This month’s parish council meeting has been changed from Thursday 7 June to MONDAY 11 JUNE. It will commence at 7pm and will be at Otterhampton Village Hall as normal.
1. Further to the cases in Dorset last week, Defra have just announced that dead waterfowl have been reported at a second location – a reservoir in Warwickshire;
2. 13 birds from the site have been confirmed with High Path AI, H5N6;
3. Testing of the birds is ongoing, however, it is expected that this will be the same H5N6 strain of the virus which has been circulating in wild birds across Europe in recent months i.e the European strain;
4. As a result Defra have extended the current AI Prevention Zone (AIPZ) (currently covering parts of Dorset) to the whole of England; Continue reading The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone from Defra