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Sheep return to Whitehawk

The Argus: Sheep return to Whitehawk Sheep return to Whitehawk

Sheep have returned to a much-loved Brighton beauty spot for a second year.

More than 140 sheep are currently munching their way through grass and weeds on Tenantry Down, near Whitehawk.

They first appeared on the piece of land last year after rangers fenced off the area. They returned on January 4, 2014 and will remain until the 31.

Following a short break they will be back for another four weeks in late March.

Paul Gorringe, Brighton and Hove City Council ranger, explained the sheep perform an important function.

He said: “They have helped reduce the invasive ragwort weed which has in turn allowed other wildflowers to grow.

“The fenced off area also provides a great space for dog walkers.”

The sheep are on the site for two one-month periods each year during which walkers are asked to keep their dogs on a lead.

The rest of the year they are free to roam.

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9:24am Thu 16 Jan 14

Morpheus says...

You could have told us what breed of sheep they are.
You could have told us what breed of sheep they are. Morpheus
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9:26am Thu 16 Jan 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

Have the Green Party relocated from Kings House?
Have the Green Party relocated from Kings House? The Prophet of Doom
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11:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I hope the council send them to slaughter to feed the twenty percent of kids living in poverty in the city. Mutton is making a come back as a good nutritional meat.
I hope the council send them to slaughter to feed the twenty percent of kids living in poverty in the city. Mutton is making a come back as a good nutritional meat. Maxwell's Ghost
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10:30am Fri 17 Jan 14

straightasadye says...

Trigger happy farmers will be pleased!
Trigger happy farmers will be pleased! straightasadye
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