Herald - Issue 450

v CALL US: 023 8084 5700 v 7th December 2023 • The HERALD • Page 3 • ROOFS • PATIOS • GUTTERS • CONSERVATORIES • WINDOWS ✦ Fully Insured ✦ 07960 915741 info@mossbossuk.com www.mossbossuk.com THE FRAME SHOP We frame Prints, Paintings, Embroideries, Tapestries, Medals, Coins, Photos, Maps, Sports Shirts and Memorabilia 15 MARSH PARADE, PYLEWELL ROAD, HYTHE SO45 6AN PICTURE FRAMING 023 8084 4741 Est: 1987 FISHY GOINGS ON IN HYTHE! Pond owners beware; there have been some shy goings on in Hythe recently, with reports of sh disappearing overnight, with only scales le scattered across the garden. e culprit of these overnight the s may however surprise you! Most would say it was a heron or perhaps one of the neighbourhood cats, but this particular thief was in fact an otter! e otter in question was caught ‘webbed pawed’ on a camera in Tern Close, going for ‘seconds’ a er already emptying the neighbours sh pond! is cheeky otter even managed to sneak under the netting covering the pond. If you are a pond owner and your sh have mysteriously vanished overnight, this may well be the culprit! Otter caught on camera! Local Man Builds New Bridge for Warren Copse A new wooden bridge over a stream that crosses a Nature Trail in Warren Copse in Holbury has been designed and built by Keith Rider a member of the Fawley Men’s Shed. e materials for the bridge were funded with a grant from e Waterside Christmas Fire Engine. Fawley Parish Ground sta assisted with its erection and Mid Hants Ltd at the Fawley Quarry donated gravel to build up the path either side. Warren Copse is a Semi Ancient Woodland adjacent to Holbury Manor Park owned by Fawley Parish Council who have dedicated it as a Public Open Space. It is an area that was one of the Granges for Beaulieu Abbey in the 14th Century where the Monks used to farm sh and supply food for the Monastery. e Copse has been a working project for the Warren Copse and Holbury Manor Conservation Group for the past 14 Years to restore the woodland to its former glory, as it had not been maintained for the past 100 years. Keith Rider on the bridge he designed and built for Warren Copse