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Local Hero Award 

The nominations for the Local Hero award are now in and being assessed by an eminent panel of judges. Thank-you to everyone who made a nomination and the winner will be presented with their award at special event to be held at the cricket club in June. More details to follow.

Millcom Jazz night a great success

Full details in the May issue

Parish Community Group

The Parish Community Group (PCG), held its AGM at the Cricket Club on 13th March. See the news section in next months LINK magazine for further information.

 L – R , Alan Selwood, Richard Webber, Liz Tidy, Dave Cotton (NPC)

Cutting Your hedge? Please, please stop and think!

English hedgerows will be protected in law as the government today (4 March) sets out its plans for domestic hedgerow regulations, following a consultation last year……..the regulations will include……..a hedge cutting ban between 1 March and 31 August to protect nesting birds. (Source Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).  Prior to this new legislation, wild birds’ nests were protected from intentional damage, destruction or removal when they are in use or being built, under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).

As we move into spring, it is natural to think about cutting back overgrown hedges, but please think first of our feathered friends, many of whom are having a very hard time and need to breed to maintain or increase the wild bird population levels. It is a joy to discover a bird’s nest in the garden and you can derive much pleasure from watching the adults collecting food for their young, seeing the little ones take their first flight and observing them as they grow into adulthood. So, let’s all pull together and help to protect wild birds