The impacts of rural crime on farming communities

Clair Hall
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Sam Durham, Chief Land Management Adviser, National Farmers' Union

In a recent report*, rural crime was shown to have cost the UK £44.5m in 2017. With an increase of 13.4% on the previous year (30.4% within the South East), rural crime is rising at its fastest rate since 2010.

To find out more about the range of rural crimes experienced by National Farmers' Union (NFU) members and the impacts that these crimes have on rural communities and farm businesses, join us as Sam Durham, Chief Land Management Adviser, NFU explores this important area and the work that the NFU is doing to lobby and influence the government, police and Police & Crime Commissioners to address these concerns.

Online booking
Taking place on Wednesday 26 September, at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, this one hour CPD seminar is free to all members and their guests. If you would like to join us, please use our online booking tool by clicking on the Book Now button below.

Please note that this event is scheduled to start promptly at 6.00pm and light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm onwards.

Learning objectives
By the end of the seminar, delegates will:

  • understand the range of criminal activity experienced by farmers

  • understand the impact of these crimes on rural communities and farm businesses

  • have an overview of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) strategies for dealing with rural crime

  • know about NFU's lobbying of NPCC, Policy & Crime Commissioners and government departments

Getting there
There is plenty of free on-site parking at Clair Hall and Haywards Heath Station is just a few minutes' walk away.

About our speaker
Sam is NFU Chief Land Management Adviser, leading on NFU’s strategic leadership of the industry-led environment initiatives, knowledge exchange and rural crime and managing teams supporting NFU members on a range of land management issues including the Basic Payment Scheme, tenancy and infrastructure developments. Sam has an Ecology degree and is a qualified primary school teacher.

His work history includes managing an island nature reserve and a variety of conservation land management projects, a campaigner with environmental and international development NGOs and national coordinator for the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

*Source: NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2018

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