Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Injured Animals

There has been a lot of interest in the Injured Animals article in Skeffling News.  Sharon has commented on it via the website and lots of people have phoned me or spoken to me personnally.

I've been checking out the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the one where they tell you how concerned they are about the countryside and resident wildlife, and will be writing to them with a copy of Skeffling News so they can see just how concerned they are at protecting our wildlife.

During my surf of the internet I discovered YWT have a Facebook page...  Red rag to a bull.  I am currently gathering support before I put the photo on Facebook!  There are a lot of animal lovers out there who'll be appalled and might like to comment on just how caring Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are.

Please leave a comment either here, or on the link to the Comments Book from the newsletter page.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Injured Animals

In the February issue of Skeffling News I published a distressing story of a deer injured on the barbed wire fence in Hodgson's Field.  Since then I've heard quite a few similar stories, all of them heartbreaking.

Then I had a phone call from Mike Wright of Golden Hope, Out Newton Road, and I began to feel optimistic about our local wildlife.  Mike had seen the article and, like many other people, was insensed by the indifference shown to the animal's suffering by the RSPCA.

The good news is that Mike wants to help if he can.  He has contacts at the Hull Animal Rescue Centre and volunteers who will come out to treat injured animals.  So if you're unfortunate enough to find an animal or bird injured and suffering please give Mike a call.  He's promised to do whatever he can to help. 

His number is 07850795765.

There will be a follow up item to this story in the March issue of Skeffling News.  Please don't miss it.  If you have any helpful suggestions or advice please use the Comments box underneath this post.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Kill the Bill

   How would you like to have solar panels fitted to your roof and not have to pay an electric bill for the next 25 years, and all for FREE?
   That's right -  FREE.
   At the Microgeneration Awards last night I was talking to Stewart Davies from ASHADEGREENER and he assured me this was for real.  No hidden costs.  No nasty surprises.  Oh, and at the end of the 25 years the solar panels are yours to keep. 
   His company will do all the necessary surveying, installing, maintaining throughout the full 25 years.  All you have to do is not pay any electric bills.
   Yeh, right!  Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?  So, because I'm naturally suspicious about a something-for-nothing scheme, I grilled him quite extensively.  'There's no such thing as a free lunch.'  'There's got to be a snag to the scheme.'  'Airlines who offer you amazing deals then hit you with a bill when you've bought your ticket.'  But he kept shaking his head and repeating 'No - it's completely, totally FREE'.
   This morning I went onto their website and followed the very simple instructions.  Put in your post code, up comes a googleearth map of Skeffling, zoom in till you find your house, then a little 'push pin' appears and you stick it on your roof.  Fill in your details and they'll get back to you if your house qualifies.  This means it has to be south facing to catch maximum rays. 
   Next question... So who pays what to whom.  You're a business not a charity so you must make something out of it.  Well they do.  But not from their customers.  They get their money from the recently introduced Feed In Tariff, which pays them 41p. for every kilowatt produced.  And that's why it's FREE to you.
   Have a look for yourself.  Log on to http://www.ashadegreener.co.uk/  it'll tell you all the things you need to know...
   When you've done that please read my Blog about the Award Skeffling received last night.  And it's all thanks to you...

Have You Seen Her

It's been reported that Nick & Vicky have lost a brown hen with black tail feathers.   If you've seen or found her could you please return her to 5, West View, Chapel Lane or telephone Nick/Vicky on 650468 or mobile 07861657931.

Any assistance would be most gratefully received, I'm sure our many readers will do all they can to help.
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