Category Archives: News

May Meeting

The May Club Meeting is being held at the Coach and Horses, Cadnam. SO40 2NF this Wednesday 11th May. 6.45 if you want to order food or 8pm if you just want to order drinks.

Be good to see old, new and potential members to discuss future meetings, Summer BBQ and this year’s shows.

Social Media Update

It has been a while since the last social media update so here it is. We have a facebook page to join and chat with other ferret owners

Give us a Like on our Facebook Page!

Join our Facebook Group for info about ferrets and advice!

Follow us on Instagram at @wessexferretclub

What would you like to see on our pages? Email lesley.ferret@gmail.com direct message us to give feedback and suggestions 🙂

Website Upgrade

We are still regularly updating the website and trying to make it the best there has been. We would really appreciate your feedback. If you have any other thoughts don’t hesitate to email or message us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Thank you for your support!

SUMMER BBQ 2022

It’s time for the Club’s Annual Summer BBQ
Saturday 18th June from 4pm to 8pm

We have booked No. 2 BBQ area at ITCHEN VALLEY COUNTRY PARK, Allington Lane, West End, Southampton. SO30 3HQ.  This is situated at the bottom of the slope which is furthest from the Kingfisher Barn and Woodland Cafe.

Please bear in mind that the car park charge is £4.50 for the 4 hours and we must leave the park by 8.30pm latest as the entrance gates to the park are then locked by Security.

A good excuse to come and meet other members
Just being some food and drink – everyone welcome

Annual General Meeting

We have missed a couple of AGM’s due to Covid

Last meeting was our 2020 Annual General Meeting.

We have no real changes on the committee:

Chairperson – Jo Scott
Secretary – Peter Wall
Treasurer – Lesley Bailey
Stock controller – Richard Bailey
Members Secretary – Jo Scott
Publicity Officer – Vacant
Show Organiser – Richard or Lesley Bailey

Committee Members:
Ann Smith

Cai Bailey

Trustees:
Robin Drodge
Ian Farrance

If you wish to be part of the team or if already a member and would like the challenge of Publicity Officer please contact Miss Jo Scott, her details can be found on the contact page.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Wessex Ferret Club

Racing On With 2022

So as we race on through 2022, the ferrets come out of hiding to visit the fairs and fetes of the south coast!

Once again the furry gladiators will be taking to the ring to claim the prize of fastest ferret, having spent many a dark winter’s night in training with their coaches and oh so tiny jockeys …

Why not have a great day out and join in with the ferrets at one of the many shows we will be at this year.

For a full list, visit our Show Calendar!

SHOW NEWS

The first show of the season is on Friday 3rd June at Whiteparish Fete, SP5 2SU
On site by 12.00PM to set up
We are always looking for new faces to join our friendly team to help run the stand

SPONSORSHIP
We have some great news – ESET Software UK (one of the leading anti-virus software companies)
has kindly agreed to sponsor the Wessex Ferret Club on an annual basis.

Committee Vacancies

We have vacancies for positions on the Committee.

To be considered you will be required to provide some information supporting your request.

We are an enthusiastic friendly team and would like to welcome interest from potential like minded people. If you are interested please contact Jo Scott for further information.

Other Ferret Jobs – TV Stars

Hopefully, many of you will have read through our wide range of ferret related facts, and already now that our furry friends have many more talents than just chasing the odd bunny!

Well over the last few weeks that seems to have been brought to the fore in the national media of TV!
The BBC in particular seems to have gone ferret and polecat mad just lately, with stories about the re-emergence of the ferrets closest relative, the polecat, appearing on the National News, and more than one episode of Winterwatch!
Winterwatch also went further, with sections of the show dedicated to polecats, ferrets and all things weasel related!

But this isn’t where the ferret invasion of the BBC stopped, oh no, they went even further, with that prestigious publication, The Wessex Ferret Club Newsletter, making an appearence on Have I Got News For You! You can find this on the BBC iPlayer of YouTube, just search for series 50 – episode 8.

So the power of ferrets has spread, today the BBC, tomorrow the world!