Hot Dogs Die in Cars

Soaring temperatures prompt vets and animal welfare groups to issue ‘Dogs Die in Hot Cars’ warning

With temperatures set to touch the mid-twenties this week, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has teamed up with a coalition of rescue and rehoming charities, police, and welfare organisations to launch this year’s Dogs Die in Hot Cars campaign to highlight the dangers that warm weather can pose to dogs.

On a hot day, even when it’s cloudy, the temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly reach over double those felt outside. For example, when it’s 22°C outside, the temperature inside a car can become 47°C within an hour, which can result in death for any dog trapped inside.

The most obvious sign of heatstroke in dogs is excessive panting and drooling. Other signs include overly red or purple gums; a rapid pulse; lack of co-ordination; reluctance or inability to rise after collapsing, seizures, vomiting or diarrhoea and in extreme circumstances coma or death.

If anyone sees a dog in a car displaying any signs of heatstroke, they should call 999 immediately and report a dog in a hot car to police. You can call the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 for advice but, if a dog is in danger, dialling 999 should always be the first step.

Owners who fear their dog may be suffering from heatstroke should quickly move it to a cooler spot, pour small amounts of room-temperature water over its body and allow the dog to drink small amounts of cool water. Once the dog is cool, rush it to the nearest vet for treatment.

Alpine & Penchard – Manor Farm Residential Development

As many villagers are aware, there have been ongoing discussions with Alpine Group and Penchard for some time regarding their move from Manor Farm, Abbotts Ann to new premises.

We are hopefully moving towards a potential solution. This involves the removal of the existing industrial uses and replacement by a modest amount of residential development which recognises the sites rural location whilst is sufficient to fund the necessary relocation.

Monxton Parish Council has received a request from Alpine to share their evolving thoughts, and seek comments on key issues and approach at the next Parish Council meeting on the 10th April at the village hall (starts at 7.30pm), which has been accepted. At this stage the discussion is likely to focus on issues of principle rather than scheme detail.

We, therefore, invite all villagers to attend this meeting to hear first-hand from the Alpine team and ask any questions regarding their plans.

Monxton Parish Council will be supporting the proposal as it currently stands, however, we are very interested in the views of villagers especially those most affected and we urge you to attend the meeting.

Mike Cleugh
Chairman
Monxton Parish Council

 

Fly Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and is a criminal offence.

Examples of fly-tipping include:

  • dumping waste on land where there is no waste management licence, including public highways
  • leaving rubbish or waste outside household waste recycling centres
  • giving your waste to someone else to fly-tip
  • allowing waste to be dumped on your own property

The Police and local authorities take action against any householder or business who illegally disposes of their waste, or who does not ensure that their waste is collected by a registered waste service firm.

You are legally responsible for any household waste produced on your property or where you live. This responsibility is called your “duty of care”.

You face an unlimited fine if your waste ends up fly-tipped and you cannot show that you took reasonable steps to prevent it.

       Report fly-tipping to Test Valley Borough Council on 01264 368000

 

Defibrillator

The Amport & Monxton Community Charity have had leaflets printed for every household in Monxton & Amport explaining the location and use of the defibrillator that is at The Hawk Inn.

We would really appreciate it if some lovely volunteers could distribute these leaflets around both villages please.

Click here to see a copy of the Defibrillator leaflet

If you can help please contact Sarah Dowding on 710375 or email sarah@classictravelling.com