Horses still in the Mardyke Valley despite Thurrock Council saying they would be moved

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock Council is appealing to the public to help find an alternative home for the horses. Thurrock Council is appealing to the public to help find an alternative home for the horses.

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 lands@thurrock.gov.uk.

“It has ensured the animals are on dry and higher land in the valley.”

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