News & Info
HM Queen Elizabeth II
The two minutes silence planned for Monday 19th September has been moved to 8.00pm on Sunday 18th September, to coincide with the National Moment of Reflection, taking place at the same time. It will be held in the copse at the middle of the Centenary Field (amenity area). It will be dark so a torch is advised. Residents are then invited to the Village Hall, with light refreshments available.
Residents are invited to place their own floral tributes in the same place. Flowers should be unwrapped and not left in cellophane.
A Book of Condolence is available in the church and all are invited to add their thoughts.
A memorial Oak tree will be planted and dedicated by the Chairman of the Parish Council and the Vicar, using the floral tributes as mulch/feed for the tree.
Protect your dog from thieves
• Never leave your pet tied-up unattended, such as outside shops for example.
• Make sure your dog is wearing a collar and ID tag when in a public place, as you are now required to do by law. Include your surname, telephone number, address and full post code and if there’s room, put ‘microchipped’ on the tag if your dog has a chip.
• Ensure your dog can be permanently identified by its microchip or tattoo. A microchip is normally sufficient to identify your pet if it does become lost or stolen.
• Ask your vet to check your dog’s microchip every year to ensure your details are accurate and up-to-date.
• Train your dog not to go out of your sight on walks. Use an extending lead if the dog does not comply. Vary your walk times and routes.
• Beware of strangers who show interest in your dog: don’t give details about your dog. Don’t allow strangers to have their photograph taken with your dog.
• Ensure your garden or yard is secure. Check it regularly for wear and tear or gaps. It should keep your dog in and trespassers out. Keep your dog in view when it goes out into the garden, don’t leave it unattended.
Alabama dog rot is a disease that causes damage to a dog’s blood vessels and the kidney. It is a mysterious disease which is hard to identify and sadly, very difficult to treat. It can cause a dog’s skin to rot as it eats the flesh of the animal which makes it a particularly distressing disease. Cases have recently been reported in Guist.
There are no specific steps you can take to prevent your dog from contracting the disease, but there is evidence of seasonal fluctuation, with most cases appearing between November and June.
Evidence suggests that the disease spreads from muddy and wooded areas – dog owners who walk their dogs in these places are advised to wash off any mud as soon as possible, and of course, keep close control of their dogs at all times to monitor where they go.
The first sign of Alabama Rot is skin sores that have not been caused by a physical injury. These sores can present as lesions, swelling, a patch of red skin, or may be open and ulcer-like. The sores are most commonly found below the knee or elbow or occasionally on the stomach or face. Usually, this will cause localised hair loss and the dog will begin licking the wound. These lesions will be followed – between two and seven days later – with outward symptoms of kidney failure: reduced appetite, fatigue, and vomiting. Affected dogs will also develop signs of severe depression, loss of appetite and vomiting, quickly accompanied by acute injury to the kidneys.
The best outcomes can be achieved by catching it early and the dog receiving high-quality veterinary care. Whilst some infected dogs do survive the treatments of skin sores and kidney failure, unfortunately, many do not – it is estimated that treatment is only successful in around 20-30% of cases. It is important, however, not to get overly worried by this as the percentage of dogs in the UK who have contracted this disease is truly minuscule. Though, what is vital, is that you understand the problem and know what to look out for, should your dog come into contact with it, as time plays a large part in successfully treating the disease.
School Readers Norfolk
Reading volunteers are desperately needed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of children won’t have had enough reading practice during the first lockdown let alone the second. In a normal year, one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now even wider. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults.
Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in your area to support children’s reading and prevent them falling further behind. If you want to make a difference to a child’s life, apply to become a Schoolreader. No qualifications are needed; just a love of reading and some spare time each week.
To join us, please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org/volunteer-application-form
Public Rights of Way in Brisley
The link below will take you to the definitive map of Norfolk which shows all the public rights of way. Zoom in to see the routes.
The Armed Forces Covenant
PROUDLY SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SERVE
The aim of the Armed Forces Covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces Community residing in Brisley and to recognise and remember the sacrifice made by members of the Armed Forces Community, which includes serving and former Armed Forces personnel, veterans, their families and widowers.
The Commons in Brisley
All residents who live adjacent to any of the commons in Brisley should check the relevant map below and ensure no encroachment is taking place from their property.
Although the Parish Council is aware of some encroachment, we do not intend to take any action at this point, although we reserve the right to do so. This is simply to make everyone aware of the boundaries.
Your co-operation is much appreciated.