If you are reading this in time and can get there, do treat yourself to a cuppa and cake at our Easter Fair on Sunday 3rd April. Open 10-3pm at the Old School in Long Melford, CO10 9DX with our usual wide selection of stalls, crafts, plants, Tombola, Raffle and our volunteer, Frank Payne, signing copies of his autobiography.
Looking ahead, the Nayland 10K family-friendly run takes place on Sunday 10th July, starting at Little Garth School, Nayland, CO6 4JR. The event raises money for local charities including SESAW, there are routes to suit all ages and abilities through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Book your place at www.nayland10k.co.uk
Now Spring is here, keep a look out for hedgehogs as they emerge from hibernation, sleepy, very thirsty and heading for the nearest source of water. Hedgehogs are good swimmers BUT many die in garden ponds as the sides are too steep for them to climb out. Please make your pond hedgehog-proof by creating a sloping edge and a ramp of green thick coated wire anchored at the top and bottom of the pond to provide an escape ladder.
If you are pulling down old sheds or buildings, you may find a hedgehog under there so keep a look out. Finally, when using a strimmer make sure there are no hogs in the vicinity, so many suffer serious injuries every year from strimming accidents. In fact, I’ll check the garden for our prickly friends before Mum calls all the dogs for dinner, including me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua.
Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP 01787 210888 www.sesaw.co.uk