Skelton & Brotton Parish Council

01287 348008

In light of recent Government Advice, Skelton Civic Hall is closed. Skelton & Brotton Parish Council can be contacted on 01287348008 or email

How to Keep Your Birds Safe from Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

DEFRA have announced that the Avian Flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of the UK. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must:

Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources;
Feed and water your birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds;
Minimise movement in and out of bird enclosures;
Clean and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy;
Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas, and fencing off wet or boggy areas.

Keepers with more than 500 birds will also be required to take some extra biosecurity measures including restricting access to non-essential people, changing clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures and cleaning and disinfecting vehicles.

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council on 01642 774774.

Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone Poster

How to Keep Your Chickens, Ducks and Geese Safe - Poster

DEFRA Poster - How to Keep Your Birds Safe from Avian Influenza - this is advice for keepers of backyard flocks



Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 4:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 4:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:00


Please Note:  There may be occasions when the office is closed during the times listed above.  This is due to external or urgent obligations for which prior notice cannot be given.  


You may wish to telephone the office first if you are making a special journey.


Known changes to the above hours will be displayed on the 'Contact' tab wherever possible.


We apologise for any inconvenience.