Most of you are probably acquainted with the fact that previously horses which had been left in this field were, by the time the RSPCA and Police responded, in a very bad way indeed and were, we understand, destroyed.
The field was empty for quite a while and then two horses were put in. The land appears poor as grazing land and the boundary fences are down in places and the drinking water is from a stream which leads to the Eyebrook. Because the grazing is so poor their diet appears to be supplemented by the delivery on occasion of hay bales. There were, until the recent heavy rains, three horses in the field.
The field floods very badly right up to the A47. The horses were in it at the time and there is a photographic record which is being passed to the RSPCA, the police and BHS being already aware. The field was flooded for two or three days before the police advised us that thankfully someone had removed them.
The Parish Council would like you to know they have been kept up to date with these events as has RCC although technically they have no powers, they are both conscious of the seriousness of the welfare of the horses. To this end they would appreciate very much indeed if villagers would keep a watch on any horses in the field and if they appear to be in distress contact RSPCA direct, or the clerk to the Parish Council who will do it for you.