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14 December 2016 Halesworth & Southwold Community News .

Celebrate a Life this Christmas at Eagle Vets

THE most wonderful time of the year is nearly upon us and this year at Eagle Veterinary Group we are introducing our Celebration of Life Tree! Come along this festive season and celebrate your furry family, either those who are fortunately still with us or those who have made their way to the Rainbow Bridge. It’s an opportunity to reflect

on how much our precious pets mean to us! Write your pet's name or a short message on one of our festive tags available from Reception, or you could even bring in your own special picture to hang on our tree. All donations received will

go to ‘Our Special Friends’, an amazing charity based in Bury St Edmunds that provide a range of support services to help those in need to continue to enjoy contact with animals during illness, bereavement or other crisis. Although ‘Our Special Friends’ doesn’t currently provide their brilliant services to Halesworth, we think it is so important to support this young charity so that they can continue to grow and support the wider community. You can learn more about them by visiting www. Also at Eagle Vets this festive

season … donate a meal to an unwanted pet this Christmas! We are having our annual food collection in aid of Meadow Green Dog Rescue Centre & Cats Protection League. Spare a thought for the animals who sadly don’t have a loving home this Christmas, it is the season for giving after all! You’ll also be entered into our

free prize draw with a chance to win a festive fruit box and other goodies!

Peddars Way Paws Tel 07903818246


• Bathing • De-Matting • Clipping • Hand Scissoring • Nail Trim • Puppy Introductions

• Doggie Day care • Collections and Drop offs My Business is run from a loving family home,

for a more personal and loving service. We like to accommodate all of our customers needs, so please contact us to see if we can help.

City & Guild trained and qualified. CRB Checked. Fully Insured. Loyalty Cards.

Peddars Way, Halesworth Road, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0AE

Halesworth (01986) 873139 Halesworth Veterinary Clinic, Norwich Road, Halesworth IP19 8HY

Keeping Your Pets Healthy and Happy since 1950...

Wishing all our clients and their pets a very Happy and Healthy Christmas with many thanks for supporting us throughout the year.


Christmas Eve - 8.30am-12 noon Christmas Day - ClosED* Boxing Day - ClosED*

Tuesday 27th December - ClosED*

Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th December - 8.45am-6pm

New Year’s Eve – 8.30am-12 noon New Year’s Day – ClosED* Monday 2nd January - ClosED* Tuesday 3rd January - 8.45am-6pm

* When the surgery is closed, please ring our answering service on 01223 849 727 to contact our Veterinary surgeon on call. Please note out of hours

emergency services are provided at our Halesworth clinic for pets belonging to our registered clients and visitors to the area. Clients registered with other veterinary practices locally must use the service they provide.

G M Roche, B.Vet Med M.R.C.V.S. Halesworth Veterinary Clinic, Norwich Road, Halesworth Tel: 01986 873139


Merry Christmas to all our customers. Thank you for your support Pony Club Centred Yard,

Main Road, Bramfield, Halesworth IP19 9HT Phone: 01986 784552

Valli Hayes B.H.S.A.I BHS Approved

A PET’S BEST FRIEND Sarah Grimwood

Dog walking and animal sitting

Fully Insured CRB (insured and police checked)

A PET’S BEST FRIEND Sarah Grimwood

Dog walking and animal sitting

Transport available 9 Bigod Close

Halesworth Suffolk 01986 873592

Halesworth Suffolk 01986 873592 07895025174

9 Bigod Close e: Fully Insured CRB (insured and police checked) BYEBRUE


Offering your pets first class care and attention in top quality holiday accommodation


Fun-loving care guaranteed! Grooming also offered Wissett, Halesworth 01986 785264


Wishing all our customers a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

from Jill, Holly, Jenny, Abi and Emel

Mells Hill Farm, Mells, Halesworth Tel: 01986 873054

WILD ABOUT BIRDS Late Night Opening on Wednesday’s

7th, 14th and 21st December until 7pm

We sell quality bird, pet, animal feed and a large selection of crafts. Together with coal, logs and much more. Come and view our excellent range of stock.

