Fence cutting causing sheep to come into villages
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Wales - South Wales Police
Fence cutting in Deri and Fochriw is causing sheep to come down off the mountains and into the villages – causing “frustration” for residents.
Darran Valley’s Labour councillor Robert Chapman told Caerphilly Observer that the fences are being cut by people who want to access off-road bike routes.
“We’ve got quads and off-road bikes coming through the village,” said Cllr Chapman, “all you can see is tracks.”
Cllr Chapman continued: “People are really concerned about the sheep within the villages,” adding that there are fears the livestock will cause accidents or damage and eat flowers in the area.
Cllr Chapman recently had to report 30 loose sheep in Parc Cwm Darran.