The Countryside Stewardship Scheme will be open for applications again in 2018 with the first focus being on the expanded Hedgerow and Boundaries Grant. The maximum spend for improvements to hedgerows, stone walls, etc on any one farm has been increased from £5,000 to £10,000 with applications to be submitted by 30th April.  If you are interested in this grant please email Becky Meredith on becky@webbpaton.co.uk before commencing the work.  Alternatively you can ring Becky (or speak to whoever is your normal contact at WebbPaton if you are an existing client) on 01793 842055.