To All Area Society Secretaries
I note below a notice and attachment that is being posted on the BS website which is self explanatory. Please encourage your members to write to their MP by 05 April, 2018.
I have written a letter, on behalf of the Society, to Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State, whose Department is in charge of these matters.
ANIMAL ACTIVITIES LICENSING
You may be aware of legislation about to go through Parliament to come into force on 5th Oct 2018 whereby hobbyist bird keepers if deemed “commercial” by their local authority will be required to be licensed later this year.
The National Council Aviculture (NCA) have been liaising with SUN and other like minded groups to alert members of the need to write to their MP’s seeking their help.
A letter is attached and we urge all members to use this to write to your MP. Time is of the essence as we are advised that this matter will be discussed in Parliament on 05 April, 2018. The more letters from across the country the better. The address to write to your MP is House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
This subject is also being covered by "Cage & Aviary Birds" in this weeks issue.
Grant D Findlay
TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE LETTER, CLICK HERE
Dates of Next Meetings
GC Meeting - Friday 27th April 2018 (Scotch Corner)
AGM - Sunday 29th April 2018 commencing 11am(Scotch Corner to coincide with the Spring Event)