Changes to Membership Fees

At the 2022 Annual General Meeting the Chairman explained that membership fees must be increased. This is because Charities Commission regulations say that we cannot give more benefit to members than our subscription income. Substantial Increases in printing costs for the Journal mean this regulation now applies. An Extraordinary General Meeting was held on October…

Slug Pellets Ban

Slug-killing pesticides containing Metaldehyde, the popular ‘blue pellets’, have been banned in the UK for garden use from Friday 1 April.  It has been ruled that the ingredient poses “an unacceptable” risk to birds and mammals such as hedgehogs.