Jubilee Wood, Off Marsh Lane, Devizes

Detail

From Date: 05/06/2020 09:00

To Date: 04/08/2020 17:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 144, Upper Foxhangers

Ends at: Bridge 144, Upper Foxhangers

Updates

23/06/2020 09:38

Further to the presence of Oak Processionary Moth being reported in Jubilee Woodland, we have investigated and consulted with partners at the Forestry Commission and no evidence of the species has been identified.

Accordingly, we have reduced the cordon but ask visitors to remain vigilant and report any suspected sightings to us immediately.

Please contact the Customer Support Team on 03030 404040 or at enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk to report sightings or discuss any concerns.

Description

Please be aware that we have received a report of Oak Processionary Moth being present in Jubilee Woodland.

This is a non-native, invasive species and hairs from the moth’s caterpillar have the potential to drift on the wind and cause harmful allergic reactions in people and animals.

We therefore advise all users to keep out of this area to ensure everyone’s safety whilst we investigate and address the matter.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Please contact the Customer Support Team on 03030 404040 or enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk if you would like to discuss this notice.