Vote for Cleeve Common in Tesco

Vote for Cleeve Common in Tesco

Great news! Cleeve Common has been selected as one of three local charities to be supported this month through Tesco's 'Bags of Help' programme. Tesco has just rolled out this initiative across 200 regions in England and Wales. The scheme makes grants of £5000, £2000 or £1000 each month - all raised from the 5p bag charge.  We are seeking financial support to extend our programme of fun educational events for children in the local area.

Help us to help the local community: all you need to do is vote for Cleeve Common whenever you shop in Tesco in Cheltenham, Bishops Cleeve, Stow-on-the-Wold, Evesham, Tewkesbury or Moreton-in-Marsh.  Get your token at the checkout and pop it into the Cleeve Common box.

For more info on the Bags of Help scheme see www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

 

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Thank Ewe for your Patience...

All sheep have now been removed from the Common for the winter.

Please note that our cattle are penned on the Common near Wontely Gate for conservation grazing. You can view a map of the paddock here.

A big ask from us to ALL dog owners and walkers - Please remember pick up your dog poo. This is why...

Dog faeces can cause serious diseases in sheep through the contamination of grass and water.

Dog waste on grazing land can pass worms and parasites on to other dogs, sheep and wildlife. The eggs of worms and parasites can survive on the ground for a long time, in some, up to three years, so dog mess must be cleared up even though the sheep have left for the year. It is also important to keep your dog wormed all year round.

Diseases transmitted to sheep through dog faeces can be fatal, and can cause unpleasant effects such as impaired vision and neurological symptoms. Some can cause a sheep’s meat to be condemned, making the animal worthless.

For more information for dog owners and walkers follow this link http://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/dog-owners/

Poo bins are located in the main car parks on the common.

New cattle paddock

The cattle are now happily grazing in their new winter paddock.  This extends from the Wontley gate (the far side of the Common from the main road) to the northern boundary (overlooking Winchcombe).  See map.  Please note that the electric fencing is live. 

There are 3 gates allowing access on foot.  You are welcome to walk in the paddock, but please steer clear of the cattle, keep your dog under close control if you have one - and make sure you shut the gates after you.  Thank you.

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Introducing....Nicole Daw

Introducing....Nicole Daw

Hello! I'm Nicole, the new Education, Access and PR officer.  I am really looking forward to exploring Cleeve Common and finding out more about its fascinating history as well as soaking in its beauty. You will see me running events throughout the year and I am also the person behind our social media accounts. So I very much look forward to meeting lots of visitors in person and online.

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Memorial Programme

Memorial Programme

The Memorial Programme allows local residents to make a donation in memory of a loved one to fund the conservation of Cleeve Common. Donations for this purpose will help to maintain and enhance the Common’s natural beauty as a lasting and fitting tribute to the family members and friends who enjoyed visiting the Common for this very reason. Those making a donation will be able to place a plaque on the Memorial Wall surrounding the Cotswold's highest tree (photo).

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