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Quantock Messenger Article, October 2014

Following on from September’s article Viridor Credits have asked that the application forms come directly from the Village Hall & Recreation Club (VH&RC). Our paperwork has now been passed to their secretary to action. In principle Somerset County Council have agreed to lease a portion of the adjoining field to the VH&RS to increase the car parking for the cricket field and children’s play area. The legal documents must now be drawn up and these also must be dealt with by the VH&RC.

Andy Harris, ranger with Somerset & East Devon, Forestry Commission has kindly informed us of some events which will be happening in the forest. You may wish to watch these events or you may wish to avoid the forest at this time:

05 October                        Mountain Bike Enduro Event
09 November                    Orienteering - Cockercombe

06 (pm) & 07 (am) Dec     Sled Dog Event


Please pass this information on to any walkers, riders etc who might not read the Messenger.
I know we have mentioned dog related activities before and the vast majority of you are very responsible but there have been requests that dogs are kept on leads on the public highway or are kept close at heel when there is traffic about. As mentioned previously please do not place your dog poo in plastic bags unless you are going to remove and dispose in a suitable place. Rather than leave on the highway, use your boot or a stick to flick well into the hedge out of the public’s way, nature will dispose of it from there.

Visitors have been seen feeding ponies on the hill, if any locals see this activity taking place please will you ask them not to do this.