NFU Against Hare Coursing
The National Farmers Union here in Wiltshire is working with the police to try and reduce the incidence of hare coursing across the county. As you may know, this activity (where dogs are released to chase and kill wild hare for the purpose of betting) is illegal and alongside the environmental crime involves trespass, criminal damage and threatening/intimidating behaviour to farmers and landowners.
As part of our wider work with the police, we have produced signs for our farmers to place around their property to raise awareness with the general public that this activity is illegal, and seek their support in reporting incidents or suspicious activity to the police.
In order to help spread awareness, we would like to ask if Wiltshire Parishes would be happy to print and put up the attached PDF on the local Parish News Board – would you be able to do this for us?
I have attached a colour and black and white version as well as a full colour depending on your preference.
We hope that a greater awareness amongst the public, coupled with more visible signage to the perpetrators, will help demonstrate that Wiltshire will not tolerate this crime and encourage coursers to go elsewhere.
You can find out more about the impacts of hare coursing and other rural crime issues in our latest report here: https://www.nfuonline.com/news/press-centre/press-releases/nfu-report-lays-bare-true-costs-of-rural-crime/ or via this video, shot with Wiltshire farmers online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6tpJqlZiIk
Many thanks for your time and support – if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Parish Council Meeting Minutes, 13th December 2016
Below are the minutes for the Parish Council meeting for December 2016.2016-12-13 PC Minutes
If you have any comments on these minutes please contact the Parish Council directly using their contact details in your Tilshead Newsletter.
Celebrating Colin Mills
31 March 2009 marked the end of an era. The County Council of Wiltshire acquired Unitary Council status, and Salisbury District Council took its place in the history books. This change in Local Government meant the loss of many local politicians, good and true.
To us, here in Tilshead, we lost the expertise and advice of Colin Mills, who had been our District Councillor for 14 years. At its Annual Meeting in February 2009, the Tilshead Parish Council presented Colin with a small gift in appreciation of his long and unstinted service to the Parishioners of Tilshead.