Is your dog a sheep worrier?
A neighbouring farmer has reported that a dog chased and injured his sheep on two separate occasions last week. He reported both incidents to the police, who believe that it was probably an off-leash dog from the park.
We think that the dog probably left the park through one of the gaps in the boundary hedge at the north of Village Green. On the map below, that hedge is marked with a yellow dotted line; we know there are often sheep in the field on the other side.
The hedge, through which we think the sheep-worrying dog left the park, is marked with a dotted yellow line.
Both of these attacks occurred at around five o’clock in the evening, perhaps somebody walking a boisterous dog after they have returned from work. Please, can we ask that you do not let your dog run off-leash in the Village Green woodland if you are not absolutely certain that it would not take advantage of a gap in the hedge and the opportunity to chase livestock.
If your dog worries sheep, YOU have committed an offence punishable by a fine of up to £1000.