YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN VOLUNTARY BAILIFF SERVICE
THE Voluntary Bailiff Service is now recruiting more Phase 1 volunteers to join the 250 anglers already trained to report incidents and support the Environment Agency and police in protecting fish and fisheries.
The VBS is funded by freshwater rod-licence income and covers the whole of England, sub-divided into six regions.
Phase 1 volunteers are trained by the Angling Trust, EA and police, and report via an online, secure website. They have the opportunity to participate in joint patrols with the EA and police, and receive ongoing training.
Phase 2, in which carefully selected volunteers are trained and empowered to directly support and work alongside the EA, is currently being introduced as a pilot project in the South East Region.
The next six Phase 1 inductions will be held this autumn – anyone wishing to apply for VBS should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 250 anglers have already been trained as volunteer bailiffs.