The Environment agency
is working with the River Stewardship Company to deliver a Pilot project aiming
to reduce the risk of flooding and create a better natural habitat. The site of
this Pilot project is a small sheep farm near Earby on the boarder of Yorkshire
The flood risk management trial will be focusing on the land near the River Aire and will focus on natural flood management, the creation of wetlands, leaky barriers to slow the flow of rainwater and hedge planting are all proposals this project aims to test.
This work is part of the wider program been funded by Leeds City Council which aims to work with nature not against it in order to reduce the flow of water from upstream so the landscape has more time to absorb the water. It is hoped that this pilot project along side the wider NFM program will encourage more landowners to take part showing the benefits of the project while maintain arable land that can be used by farmers while reducing flood risk.
The UK’s telecom regulator Ofcom has announced that it is opening up applications for small business and rural communities to have shared-access to airwaves “spectrums” which have so far been restricted to major mobile operators.
These networks are licenced to the mobile operators but if they are not using them then they will be available for the sharing. As these technologies get deployed it will be a very interesting time in the Industry.
Ofcom are using this approach to help support innovation for new
services an example given for farmers would be to allow them to set-up their
own network to connect livestock, crop and irrigation systems together. Which
would allow for better planning, resource management and benefit harvesting.
This is not only set to benefit famers as rural communities and other
industries in the manufacturing and entertainment sectors will likely also see
a benefit to applying and gaining access to these networks. The networks
proposed to be opened up to sharing by Ofcom do support 4G and 5G so the latest
and the best equipment will be available to everyone.
You can apply to Ofcom now if there is a network that is not been used
by its owning mobile operator in your area today to apply for access to it will
cost £950 to use the network for up to three years though longer-term contracts
can be agreed.
TractAir Ltd will be attending Lamma ’20 on the 7th and 8th of January 2020 we look forward to seeing everyone at the NEC in Birmingham for another exciting year. Visit our website for more infomation on TractAir.
TractAir Ltd will once again be attending Croptec for 2019 this will be held on the 27th and 28th of November at the East of England showground in Peterborough. We hope to see everyone there. Visit our website for more infomation on TractAir.