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South Ferndown Residents Association

Dorset Supports National Firearms Surrender

Dorset AlertPolice urge the public to hand in unwanted guns and ammunition in support of national campaign
Dorset Police is appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns and ammunition during a two week national surrender period from 20 July to 4 August 2019.

In Dorset the following police stations will receive surrendered firearms and ammunition.

Bournemouth: Monday -Friday 9am – 5pm / Saturday and Sunday 9am – 4.30pm.
Weymouth: Monday – Friday 9am -4pm / Saturday 9am – 4pm. Closed Sunday.
Poole: Monday – Friday 9am – 3.30pm Closed Saturday & Sunday

If you know of people in possession of or involved in illegal firearms email Dorset Police at  101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For more information please go to- https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-information/article/8025

Ferndown Badgers – with cubs!

Our Ferndown Badgers came the other night and brought along this years cubs to introduce them to our location and the night time treats.

Mating takes place between February and May, with implantation delayed until late winter. Normally only one female badger in the group breeds, although occasionally two or more may do so.

Litters of 2-3 cubs are born around February blind and hairless in the safety of the nest. They usually appear above ground at around 8 weeks, and weaning usually takes about 12 weeks.

So these are probably around 3 months old. By late summer they are usually feeding independently, we are not sure on their sex but they appear healthy,very lively and playful!

Here’s a link to an earlier post with video just featuring the adult Badgers.

Video of Badgers in Angel Lane Ferndown