Red Squirrels Northern England team up with Hexham Spaces
Patricia Graham of Hexham Spaces
First of all, thank you to the very obliging Agent and Landlord for allowing Hexham Spaces to 'borrow' the shop window in Fore Street for 6 weeks in July and August 2015.
The display was not only informative but also very pleasing to the eye - it definitely added to the enjoyment of Fore Street and shoppers gave it a 'thumbs up'.
Hexham Spaces is always trying hard to gain access to empty shops - please send an email via our contact page if you can help in any way. Empty shops look sad - not a good look for any town - especially a thriving town like Hexham
Marion Craig of Haydon Bridge Red Squirrel Group
Haydon Bridge Red Squirrel Group is very grateful to Hexham Spaces for allowing them to team up with RSNE (Red Squirrels Northern England) to produce a display that informed local people about efforts being made locally to save our native Red Squirrel. We would also like to thank Will Nicholls Photography for the use of his beautiful 'local' red squirrel images which really attracted people in to look and learn.
Katy Cook, Engaging Communities Officer, Red Squirrels Northern England
Thank you to Hexham Spaces, this was a great opportunity for us to get our message out into the community.
Red squirrels need your help if they are to survive into the future for our grandchildren to enjoy. One easy way to help is to report any reds that you see anywhere in the north of England by going on to our website at www.rsne.org.uk/sightings. As the winter months draw in, it will become increasingly difficult for red squirrels to find food. If you are lucky enough to have red squirrels visiting your garden, feed them a mix of sunflower seeds, hazelnuts (in shells) and monkey nuts. We recommend that all squirrel feeders are regularly disinfected.
If you see grey squirrels in the local area, please contact your local Red Squirrel Group details of all groups can be found HERE
Hexham Courant: Friday 21st August 2015