'Ewe don't belong here' Henley residents tell unwanted woolly visitors - The Stratford Observer

'Ewe don't belong here' Henley residents tell unwanted woolly visitors

Stratford Editorial 3rd Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

RESIDENTS in Henley are being plagued by anti-social baa-haviour.

Sheep escaping from a neighbouring field are proving a regular nuisance for householders in William James Way.

They graze on plants and flowers in the front gardens of the newly built homes, and also poo in a nearby children’s play area. The sheep have even found their way to Henley town centre which is only a short stroll away.

Fed-up residents Angela and John McLean contacted Henley Parish Council to find out what could be done about the problem which has been on-going for the last 12 months – only to be told nothing could be done until the owner of the sheep was identified.

Angela told The Observer: “The parish council’s answer until we find out who the sheep belong to – and I don’t know how we’re going to do that – is to call the police next time it happens.

“It’s not really the job of the police but we can’t keep having sheep roaming around. They’ve been making it onto the high street and it’s only a matter of time until there’s an accident.”

Efforts have been made to keep the unwanted visitors in the field by putting chicken wire across the four foot high bar fence to stop them getting through – but while they may be woolly bodied they certainly do not appear woolly minded as they are still managing to find an escape route back to the William James Way.


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