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Can we please remind everyone that fires are not allowed at anytime on our Parks and particularly not during extreme weather we are currently having.This was Dovecote Park from yesterday evening. If you have children who use this park please remind them that litter and fires are dangerous.If anyone has any information regarding this please contact us or the Police on 101. This could be so much worse if the fire had got a hold of the field.
Posted: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 11:05 by Denise Deighton
With the dry and extreme hot weather set to continue for the next week or so, we would like to ask you to be vigilant if you are visiting any of our nature reserves and any other wildlife sites! In recent days there have been two small fires on our nature reserves, which thankfully were spotted by supporters and contained by the fire services, these were extremely close calls, and only with the vigilance of members was that disaster averted. More »
As a result of the prolonged very warm and dry summer, many of our nature reserves are now very dry and there is a wildfire risk in all areas.
The fire service advises following these tips to reduce the chance of a wildfire:
- Avoid open fires in the countryside. Always have them in safe, designated areas.
- Put out cigarettes and other smoking materials properly before you leave your vehicle. You can get fireproof pouches designed for cigarette butts. Do not throw your butts on the ground, they can start fires and endanger wildlife.
- Don't leave bottles or glass in woodlands. Sunlight shining through glass can start a fire. Take them home or put them in a waste or recycling bin.
- If you see a fire in the countryside, report it immediately (by dialling 999 and the trust's emergency line number 07802 879682). Don't attempt to tackle fires that can't be put out with a bucket of water – leave the area as soon as possible.
Did you know in the UK, 79,000 fires are started on grass and heathlands every year. This is an average of 216 a day.
Let's be vigilant together and hope that one of our precious reserves doesn't fall into that statistic.
Remember, to keep hydrated if you are visiting a reserve and let someone know where you are going if you are visiting alone.
Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:11 by Deputy Clerk
Don't forget Barwell Carnival is on Saturday 20th August A field event is to take place at Barwell C of E Academy on the high street. Fairground rides, variety of stalls and food. There will be entertainment in the arena, dancers, cheerleaders and singer Lee James. Face painting and children's racing will take place. There will be a fancy dress competition for children 0 to 7 years and 8 to teenagers. There will also be a Adult Fancy dress competition. Judging will take place at 1 pm. Tug-of-war (teams of 8 ) competition between the village pubs is hoping to take place. Come along and celebrate with us gates open 12 onwards.
Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:46 by Denise Deighton