Get in touch on 01280 703497



1) Please see/read the document below regarding free visits.  It gives details of the free advice visits  I can offer you via the CSF project.

The Pesticide Handling /filling area and the Farm infrastructure ones will be of particular help to those of you applying for a MT grant this year.

There is however, a wide range of topics for everyone to take advantage please do!

I wonder if you could read this over the weekend and send me an email by  Monday  15th June so say which one/s you  may like please.


2) If you are thinking of applying for MT this year please  get your application  pack ordered by the end of this month JUNE and if you do need my  approval for  certain things or are not sure then do please get in touch ASAP.

We need to get all things signed off and back in by the end JULY.

so  please do not leave things until late July as I may not be able to  get all things done and it could  mean your application being deferred for a year!


Simon Bateman, Upper Gt.Ouse CSF Officer 

Mobile: 07768 873942     email :

Spring Newsletter is based on the Countryside stewardship scheme.  The newsletter contains useful info on how to go about things remotely.  Click below.



Click on the image below 'how to apply online' guidance for your info.





11th February Application period opens for agreements that will start on 1st January 2021.


31st May (midnight) Last date to request a CS Mid -Tier paper application pack by email or phone.


31st May Last date to request a visit for our endorsement or for Catchment Sensitive Farming officer approval, if you are considering applying for grants for management of priority habitat or in priority water catchments.


30th June (midnight) Last date to request application pack online (for the Wildlife Offers you do not need to request an application pack to apply online).


31st July Last date to submit online application for the Wildlife Offers with required supporting information.


31st July Application period closes.


Valid application and any required supporting information returned to us by 31st December.


Agreement offer and declaration sent to customer for agreements that will start on 1st January 2021.


1st January 2021 Start date for CS Mid Tier 2021 agreements applied for in 2020.


Simon Bateman

Upper Gt.Ouse  CSF Officer

Natural England

Unex House

Peterborough. PE1 1NG

Tel : 020802 61751     Mobile: 07768 873942

Training Courses

We are looking to work with Members to organise training courses to meet your needs/requirements to obtain group discounts.  If anyone is interested in a tele-handler course or any other types of courses, then please contact us in the Office.

Please click on the leaflet below to read full details from 'Crimestoppers' on not becoming a victim of heating & diesel theft:


To read the full details of Watson fuel cards please go to the Members Area, Suppliers news, offers, features.


The Equine Laundry is an Ouse & Cherwell Supplier and they have a drop off point for your horse rugs and dog items at BAGFORCE, Field Farm, Charlton Road, Brackley NN13 5GN (next to Hydramex).  Open Monday-Friday 7.30 am - 5.00 pm.  Please put your rugs in bags and fill out rug tickets on arrival.

Cox & Robinson delivery dates shown on map below.


New Rules for Bait Rodenticides: Are you compliant?  Click below for full details.


Classified Adverts - to read our most current adverts you need to register first to enable you to log-in to our Members Area.

Brackley Farming Club - Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Brackley Rugby Club and start at 7.45pm. All new members are welcome.