Next Annual General Meeting of Save Open Spaces Frome Ltd.
Projected date: 29th October 2019 in Frome Town Hall.
Would as many as possible please attend as a quorum of shareholders is required to vote on issues and decisions.
21 June 2019Cattle in Whatcome Fields Grazing Area at present
Please see under a copy of the message from the Directors of SOSFrome (Whatcombe Fields) about the caption above:
(This has already been sent to e-mail addresses on the general mailing list.)
Dear SOS Frome Supporter
This is to advise you of the current situation regarding cattle in the community-owned fields.
As of Wednesday 19th June, the mother cow with her calf have been separated from the main herd and moved to the Whatcombe Farm field, which is not SOS land.
Some concern has also been expressed regarding the number of cows; however this is within the acceptable bounds of welfare regulations and there is plenty of grass for them to eat. The field directly next to the river has now been opened up for grazing, meaning that they are less concentrated within the community-owned land.
In the event of cows temporarily obstructing a footpath gate, walkers are asked to use an alternative entrance. This is an unavoidable possibility if we have animals grazing, on what we have all agreed to have maintained as farmland.
Steve Small, for the SOS Frome Directors
15 May 2019Calves also with us
36(?) small calves at with us at present.
They have a special water and feed troughs in one of Whatcombe Farm's fields.
Today the other cattle were all in the private fields next to the river as the grazier rotates which areas they should be in.