Posts for Animals

Dartmoor Christmas visiting update

From Dartmoor National Park: Visitors to Dartmoor National Park are being asked to continue being ‘careful, considerate and compassionate’ over the festive break so everyone can enjoy the special landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority is urging people to ensure their visit is safe, enjoyable and memorable by planning ahead, sticking […]

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Rural affairs calendar from the police

The Devon and Cornwall police rural affairs team have produced a calendar which highlights rural issues throughout the year to focus problem solving activity for police, partners and public with key messages and prevention activity.   December’s theme is Livestock theft Why is this important? Livestock theft is one of […]

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Good for Torridge Council!

At an extraordinary meeting of Full Council on 26 October, Councillor Cottle-Hunkin, Lead Member for Communities, Culture and Leisure, brought forward a Notice of Motion regarding the Lords’ amendment to the Agriculture Bill. The motion proposed that Torridge District Council should express its anger and disappointment on the government’s decision […]

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Successful Devon beaver trial

The government has today (Thursday 6 August) hailed the success of a five-year beaver trial on the River Otter in Devon, recognising its benefits to the local area and ecology. First licensed for release into the River Otter by the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) in 2015, two family groups of […]

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Wild camping to be banned throughout August on Dartmoor

Following a dramatic increase in fly-camping, Dartmoor National Park Authority is taking decisive action to protect public health, wildlife and nature. The Authority has introduced powers under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985) to stop large numbers of people treating Bellever (Riddon Ridge) as an informal campsite and to give the […]

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Worrying attacks on livestock on Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police: In the last five years there have been 500 attacks from dogs on livestock in Devon and Cornwall with year on year increases being reported by farmers. This part of Dartmoor has some of the highest number of reports to police in the county. It […]

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Geoffrey Cox MP on food standards and future trade deals

In response to a letter from me, as one of his constituents: I have made agricultural businesses and local farmers in Torridge and West Devon a priority since I was first elected in 2005, so I am keenly aware of how important these issues are to our rural community. I […]

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Good news as Tamar wetland saved

There was a plot of land for sale at Tamarstone, just a mile East of Redpost bordering the Tamar just on the Devon side. It was a rare wetland habitat untouched for years. It has now been saved by Crowd Funding thanks to  Keep-it-Wild and is to be left as […]

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Dog attacks kills lamb at Northam Burrows

Torridge District Council are yet again reminding all dog walkers to take care near sheep after a lamb was found dead on Northam Burrows on Monday, the 20th of April. The Country Park is popular with dog walkers but is also a grazing common for animals, where the residents of the […]

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