Allotments in Hartlepool

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

On 6th December 2016 the Government introduced an “Avian Influenza Prevention Zone” across the whole of the UK. The measures will be in place until 28th February 2017 and affect all allotment holders keeping poultry or other captive birds, including pigeons. Signage has been placed on all allotment sites and information has been included in the e-newsletter sent to tenants.

More information on the measures imposed by the Prevention Zone and signs to look out for can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

You can read the Council’s statement about the control measures at https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/news/article/620/avian_flu_outbreak_prompts_control_measures