The Arreton Hare – being killed by kindness.

The hare has been decorated with a variety of articles to bring attention to all sorts of issues. The Parish Council does not know who does the decorating and has no intention of trying to tell people who want to mark Island events what they can and can’t do.

However a recent inspection of the hare has shown that when it has been dressed up with articles of woven or knitted fabric and this has been left on the hare for a long time when the weather has been wet, it is causing deterioration of the wood. Can I please appeal for people to be aware that if they put clothes on the hare, they should only leave them on for a short while? They should certainly remove them after wet weather.