Broughton & Old Dalby Parish Council

Serving the people of Nether Broughton, Old Dalby, Queensway, Six Hills and surrounding farms

Clerk: Sue Evans
4 Middle Lane, Nether
Broughton, Leicestershire
LE14 3HD

Tel: 07923 224773

New measures in force after avian influenza case confirmed near Melton

New measures in force after avian influenza case confirmed near Melton

A Control Zone was declared this week by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) after a case of avian influenza was confirmed at a site near Melton Mowbray. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers in the affected area to follow increased measures in an attempt to reduce the risk of spreading avian flu in the bird population.

The Control Zone covers a 10km radius of the location where the infected birds were identified – there is an inner 3km protection zone and wider 10km surveillance zone. This includes parts of Melton and Whissendine, and straddles the Leicestershire borders with both Rutland and Nottinghamshire.

Within the control zones there are further recording requirements, movement restrictions requiring a licence, and birds within the protection zone need to be housed in enclosures. Further information about the restrictions can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 14:32 by Sue Evans

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