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Matt Fitzpatrick

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  1. It's a done deal , just seen Therese Coffey on Twitter video saying the goverment is going to phase out the sale of high polluting fuels which includes house coal , high sulphur smokeless briquettes and Wet wood . So were supposed to be in a period of consultation and yet their putting videos online. Hetas, the stove industry alliance, CPL, fuel express ,certainly wood ,Whitehorse are all pushing for this . The ready to burn scheme will become an industry standard and with that additional costs to small businesses ,annual subscription- audit and maybe a tonnage levy . Personally I only sell kiln dried imported hardwood logs and will meet the criteria if necessary i will join the ready to burn scheme to safeguard my business. What they are proposing in the consultation paper is wrong it is not possible to air dry logs consistently to 20% and that needs challenging so I urge you all to complete the consultation paper online and have your say . Defra will recommend to government and it will become law.
  2. Can everyone who sells firewood please complete the yuo gov survey online and have an input because defra is going to recommend to government restrictions on small volume sales of firewood including dumpy bag deliveries this will impact on all small businesses. Don't be complacent on this because - CPL , Whitehorse energy, fuel express ,certainly wood ,wholesale wood etc will have their way
  3. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-to-cut-harmful-pollution-from-domestic-burning-set-out
  4. Can everyone who sells firewood please complete the yuogov survey online and have an imput because defra is going to recommend to government restrictions on small volume sales of firewood including dumpy bag deliveries this will impact on all small businesses. Don't be complacent on this because - CPL , Whitehorse energy, fuel express ,certainley wood ,wholesale wood etc will have their way .
  5. Don't get me wrong I'm not against it , but what they are proposing is badly thought out . The consultation paper closes in October and there is a yougov online survey that you can complete , it's important that all interested parties contribute to this as the final proposals will be finalised later this year and then become law.
  6. This has come about from bad press stories about high emissions from burning wood that is not dry enough.The thought process is that if they can regulate the sale of logs in smaller volumes under 2m3( loose or hand stacked ???)it would reduce the amount of poorly seasoned Wood being burnt straight away . Here's the wording used in the consultation paper " Goverment intends to build upon the existing industry led Ready to Burn certification scheme. What this means is that ANYONE wishing to sell firewood in volumes under the specified cut-off will need to apply to the industry's certification agency or equivalent (currently Woodsure). Enforcement will be carried out through the certification agency's audit process complimented by Local authority enforcement through trading standards " There you go I'm a member of the BSL scheme which when launched was free now 2 years later we pay £120 +vat a year plus a tonnage fee for every tonne of pellets sold and are subject to audits Not sure how this will work out, but times they are a changing. SOUND
  7. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-to-cut-harmful-pollution-from-domestic-burning-set-out
  8. Sorry forgot to say mention they are going to extent smoke control orders through out the whole of England. Devolved governments of Wales Scotland and northern Ireland will legislate separately
  9. The conceltation document can be seen on Defra's web site and you can complete a questionnaire online . The closing date is Friday 12 October 2018 . This is not bullshit they are going to legislate and this will cost suppliers a fortune for instance you will have to package the products and label them with the ready to burn logo and moisture content. In the document they state that they expect 100% Compliance from the coal industry in year one and 40% compliance from firewood producers year one rising to 60% further down the line
  10. I haven't posted on here for some time but thought you all should know about the consultation process that has now been opened by Defra regarding the government's proposals for the clean air strategy and policy from 2019/20 . So in a nutshell the preferred option is to ban the sale of smokey house coal and high sulphur smokeless briquettes and introduce new rules on the supply of firewood . My understanding is that they will ban the sale of firewood with a moisture content higher than 20% this would be applcable to nets of logs, bulk bags and loose loads under 2m3. They will legislate to make the new laws enforceable by local authorities and trading standards .Firewood businesses will need to join the ready to burn scheme @ £300 per annum and make available there purchase invoice and sales invoices for audit inspections, similar to the BSL bullshit scheme . Further investment in kilns will be required if you wish to carry on selling wet firewood. Happy days just thought I'd cheer up your Sunday morning.
  11. :001_smile:Hi David Do you have any of that dry H/wood left if so pm me a price can take 8m3 per load Thanks Matt
  12. Softwood log netts Could do with picking up 150 netts tomorrow based in yorkshire but have a collection in litchfield first can anyone help out:001_smile:

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