Partnership with National Trust established regarding cows on Petersham Meadow
4th October 2011
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The cows on Petersham Meadow have been granted ‘leave to remain’ following a decision to ban dogs by the Council and National Trust. 


In a meeting earlier this week, Councillor Virginia Morris, Strategic Cabinet Member for Environment, met with representatives of the National Trust, Ward Members and Council Officers to discuss the future of the cows, following an incident with a dog in May. 


It has been agreed that from 2012, the National Trust will ban dogs from accessing the Meadows between April and November when the cows are grazing.  There will be no fences to restrict their movement. In the longer term, the Council will commence the process of obtaining a bye-law that will ban people from walking dogs along the public footpaths. 


The Council are now working with the National Trust to improve, and install clear, signage around the Meadows to inform dog owners of the change. 

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