It has been confirmed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), that Avian Influenza (bird flu) has been identified in the wild bird population in Rutland.
An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone currently applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England. Anyone who keeps poultry or birds must adhere to strict biosecurity requirements, whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a garden flock.
The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must:
Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources
Feed and water your birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds
Minimise movement in and out of bird enclosures
Clean and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy
Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas, and fencing off wet or boggy areas
Due to the costs – approx. £1000 – to print a copy for everyone in the village, paper copies will not be generally available. If you have a specific requirement for a paper copy, please contact Tim Smith
PROPOSAL: Removal of 1 no. Robinia Tree. Reduce the height of the screen of trees includes conifers to the rear of the property by a third (4 metres).
The Garden House, Lyndon Road, North Luffenham, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8JZ
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments thereon within 21 days from the date of this posting. The details of the application are available to view on the website www.rutland.gov.uk/planning by entering the reference number above.
You can also click onto the link below which will go straight to the relevant application:
Don’t forget that Helen Briggs, the Rutland County Council CEO will be giving a presentation on the proposed developments for St Georges Barracks this evening at 7pm in the School Hall.
The development will inevitably mean a substantial change the nature of our rural village, and so don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear about the proposals directly from RCC, to ask questions and open the debate on the potential impact.
There were some changes to the team during the season with Lewis leaving for the Falklands, Ben Cox joining the team and immediately playing very well reminding us how good a player he is, Andy and James played most of the games and without them it would have been difficult to maintain the numbers needed to field a team. Thank you to all the team members for the commitment and dedication during the season.
2016/17 was a difficult season for the ‘A’ team with several disappointing results notably a 6-4 win at Paston when an 8-2 win should have been the result. An 6-4 win at home to Eyebury highlighted the weaknesses in the team although it must be said Eyebury played very well that night. A 4-6 loss at Ramsey was the worst result of the season.
For comparison in 2016 the team scored four x ten/nil results , in 2015/2016 ten x ten/nil scores were recorded. In the latter part of the season the team were resigned to second place in the league, behind Paston, when out of the blue at their penultimate game, Paston lost 10-0 at Northborough and handed the league to North Luffenham.
In other competitions the team won the Annette Stubbins cup beating Paston in the final. North Luffenham teams won the North Cambs area singles, pairs, triples, and fours competitions. In county competitions Jason won the Hertfordshire singles with Jack runner-up. Thomas , Jack and Jason won the Hertfordshire triples and this qualified them to represent Hertfordshire at the national finals in County Durham which they also won and they are the current Nation Triples Champions, well done them! Paul won the Cambridgeshire singles competition and went on to win the Eastern Counties Competition.
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