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Animal grazing could return to the common

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CATTLE and sheep grazing could soon return to L'Ancresse Common, the council said at its annual meeting on Friday.

Nearly 40 people attended the meeting at Vale Douzaine Room.

The meeting was led by new Vale Commons Council president Peter Blake, who took over from George Domaille, who has retired after more than 40 years in the role.

Currently no animals graze the common and the most recent residents – a flock of sheep – had to be removed after vandals turned off the electric fence.

Mr Blake said grazing was an important part of the land management.

'We are looking to maybe get cows and sheep back on the common to graze it,' he said. 'It is better for the common and it would be nice to see cows back out there.'

The first residents could be the La Societe Guernesiaise conservation herd.

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