CAMBRIDGE BIRD SALE IS A MEMBERSHIP BASED SALE
This is for several reasons, not least of which is the licensing requirement of DEFRA that all names and addresses where birds are held are recorded in case of a bio-security issue.
Rest assured that this information will be stored in line with GDPR rules and released only to DEFRA and only if a bio-security issue arises, i.e. Avian Influenza or Newcastle Disease.
You will require a membership card to be able to purchase any birds and one of the advantages of this is that you won't need to fill out any personal details at the table when buying birds, just your membership number.
If DEFRA subsequently request this information then we will simply supply them with details of any members who bought or sold birds on the day. Sale records will be destroyed three months after each sale.
The good news is that membership is automatic when you book tables and/or wristbands and for the time being it is free of charge. Your membership card will be ready for you to collect on the door along with your wristbands.
The bad news is that if you don't book in advance you will need to complete a membership form on arrival at the sale, so please allow a bit of extra time to complete this and for us to issue you with your membership card.