This website has been created for the residents of Abbotts Barton and surrounding areas so that you can keep up to-date with what's going on.

Apart from news you can find information about events, campaigns, and how to contact councillors.

Abbotts Barton Community Group is a community association which serves the people of Abbotts Barton and aims to act as a community anchor organisation. The main areas of work for the Group are:
  • ☐ To enable residents to find out how we can make where we live even better and do something about it.
  • ☐ To run events and activities for the benefit of inhabitants of Abbotts Barton.
  • ☐ To strengthen community participation.

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Wednesday 17 July 2013

Ticks, again

I've had a few conversations lately and those dreaded ticks have been mentioned again. Part of the problem is the hot weather, nobody wants to wear too much protective clothing when out in the parks, so naturally ticks will find it easier to find some human skin to cling to.

I wanted to point out that it is extremely important to remove them correctly, which means in a way that doesn't stress the ticks. If they get stressed and carry diseases, the chances of getting infected are much higher than when removing them without stress. Stress for them can happen by applying lotions or the like to them, possibly thinking this might stop them breathing.

Please follow the advice given at various trustworthy places, like the Borreliosis and Associated Diseases Awareness UK, the NHS, and the Lyme Disease Action sites.

Also make sure to wash your hands and the body areas where the tick was with soap or an antiseptic afterwards.

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