2019 SAF Preliminary Checks
Rural Payments Wales will undertake initial checks on your submitted SAF to identify any differences between what you have declared and their mapping database and also to check if any of the land which you have declared has been declared by another claimant.
If they do come across any discrepancies during these checks they will issue a ‘Preliminary Checks Letter’, which will be added to your RPW Online account.
You will also receive a letter in the post advising you that you need to access your RPW Online account to review the Preliminary Checks letter by June 9 2019.
It is essential that you access your RPW Online account to read the letter and advise RPW of any changes that you may wish to make as you only have until June 19 2019 to do so. Any replies received after this date cannot be accepted and penalties may be applied.
If you require any assistance with checking and responding to the letter please get in touch with the county office, as soon as you receive notification.
RPW Correspondence and RPW Online
Rural Payments Wales now issue the majority of their correspondence to customers via RPW Online. It is therefore important that you check your RPW Online account when you receive a message from them either via, e-mail, text message or a recorded message on your landline, stating that there is something new on your account.
Please remember that we do not routinely check any members RPW Online accounts but we are happy to access your account on your behalf when you receive a message. All you need to do is give us a ring in the county office, on 01437 762913.
Please don’t ignore any messages as they could be about something really important with a deadline for responding!
RWAS Feature County
As you are no doubt aware Pembrokeshire is the RWAS Feature County for 2019. There are still lots of events planned to take place so, if you want to find out more visit www.rwas.wales/pembrokeshire-2019 or @PembsRWAS2019 on Facebook.
Sustainable Production Grant
Just in case you have missed the previous application windows for the Sustainable Production Grant or you have been unsuccessful, the next application window will open on September 2 and close on October 11 2019. As part of the application criteria you must have attended a Sustainable Farming Roadshow, organised by Farming Connect, so keep an eye out for the dates of the next roadshows.
If you are on Facebook and would like to be kept up to date on what we are doing in Pembrokeshire FUW, just like our page @FUWPembrokeshire
FUW Summer show time
June 8 – Aberystwyth Show – Tea, coffee and biscuits served all day. Account Executives Aled Evans and Mared Hopkins will be on our stand.
July 6 – Lampeter
Show – Tea, coffee
and biscuits served
all day. A warm welcome awaits our members. Account Executives will be present all day.
August 3 – Cardigan Show – There will be no stand at the show this year but County Executive Officer Emma Davies and Account Executive Dafydd Evans will be present on the day at the YFC stand, talking to members.
August 24 – Talybont Show – Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served all day. Account Executive Mared Hopkins will be present.
The results for the latest draw in the 100 club are set out below:
1st Prize – £50 – Mr A Cooke, Nantyderri Farm
2nd Prize – £30 – Mrs Gloria Williams, Glanshon Farm 3rd Prize – £20 – Mr Alan Lewis, Great House Farm
Congratulations to the winners, to all other paid-up members – better luck next time. Membership of the 100 club cost £10 per year. Remember you have to be in it to win it!