Respecting our Environment

We are very fortunate to live in such an attractive village and to have lots of beautiful countryside on our doorstep. Whilst the vast majority of people respect those who rely on the countryside for their livelihoods and other people who are enjoying the outdoors, the Parish Council has recently received distressing reports of anti-social behaviour including sheep worrying, dog fouling (and worse) and cyclists using public footpaths rather than confining themselves to bridleways.

When enjoying the local countryside please respect the Countryside Code:

  • Respect the people who live and work in the countryside
  • Keep to paths across farmland – avoid walking on crops and stressing livestock
  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • Do not interfere with livestock, machinery and crops
  • Keep dogs under control – remember farmers may shoot dogs found worrying sheep
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees
  • Keep all water sources clean
  • Take your litter home
  • Guard against all risk of fire
  • Make no unnecessary noise
  • Respect other recreational users
  • Take special care on country roads
  • Consider your personal safety

A leaflet with more details of the Countryside Code can be downloaded below: