The Countryside Productivity Scheme is a capital grant scheme which covers up to 40% of the total project costs, with the applicant required to pay the remaining 60%.  The following list is not exhaustive but the CPS could be used to offset the costs of: winches and associated equipment for extraction (including skyliners) self-propelled wood chippers […]

The first edition of the SIMWOOD project newsletter is now available. This issue has an interview with the project coordinator as well as providing information about the SIMWOOD regions SIMWOOD Newsletter Issue 1

A new map of the agreed routes for timber lorries to take through Northumberland has been officially launched this week by the North East Timber Transport Group and Northumberland County Council. The new ‘Agreed Routes Map’ (ARM) was signed this week by John Paterson, chair of the North East Timber Transport Group and director of […]

Forestry Commission England are promoting free support to forestry businesses in relation to new grants within the new Rural Development Programme, set to start in 2015. Details of future schemes are yet to be decided or announced but if arrangements are similar to the last programme the mos obvious interest for grant support might include […]

An industry led group of forestry organisations and local authorities has come together to develop a strategy and action plan for growth and job in the forestry sector in the North of England for the next 10 years.  The sector has huge potential  fro growth, tapping into valuable and diverse forest resources base which provides […]

The Northumberland Forestry and Firewood Fair 2014 follows on from the successful Firewood Fair event held in 2011 and is the third occasion the event has been held in Northumberland. Northwoods, in partnership with Northumberland County Council and Meldon Park Estate, are running the Forestry and Firewood Fair as part of a week long series […]