Message from Oliver re sheep field:
Just been down to check the sheep in Heber Vale, I have come across the 10′ gate left open and the “keep dogs on leads” sign ripped off the hunting gate.
MAY I REMIND THE VILLAGE THAT THIS IS AGRICULTURAL LAND AND THAT NEEDS TO BE RESPECTED.
I know it’s hot and your struggling to get about but if the gate was closed, shut it behind you. If the sheep get out they’ll stress even more in this heat which could be fatal. Also these signs are fitted to remind you that dogs no matter how well trained cause a threat to livestock and again in this weather any livestock worrying will be fatal even if the dog doesn’t get hold of a sheep. If so, I will find out the perpetrator and you will end up with a hefty fine.
Also if people are going to use the pool please be quite and try not to disturb the sheep, they need the water and shade more than yourselves. If there is anymore major trouble we shall fence the footpath off. Please note that Heber Vale Lane is also private and a padlock could be fitted to the top gate.
If anybody sees the selfish person who is doing this please inform the Police immediately on 101, or contact the local PCSO, Linda Brooks on: Linda.Brooks@avonandsomerset.police.uk.
One stupid person will ruin this amenity for all of us.