Brexit and how it may help access
Listening to some of the debates about life post Brexit the subject of the farming subsidies keeps popping up, the general feeling is that a new way of applying the subsidies will emerge. The current system is based on the amount of land owned which is not very efficient, one of the suggestions is that payments should be based on conservation work and giving more access to the public. My discussions with my neighbours in the farming community indicate that they think this is the most likely format, if that is so this could be a golden opportunity for us to put our case for better river access. The Riparian rights belong to the landowners, most of these are farmers, if they want taxpayers cash that money should also benefit the taxpayers including walkers, paddlers & swimmers.
Interesting times ahead.
"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men"
Grp Cpt Sir Douglas Bader CBE,DSO,DFC,FRAeS.