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The Commons at Chailey are lowland heathland and a Local Nature Reserve.

             Chailey Commons Society
       
Caring for our Local Nature Reserve and SSSI since 1964.

    Conserving and studying the Heathland Habitat.


 DISCLAIMER - The Society would like to remind members and visitors who attend the meetings and events to take every care and that they do so entirely at their own risk. The Society cannot take responsibility for the loss of property or injury to persons during our events.

PLEASE KEEP DOGS UNDER CONTROL ON THE COMMONS WHERE GRAZING IS TAKING PLACE

  FOR GRAZING TIMETABLES/DETAILS PLEASE SEE 'GRAZING' PAGE

GRAZING 24 HOUR EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR ROMANY RIDGE, POUND AND MEMORIAL COMMONS 

(Black Hebridean Sheep and Cattle) 

07791 784415 

 

 GRAZING EMERGENCY NUMBER (EXMOOR PONIES)

07917 420296 (MONTY LARKIN) 


If you discover a wild animal such as a wounded deer then call the EAST SUSSEX WILDLIFE RESCUE AND ANIMAL SERVICE ON

07815 078234

Please note the following:-   

Road casualties

WRAS frequently gets called out to road casualty deer. The success of treating these casualties is very low for adults but higher for youngsters. Quite often deer which receive a glancing blow from a car will just run off in an adreniline rush and you won't see them again. Other deer which are hit harder will fall to the floor and be dazzed and concussed other will collapsed and be seriously injured. WRAS is only able to attend road casualties is enough suitably trained rescuers are available and the casualty is not too far away from them. WRAS does not deal with adult deer on Ashdown Forest as this area is covered by the Ashdown Forest Rangers. Injured deer in roads should be reported to the police using 999 as they pose a serious road hazard and can cause accidents. The police will frequently call WRAS for assistance - WRAS is the only wildlife rescue charity in East Sussex which will attend injured deer and give them a chance to survive. Do not attempt to move a deer out of the road or scare deer away from grass verges as you may just cause the deer to panic and run in front of another passing car. Alwaqys position you car where you are safe and put your hazard lights on. Unfortunately 90% of adult road casualty deer do not survive as they normally suffer from internal injuries or a broken spine.

 

 

PICTURE OF THE MONTH




If you have a picture for us to see for 'Picture of the Month' send it to us at mail@chaileycommons.org.uk

and here are our Chailey pictures to welcome you.......................

 

 

 

See the Chailey Windmill looking at its best............






 

 

 

 There are guided walks on the commons................

 

 

 

 and, there are really lovely sunsets to be seen - this one is over Red House Common in November .

 

Your Local Nature Reserve is here for you, please help to look after it and preserve it.