Group seeks support for squirrel survey

Ponteland residents are being urged to keep a special eye out for squirrels over the next 11 days.

The latest survey period for Ponteland Red Squirrels started on Sunday and runs until Sunday, May 3.

People in the area are being asked to report any sightings of red or grey squirrels to help the conservation group assess the current threat posed by the greys, who carry a pox that is deadly to their smaller red cousins.

They can be reported by text to 07878 061880, email ( or via the website –