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News From October 2009

Website changes underway - email addresses required

Posted in General on Thursday 8th October 2009 at 4:50pm

Website changes coming soon will allow members to update their own address details and book for events online.  The new system will need members’ up-to-date email addresses in order to create a unique account for each member.

If you want to use this system and you have not already notified us of your email address, please do so via email or the PO Box, quoting your full name and address, as well as the email address you want to use to sign in to this website.

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Livestock Deaths and Injuries

Posted in Livestock on Thursday 1st October 2009 at 8:23pm

A record of deaths and injuries caused by cars on the B3212 and B3357 1st January – 30th September 2009

Animal Number Event
Pony 10 Killed
Sheep 12 Killed
Yearling 1 Injured
Cow 1 Injured

The 9 animals killed in 2009 on the B3212 Yelverton to Princetown road shows a 40% reduction on the 1999–2006 average of 15 a year. This may be due to the traffic speed management signs some of which are monitored by the National Park Authority.

Apart from the fate of the animal concerned, hitting a large object does considerable damage to your car, so please drive at a speed appropriate to the conditions and drive particularly carefully on unfenced roads.

Dr. Keith Strelling collated the information provided by Graham Colton, Peek Hill Farm, Mark Cole, Yellowmead Farm, Mary Alford, Moortown Farm and Philip Abel of Higher Godsworthy. Thanks to all concerned.

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