Welsh Homing Pigeon Union

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   Welcome to The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Website

 

Updated 12th May 2020

 

The devolved Governments have set out a different position in relation to restrictions on the training of Racing Pigeons.

 

The statement issued by the Governement on the 10th May

allowing the training of pigeons only applies to England.

 

Here in Wales the training of pigeons is still strictly prohibited

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Racing Cancelled until 23rd May.

 

The following content has been agreed by Members of the Confederation including RPRA, NEHU, SHU, WHU but excluding the IHU.

As of 23rd March, the UK Government brought in further restrictions to limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus. As a direct result pigeon racing will be suspended until at least 23rd May 2020.

The WHPU and other Unions will continue to monitor the situation. Updates will be published when available.

Furthermore, the following applies to all Members:

Training of pigeons is classed as non-essential travel and is therefore strictly prohibited.

 

The WHU Office is now closed.  

The Secretary will work from home.  

Please post your correspondence as usual.  If you need to speak to the Secretary please leave a message, or send an email as usual.  

All messages and emails will be dealt with on a daily basis within normal working hours.

 

FOR STRAY PIGEONS

OUR RING LISTS ARE AVAILABLE

ON OUR RING LIST PAGE

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15th March 2017

 

AVIAN INFLUENZA AND PIGEONS – EXERCISING, SHOWING, SALES, TRAINING AND RACING  

 

The following guidance provides clarity for pigeon fanciers on the implications of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in the UK – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

For those fanciers whose pigeons are kept outside of the Protection / Surveillance Zones (10km zones around HPAI outbreaks):

 

You are able to take part in all pigeon gatherings such as shows, sales, training and racing whilst adhering to the requirements of the general licence, as well as the enhanced biosecurity requirements in place across the UK as part of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

 

For those fanciers that house pigeons within the Protection / Surveillance Zone (10km zones around HPAI outbreaks).  

 

If you live within a 10km Surveillance Zone around an outbreak you can still exercise your pigeons around the loft but you are unable to take part in any gatherings, i.e. shows, sales, training or racing until the restrictions within these zones have been lifted.

 

To establish if your lofts/pigeons are housed within these 10km zones please refer to the interactive map located on the DEFRA website at http://www.gisdiseasemap.defra.gov.uk/intmaps/avian/map.jsp

 

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IMPORTANT BULLETIN

 

CHEVITA VACCINE

HAS NO LICENCE IN THE UK AND CANNOT BE USED.

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Unikon Battery Replacement Prices

 

Between the 1st September and 31st March

the cost to replace batteries

 

The loft clock and pocket clock is £96.60 (£80.50 + VAT)

 

Champ200 on its own £58.50 (£48.75 + VAT)

extra pocket clocks are £45 (£37.50 +VAT)

 

Between 1st April and 31st August

 

Loft clock battery replacement £78 (£65 +VAT)

Pocket clock battery replacement £60 (£50 +VAT)

 

Please Note

Items returned after 14th February cannot be guaranteed to be back with fanciers before the racing season. All battery replacements are guaranteed for 12 months. Unikon do not recommend that fanciers leave products at trade shows, they suggest you return equipment as soon as possible at the end of the racing season and ideally before the Christmas Holidays.

 

P&P costs for return are currently £6 for mainland UK

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