Dunnet Riders Access Group
Local Riders Access Group Plan Anti Ragwort Campaign
It has been noticed
that there is a proliferation of ragwort in the Dunnet area and a campaign
has been organised by the Dunnet Riders to eradicate as much as possible
from the area.
Ragwort does not just affect horses but all grazing
animals. It causes progressive and irreversible liver damage. Ragwort is
an injurious weed covered by the 1959 Weeds Act. Occupiers of
agricultural land are required to take action to prevent the spread of
scheduled weeds on to other areas of agricultural land. Occupiers of
non-agricultural land will be required to do the same if agricultural land
is at risk. If the weed is on Council land, they should take action
to clear it.
The weed is particularly prevalent at present - a
pretty yellow flower but DEADLY. To join the campaign, telephone
01847 851991 between 11am and 5pm for information, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Ragwort pulls are planned for every Sunday at
midday from next Sunday to the end of August. Spades and refreshments will
be provided! "
1 June 03
A new group has formed for riders in Dunnet
Details from Tina Irving at Dunnet Head Tearooms