Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service are running a two-day wildfire course for their own personnel and have some spare places available to offer to the Wildfire Group. The course is planned to run on 22nd and 23rd May 2013 at the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Services’s HQ at West Hartford, Cramlington.  Each day will start at 9am […]

Workshop Events

January 24, 2013

Funding Opportunities for the Woodfuel Sector When: 19th Feb 2013 18:00 – 20:00 Where: The Highlander, Belsay This workshop will look at what funding opportunities there are for the woodfuel sector from inside the forestry to the ash pan, and every step in between.  The event will look at the Forestry Commission’s Woodfuel Woodland Improvement Grant as […]

Burning as a management tool can be traced back many centuries, whether on heather, acid grasslands or bogs. The practice was carried out to produce fresh grazing for livestock and, by the beginning of the nineteenth century, increases in sheep grazing and, more importantly, grouse shooting led to an intensification of moorland management by fire. […]

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published two consultations on expanding the RHI scheme for commercial, industrial and community customers to increase uptake of renewable heating kits in this sector.

Proposals on long term support for householders who install renewable heating kit such as biomass boilers, in their homes across the nation have been published for consultation.  The RHI for householders, to be managed by Ofgem, is aimed at any householder looking to replace their current heating with renewable heating kit or householders who have installed any such technology since 15 July 2009.  It is intended that householders will get paid for the heat expected to be produced by their installed technology.


Key proposals in the consultation include:

The Forestry Commission and Natural England would like your views on the potential for woodland creation in the landscapes that you know over the next 50 years. This will help us to identify where there may be opportunities to meet national objectives to create more woodland, and to build up a picture of what is possible over the long term, so that support and interventions can be targeted.