Coronavirus Event Cancellations

Coronavirus Event Cancellations

Due to the worsening situation with Coronavirus, the Society has taken the decision to cancel all Society events and meetings until the end of May. This decision has not been taken lightly but we must follow the advice of health experts and not put lives at risk. The events cancelled are:

  • The North Roadshow on April 5th – to be rescheduled for the Autumn
  • The Judges Assessment Day on April 13th – to be rescheduled for the Autumn
  • The Spring Show on May 2nd – the Olympia semi final class will be moved to the Summer Show
  • The South Roadshow on May 10th – to be rescheduled for the Autumn

This is a worrying time and we must all do what we can to help limit the spread of this virus, and keep our families, friends and members as safe as possible. The situation is being constantly monitored and the Society website will be updated when there is further news.

Anne Alderson

Chair of Council

Financial Control Notification

As an outcome of a review of the Society’s Financial Controls, please note:

Before committing the Society to purchasing goods and services, it is necessary to get approval from the Council and authorisation from the Treasurer. Suppliers should be requested to forward invoices to the Treasurer for payment. No refunds for other purchases will be paid without the necessary approval, authorisation and receipts.

Please contact the Treasurer if you have any questions about this outline policy.

 

Great news for Native animals and equines in the new Agricultural Bill

Great news for Native animals and equines in the new Agricultural Bill

A message from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust:

We are delighted by the Government’s commitment to support our native livestock and equines in the Agricultural Bill that was published last week.

Our native breeds have a low environmental footprint, high welfare standards and provide premium produce, as well as being a major part of our national heritage.  We look forward to working with ministers and officials on the next steps.

Please visit our website to see what RBST CEO Christopher Price says:

https://www.rbst.org.uk/blog/agriculture-bill-briefing-2019