Town Council to Nine Acres: get off my land
Charlbury Town Council has sent a warning letter to residents of Nine Acres Lane and Nine Acres Close, requesting that they don't tip garden waste over their back fences.
The properties back onto Wigwell, a nature reserve and pasture field. Council clerk Roger Clarke writes: "In recent years, some cattle have died as a result of ingesting waste deposited on Wigwell, particularly yew. This caused the farmer an emotional and monetary loss which was significant....
"Penalties are up to £5,000 fine at magistrates court or five years imprisonment and an unlimited fine at Crown Court. Clearly the majority of residents are responsible and do not tip waste into Wigwell, however, someone has and they will know hwho they are. Please desist."