Horses still in the Mardyke Valley despite council saying they would be moved (From Thurrock Gazette)
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Horses still in the Mardyke Valley despite Thurrock Council saying they would be moved
10:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014 in News
HORSES in the flood-hit Mardyke Valley are still there – despite Thurrock Council announcing the animals would be moved.
The Gazette told last week how the council was going to act after extreme pressure from campaigners, who gathered an 8,000-strong petition, including 6,000 signatures in a day.
Now the council is appealing to the public to help find an alternative home for them.
A council spokesman said: “The authority is searching for alternative grazing land and would ask anybody with suitable fields to contact it on 01375 652253, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It has ensured the animals are on dry and higher land in the valley.”
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