Thank you letter - Buckingham Palace
14 June 2022

On behalf of the village, the Parish Council sent greetings to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of her Accession.

Please find attached the reply from Buckingham Palace.


St Mary's - 100 Club winners
29 May 2022

The Hundred club winners for June are:-

First Prize              No. 7        Peter Watts

Second Prize         No. 74     Emily Watts

Third Prize            No. 61       Belinda Humphry

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone
03 November 2021

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ)

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service have advised us that as of 5pm on the 3 November 2021 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared across Great Britain. This means that all bird keepers in Great Britain (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard are required by law to take a range of bio-security precautions:

  • Schedule 1 - Minimum biosecurity measures applying to all keepers

· Keep domestic ducks and geese separate from other poultry.

· 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 their birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds.

· Minimise movement into and out of bird enclosures.

· Cleanse 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.

· Keep free ranging birds within fenced areas, and ponds, watercourses and permanent standing water must be fenced off (except in specific circumstances, e.g., zoo birds).

  • Schedule 2 –Enhanced biosecurity measures for premises with over 500 poultry or other captive birds

Keepers with more than 500 birds will need to restrict access for non-essential people on their sites, workers will need to change clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures and site vehicles will need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Full details of what is required can be found on the government website:

To assist all bird keepers in complying with the new rules, the biosecurity guidance and self-assessment checklists have been updated and all the latest information can be found at

Remember that if you have poultry it is your responsibility to keep updated on any outbreaks and an easy way to do this is to sign up for text notifications -register with the APHA alerts service.

Dog Fouling
15 May 2021


The Parish Council have received complaints concerning dog fouling in the areas of Otterham Lane (The Drove) and Townfield footpath (linking Blind Lane down towards the River).

POLITE notices will shortly be displayed in these areas and we would respectively ask all dog owners/walkers to clear up their dog poo wherever it may be in the village.

Thank you.

Isle Abbotts Parish Council


10 May 2021