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
We are reminding visitors to the New Forest this weekend not to leave anything of value in their vehicles.
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.
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