Tag Archives: Eastbourne

Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been shopping for birds today.

Rescuers were actually called out to Poundland on Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex on Sunday 29th July 2012 after a juvenile wood pigeon decided walk in through the open door of the store and get stuck! » Read more

Rescuers rushed to the aid of a young starling stuck in the bottom of a fat ball bird feeder in a garden in Eastbourne today (30th May 2012). Volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), attended on site at Priory Road, Eastbourne and used wire cutters to free the young starling from the encasing wire. » Read more

A wildlife charity is urging people not to use fly papers outside after a robin became caught on some fly paper this morning (15th May 2012), in a garden in Eastbourne. The poor bird has to be cut free and has now been admitted to East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service's Casualty Centre at Whitesmith near Hailsham. » Read more

A warning is being issued to pet owners in the Hazelwood Avenue, Brodrick Road, Willington Park Drive and Jordans Lane area of Eastbourne to keep a close eye on pets and to seek veterinary advice as a matter of urgency is they suspect their pets to have picked up poison. » Read more

A group of ducklings had a narrow escape this morning after being led by their mum across the busy A22 at Eastbourne. Unfortunately the mum was run over and killed but the ducklings scatters across the road panicking. Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) rushed to the scene and spent over 2 hours catching the ducklings on the grass verge and bushes whilst the Royal wedding was taking place. » Read more

Members of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue will take part in Eastbourne’s Remembrance day parade for the second year running. The following press release has been released by the coalition of groups and individuals taking part in the parade.

Eastbourne shops are supporting the town’s residents in the ‘purple poppies’ campaign to remember all animals that suffer and die as a result of war. When a wreath of purple poppies commemorating animal victims of war was laid at the war memorial in 2009, making Eastbourne the first town in the UK outside London to honour animals in this way, many Eastbourne residents wanted to know where they could buy the poppies. Now The Kit Wilson Trust for Animal Welfare in the Enterprise Centre and Sainsbury's in the Arndale Centre have generously stepped in to make the poppies available in their shops. » Read more

Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) have been working hard all day today (15 October) checking over 7 miles of streams, ponds and dykes in the Shinewater, Hampden Park area of Eastbourne after a major sewage leak. » Read more

On Remembrance Sunday, 8 November, Eastbourne becomes one of the first towns outside London to pay formal tribute to the millions of animals who served and died in two World Wars.

Eastbourne Residents Bill Palethorpe and Ann Johnson will lay a wreath of purple poppies at the War Memorial, in memory of all the animals, including working dogs, equines and pigeons serving alongside troops, who have died and continue to suffer in war zones. This will take place at the formal wreath laying parade and ceremony, organised by the Eastbourne Combined Ex-Services Association. » Read more