Queens Platinum Jubilee Trees
Thank you to all those who helped plant 420 trees along a Granborough Footpath on 19th November, organised by Hugh Ellerton and Bruce Clark.
Making a better future for generations to come!
Do you keep birds?
If so please be aware that to control the spread of Avian Influenza the Government has introduced a Housing Order for all poultry and captive birds following a decision by the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer.
This measure legally requires all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from disease, regardless of type or size.
To the best of the Parish Council’s knowledge, there are no reported cases in the local area as of today 7th November.
For further information please go to the Government’s website. You will find guidance and a biosecurity self-assessment checklist to assist all bird keepers in instigating and maintaining good biosecurity and further updates on the latest avian influenza situation.
Whilst much of the information refers to poultry, it relates to all captive birds. Advice on Racing/Homing Pigeons can be found on the Royal Pigeon Racing Association Website which on 7th November included the following:
“It is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors. (Pigeon fanciers may let their birds out briefly before feeding each day, to meet the birds’ welfare requirements, for up to an hour. Lofts must not be left open for several hours for the birds to come and go as they please. Contact between the racing pigeons and wild birds, either directly or indirectly, must be minimised wherever possible”. Please click here for further information.
Please note the Parish Council is unable to give any individual advice on this matter and will always refer you to the Government Website.