Our stand at the 125th Devon County Show
As you may have seen in our ENews, we are pleased to be attending the Devon Agricultural Association’s 125th year celebration from 2-4 July.
We continue to work behind the scenes planning our stand, whilst keeping an eye on government developments to make sure that it is a safe place for members, their guests and CLA staff.
The Devon County Agricultural Association has developed 12 steps to ensure its visitors safety, and we will be observing these steps for both our stand and breakfast. This includes wearing masks whilst in inside areas and operating a one way system on the stand.
As part of a wider theme of the countryside code, we are working with Clean Devon this year to highlight the impact litter has on the Devon countryside. From small-scale litter drops to fly-tipping, rubbish is a constant blight on the countryside.
The CLA is working hard to educate the public of the importance of following the Countryside Code when visiting, and our stand this year will highlight the key issues our members face, from livestock worrying, trespass, inconsiderate parking and of course, litter.
We’d love for you to join us on our stand for an Ashcombe Cider, glass of Pimms or a cup of tea and a chat with one of our team. Our advisory team will be in attendance to answer your queries throughout the Show period. Our Territory Managers, Sue Osmond and Jason Evans will be on hand to set out the benefits of membership to those looking to join the association.
Sophie Dwerryhouse, National Access Adviser will be joining us for the first day of the show.
We are excited to welcome you back!
CLA Political Breakfast - Friday 2 July
Our breakfast will look a little different this year. We’ll be set up in the Members’ Pavilion with more space to host our political breakfast. Set up in tables of six, we invite you to join us for a sit down, locally supplied breakfast, which will include fruit, yoghurt, granola pot with spoon and a bacon roll, served in individual bags with fruit juice, tea and coffee.
We have extended an invite to Government for a speaker and are awaiting confirmation, with few agricultural shows going ahead this year, our hope is to get a key player. CLA National President, Mark Bridgeman will be our visiting Officer and will inform attendees at the breakfast of the CLA's current priorities and look back over the last year.
This new format means that arrival will be at 8.30am with the breakfast debate kicking off from 9.00am and finishing at our usual time of 10am.
Booking will be absolutely essential for attendance at breakfast to ensure we adhere to Covid measures. We will not be admitting people who have not booked onto breakfast, if you turn up without having booked, please do not be offended if you are turned away – therefore, early booking is recommended, as understandably, places are limited.
Booking for the breakfast does not include entry to the Show and we would recommend that you inform yourselves of the 12 Steps the Society is taking to ensure visitors safety during the event.
Attendance at the breakfast is free. Book your places now, including the names of any guests you wish to bring along by heading to the events sectionand logging in to MYCLA. If you're unable to book, please call the office on 01249 700200 where we'll be happy to help.
We will continue to update this page with the latest updates from Government and inform you should the situation change. As it stands, we look forward to you joining us at the Show.