Deliveries made locally and mail order available throughout the UK Main Road Theberton, Tel:01728 833262


‘Wishing all our lovely customers and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’

Santa Paws 2016 - all animals matter

WE would like to ask your help to give the gift of love and warmth to homeless and abandoned animals this Christmas with our Santa Paws Appeal. The Christmas period is

always busy for animal rescue centres with increased numbers of pets being abandoned. With these Christmas casualties adding to the already overcrowded rehoming centres, you can imagine resources are stretched. Walter and almost every member of the team at Wangford Veterinary Clinic, has rehomed a number of cats and dogs, a bearded dragon and even a pig, all of them homeless, abandoned or unwanted, but we can’t take them all and that’s why every year we hold our appeal, and thanks to the amazing generosity

of our clients and animal lovers from all over Waveney we are able to give both supplies and financial assistance. How you can help - At this

time of year heating bills usually soar as volunteers struggle to keep these unwanted pets healthy and warm, so donations to help pay these monstrous bills are always very useful as are donations of cosy beds and warm blankets. They don’t have to be new, maybe you have some old and unwanted items stored away somewhere that are no longer needed. Huge amounts of food are

always wanted, wet or dry foods, any variety. So, if you can spare even a small amount of cash to buy an extra tin or bag of food when you get your own

pet's food, it will all go towards making a big difference to pets in care. Food and bedding are of course the most essential items needed to care for these animals but it is Christmas time and if you feel you would like to give something more festive, then treats or suitable cat and dog toys are also very welcome. Donations of items to be shared amongst local rescue homes can be brought to Wangford Veterinary Clinic, Pound Corner, Wangford NR34 8RS. If you would prefer to give

a donation of money cheques should be made out to Santa Paws Appeal and sent to the above address. If you require any further information, please contact us on 01502 578999.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

AT the Southwold Group of the SWT’s November meeting we hosted a thought-provoking presentation by Jo Collins of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue covering their role as the primary organisation in the uK dealing with stranded or distressed marine wildlife. Nationally the charity, formed in 1988, is mostly involved in call-outs involving seals but porpoises, dolphins and whales also benefit from their care. There are many threats to these creatures, including shooting and culling to protect fish stocks, becoming caught in fishing nets

and lines, pollution, harassment by people and dogs in breeding areas and whaling. Off the East Anglian coast

there are many breeding seals, with grey seals outnumbering the common or harbour seals. Conflict with people on our beaches is a major reason for call-outs. If seemingly distressed, ill or injured seals are found we are advised to keep them under observation, try to keep people and dogs away and, if thought necessary, ring the BDLMR on 01825 433412 or 07787 433412 at evenings and weekends. Avoid picking them

up or chasing them back into the sea. More information on this subject can be found at www. Our next meeting is on Thursday 12th January at 7.30pm in St Edmunds Hall, Southwold when Ivan Levett will speak about the ever-popular subject of ‘Garden Birds’. Admission is £2 incl refreshments.

Les Tarver Autumn around The Green

THROuGHOuT November you might have seen Green volunteers toiling alongside the towpath of the New Reach. We’re pushing back a margin of overgrowth on the hedge side that we can keep strimmed, and we’re reinstating the hedge which has become swamped by ivy. The rows of tiny trees you can see in the hedge line are not as new as they look – we planted them 5 years ago! Their survival is a tribute to their courage, but their small size shows how desperately the clearance around and above was needed. Earlier in the year we strimmed

the banks to keep views down to the water clear and walkers have been delighted to see water voles eating, playing, home-building on the opposite bank, totally calmly. We have no intention of creating a lawn alongside the



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MICRO CHIPPING • ANAL GLANDS All done by a qualified Veterinary Nurse


CALL JULIE 01986 873045 Mandafield, Upper Holton, Halesworth IP19 8NH

Reach, and the wildflowers will come again and do better. The season of floods is beginning and we’ll do our best to lay vegetation over the swampier parts of the paths through Folly Meadow to keep them walkable. Parts of the Track, particularly in Chestnut Meadow, will be under water occasionally and at those times walkers and cyclists would be wise to turn back if you can’t see the edges of the Track, as the grass alongside will be pretty soggy and might turn you over. For wildlife records, history

and geology, photos, news of past and future events, type in ‘Halesworth Millennium Green’ or

http://millenniumgreen. or email or ring 01986 872268 or 01502 578470.


HAPPY Christmas to all our members and their families. The following badges have recently been passed: Millie McGee 20m; Caitlin Goddard 5 and 10m; Lana Hazelton 5m; James Miller 50 and 100m & Kingfisher 1; Aidan Wiles 200m; Alfie Carter Kingfisher 1. Many of our members are working on their own personal challenges, well done to them all. Congratulations to the swimmers of the Term Aidan Wiles and James Miller. Best wishes to you all. Paula,Tracey and Rita


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