Published on 27th October 2016

Two black dexter cows in a field with blue sky

Visitors to Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common may have seen work going on around the north-west part of the area’s boundary.

Some scrub has been cleared and a new 1,300 metre fence has started to go up around two fields recently been taken back into council ownership.

Wayne Sedgwick, senior community ranger, said: “The area was previously tenanted for over 34 years by a local farmer but came back into the council’s management in 2010. The fields will help provide extra grazing for our Dexter cattle over the winter and the new boundary fence will help to keep the cattle safe and contained.”

The fence is specialist stock fencing and 1.5 metres tall due to the closeness of the Cirencester Road. The north-west boundary lies next to Lillybrook Golf Course and the western edge lies next to the Cirencester Road.

The cost of the work is approximately £20,000 which is being funded by grants from the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme through Natural England.

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