Agenda item

Senior Ranger's Update

Senior Ranger to be Heard.


The Committee received a verbal update from the Senior Ranger, during which the following points were noted:

  • The post mortem on a cow that died in 2011 had been inconclusive, but it was likely the cow died of poisoning from vegetation. As a precaution, cattle would not be placed in the grazing area in which the cow had been found dead.
  • As part of the Heritage Weekend arrangements, the Ashtead Common volunteers would run an information point adjacent to the Roman Villa excavations. To engage with visitors the volunteers provide teas and homemade cakes. Any donations received would be sent to a local charity chosen by volunteers.
  • In response to a Member’s query, the Senior Ranger advised that a national vegetation clarification survey was being undertaken The management regime at Phoenix Field was reducing the build-up of bracken mulch, which would consequently reduce the fire risk in the area.



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