Search

Farmers sought to help next step of landscaping project at Barnham Common

PUBLISHED: 15:40 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:06 14 February 2017

Thetford Town Council is undertaking a environmental project on Barnham Cross Common.

Thetford Town Council is undertaking a environmental project on Barnham Cross Common.

Archant

Thetford Town Council are seeking graziers to help manage the growth of native Breckland plants on Barnham Common.

As part of the major landscaping project at the common, tree felling and the clearing of invasive scrub are taking place.

Fencing has been put up ready for when the animals, which will eventually be cattle and sheep, are introduced to the common for conservational grazing.

It is hoped the animals will be introduced onto the land in March or April.

Once the rare grassland heath has been grazed it should produce a varied grass sward and open patches suitable for many of the Brecks specialities.

Although owned by the town council, the land is a common designated as open access land and means the public has a right of access that is protected by law.

A public consultation is planned to be held by the council in March.

The council would like to hear from anyone who would been keen to graze their animals on the land.

The person would have to have a proven track record of managing a variety of grazing animals, provide a year’s commitment to grazing and provide evidence of appropriate insurance.

For more information, contact Roz Barnett at Thetford Town Council on 01842 770253.

1 comment

  • well i am the only person to have held a grazing licence for barnham cross common and cant wait to see my herd of norfolk cobs and some cattle back on the common and look forward to see it come back to look like breckland

    Report this comment

    Alan Wilson

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Yesterday, 18:27

A Paralympian has visited a Feltwell school to help inspire the next generation of sporting stars.

Yesterday, 17:10

More mums giving birth at home, merging services between three Norfolk hospitals and treating more patients in the community.

Yesterday, 13:05

Teenage parents across Norfolk will receive extra emotional and practical support from this autumn through a new one-to-one service.

Yesterday, 16:12

The Girl on the Train steamed ahead of the opposition to be the most-borrowed book during a five-week campaign to get Norfolk adults reading.

Most Read

Tue, 16:22

A dramatic increase in speeding fines has not deterred one motorist who was caught speeding at 134mph on the A11.

Read more
United Kingdom
Mon, 18:45

The New York city skyline is on the walls, American football is played on a huge television and there are booths to sit and eat your rack of ribs.

Read more
Thetford
Mon, 12:21

The remains of a small horse were found in the debris of a fire which deliberately lit in a field near Thetford over the weekend.

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2012

A Thetford teenager is appealing for public support to help her win a trip to Africa to help build a school.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 3°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter