Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.

Rabies protection

Rabies is a fatal viral disease of the nervous system caused by a Rhabdovirus which can affect all mammals including humans.

The disease is usually spread by saliva following a bite from an infected animal. Clinical signs include aggression and paralysis, and it can lead to death if left untreated.

Rabies was eradicated from the UK in 1922 and the Pet Travel Scheme and quarantine protects against infected animals entering the UK. However some European bats carry rabies-related viruses.

If you require further information, please refer to the DEFRA website.