Council warning for walkers

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 July 2017

Livestock has been wandering in to other fields due to gates being left open.

Livestock has been wandering in to other fields due to gates being left open.

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A warning has been issued to Wedmore residents when using public footpaths in the village.

A number of complaints have been made about gates being left open in the village, allowing livestock to escape.

The parish council has given a statement to all residents on the matter, and also warned dog walkers about their responsibilities to keep their pets under control.

A statement from parish council clerk Rod Pring says: “The parish council has received complaints from farmers and landowners about gates along footpath routes being left open, allowing stock to escape and mix with other herds.

“There have also been further issues with unleashed dogs in areas frequented by sheep and cattle.

“If you use the footpaths with your dogs, please ensure they do not interfere with livestock and please use the dog bins around the village to dispose of waste.”

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