Minchinhampton Parish Council

Serving the people of Minchinhampton

Clerk: Claire Whitehead
The Trap House, West End
Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9JA

Cattle Deaths Prompt Safety Warning

Three cows have died in collisions with traffic on Minchinhampton Common so far this grazing season. Their losses distressed farmers and prompted renewed calls for motorists to slow their speeds and take extra care, especially after dark. Around 400 cattle and a small group of horses were released onto the open National Trust pastures after the traditional annual Marking Day in mid-May. Marking Day is named after a former practice of marking, or tagging, the cows all together at Old Lodge.

Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2023 10:43 by Claire Whitehead

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