Local PCSO attending at Hockey’s Farm Shop

PCSO Amy WADDINGTON  will be at Hockey’s Farm Shop on the following dates, please feel free to have a chat with her about any local policing matters:

  • Monday 17th July 10:00-10:30
  • Saturday 12th August 11:00 – 11:30
  • Wednesday 20th September 14:00-14:30
  • Saturday October 7th October 11:00-11:30
  • Saturday 11th November 14:00-14:30
  • Wednesday 20th December 11:00-11:30

Woodlark (Lullula arborea)

Martin Bennett lives in our Parish and is a keen ornithologist as well as a highly accomplished photographer. He writes here about a fascinating bird that can be found locally, we are privileged to have them here. Martin writes with passion about the potential threats to their successful breeding.

Despite the Woodlark  being  relatively abundant on Ibsley Common and  Rockford Common, some localised areas of the New Forest, and some parts of Southern England, it is more scarce elsewhere in Britain although it is increasing its range.  It is classified as a Schedule One bird, so any disturbance of any kind to this species is an offence.Continue Reading

Avian flu: latest news for poultry keepers

There have been changes in the way Avian flu is being dealt with. In some areas measures have been eased somewhat, however there is a large part of our Parish in which the stronger measures will still apply.

All the latest details are here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017

and there is an excellent guide for backyard poultry keepers: ai-birdflu-factsheet-170225

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Cycling event Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017

UK CYCLING EVENTS
Event Plan – New Forest Spring Sportive
Introduction
UK Cycling Events organise amateur non-competitive cycling events in the UK. These events support amateur cyclists by selecting low traffic, interesting and scenic routes which can be cycled at various lengths to suit all abilities.
UK Cycling Events provides a support infrastructure for these events including:
 Organisation
 Food and Water stations
 Breakdown assistance
 Route marking and monitoring
 General First Aid at food and drink stations as well as support vehicles
The aim of the event is to provide an environment for cyclists of all ages to have a safe and enjoyable cycle.
Event Details
Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017
Name: Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive
Start / Finish Venue: Somerley House
Routes: 3 routes 83 miles / 66 miles / 29 miles
Estimated Riding Numbers
 Epic Route: 350
 Standard: 300
 Short: 200
Event Management
Contact: 01425 653372
The Event Manager will be responsible on behalf of UK Cycling Events for all aspects of the organisation and smooth running of the event, including the administration of the Health & Safety policy and Emergency procedure.
One event co-ordinator will be positioned at all times at the event base and will have adequate means of bespoke communication with all of the event staff, food and water stations as well as the mobile support vehicles.