a small village in rural High Suffolk
From 18 January 2018, an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England. If you keep poultry or birds, you must follow our detailed requirements on strict biosecurity, whether you have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock.
We have taken these measures because bird flu has now been found in wild birds in this country. Bird flu is also present in Europe, and wild bird migration brings birds to the UK from areas where we know highly pathogenic bird flu is present. We keep our disease control measures under review based on the latest scientific evidence and veterinary advice.
Anyone who finds dead wild birds should report them to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.
Find our latest news in avian influenza (bird flu) in winter 2017 to 2018
Registered Poultry Keepers and Hobbyists should sign up to the AHPA Alerts Service to keep up to date with the latest news – Additionally alerts are not just avian specific so livestock owners can sign up for same.
We currently regard the risk of bird flu occurring in poultry in the UK as low (provided there’s a good standard of biosecurity). We publish a summary of animal disease risks (including issues around bird flu) in our veterinary outbreak assessments.
Mid Suffolk District Council Christmas 2017 & New Year 2018 Bin Collections - for details click HERE
Mid Suffolk District Council Bin Collections 2018 - for details click HERE
Regular activities in the parish (full details of which can normally be found in the Parish Newsletter) include:
St Mary's Church
A service is normally held in Wilby Church every Sunday - see the 'Church' page of this website and the Parish Newsletter (on the 'Newsletters' page) for dates and times. All are welcome.
For up-to-date details of events in the Village Hall, please click the following link:
Wilby Village Hall is used for the following activities, the dates, times and contact details of which can be found in the Parish Newsletter (on the 'Newsletters' page) or on the separate website - link above.
Ballroom and Sequence Dance
A dance is held on several Saturdays during the year. All are welcome.
Two Tuesdays a month. The hall opens for lunch at 12.30 pm. The bar is open and there is a draw.
Wilby Parish Council
Scheduled meetings are held on the first Wednesday of alternate months - see Parish Council page for dates. Other meetings may be called as required.
The press and members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings.
The WI meets on the third Thursday of each month. For details of the meeting dates, topics and speakers - see WI page. New members and guests are always welcome.
For further information regarding events in The Village Hall telephone Alison and Ian Taylor on 01379 388112