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Offline SteveH

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Re: The Great Orme.......Llandudno Ski Centre
« Reply #705 on: March 22, 2022, 09:58:39 AM »
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Re: The Great Orme
« Reply #706 on: April 19, 2022, 02:09:01 PM »
CONWY County Borough Council (CCBC) intends on conducting a “round-up” of the group of Great Orme goats in Craig-y-Don.

Following a number of constituents raising concerns regarding the continued presence of the goats within Llandudno and Craig-y-Don, the MS for Aberconwy, Janet Finch-Saunders, raised this matter with the council. (probably after visiting her garden ?)

Having now received a response, she is pleased to report that CCBC plan on taking action.

“While the Great Orme goats are a valued asset to Llandudno and our community, we must recognise that their continued visits to urban areas of our town raises serious concerns, especially in relation to potential road safety and damage to residents’ property.

“Given this, I am thrilled to see that CCBC will be taking positive action to address this situation and will seek to re-home some of these animals in effort to deter the group from venturing from the Great Orme once again.

“Although I am aware that this may only be a "temporary solution",  :-}}}   I would assure constituents that I remain committed to liaising with the relevant organisations to also try and identify and deliver a long-term plan.”

Fears for their safety were raised last year after a “baby boom” of the goats, with a total of 25 nannies and five billies relocated to either Bristol or Bournemouth.

A round-up was also considered by CCBC last October after one of the goats had to be put down after being hit by a car. pioneer

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Re: The Great Orme
« Reply #707 on: April 29, 2022, 01:36:38 PM »
It's stories like this that tell the true story of those who are affected, and not just "LOOK AT THE CUTE GOATS"

FEARS remain regarding the presence of Great Orme goats in Craig-y-Don in spite of a round-up of a number of the animals earlier this week.

Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) was involved in collecting a group of the goats from private grounds in Craig-y-Don and moving them to Great Orme, while another 15 have moved to Bournemouth.

This means there are now roughly 150 goats in Llandudno, with roughly eight or nine believed to still be in the Craig-y-Don area.

Phyllis Oliver, a resident of Alice Gardens, on the Liddell Park estate in Craig-y-Don, has said more must be done to allay fears shared by her and her neighbours.

Mrs Oliver said that problems with the goats have included destruction of gardens and faeces being left on the pavements and roads.
She said: “Last year, goats started to appear, and they started ripping the bark off my Laurel bushes.

“(My garden has) a rose that was given to me, and plants that friends had grown for me, and things neighbours had donated to me before they passed away – we’re not prepared to give this up to goats.

“I’ve seen ladies crying because they’ve taken the rose gardens that their late husbands had planted for them. The council say they’ll grow back, but they don’t. The goats rip into them, so you get disease into the ends of your plants.

“On the whole of the estate, every well-tended hedge has been ripped to shreds. Every nicely-sculpted shrub has got holes in it.

“If these feral goats don’t eat what you’re growing, they will urinate all over it, and it’s acidic, which burns the leaves and bark. It breaks my heart.”

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/20103792.great-orme-goats-worries-continue-craig-y-don-despite-round-up/

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Re: The Great Orme
« Reply #708 on: April 29, 2022, 06:30:07 PM »
Same issue at the top end of Great Ormes Rd by the model railway, front garden destroyed overnight and several scratches to side of car in drive from the goats  horns which will not polish out.
 

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Re: The Great Orme
« Reply #709 on: April 30, 2022, 09:48:55 AM »
I think the shine is slowly coming off the goats, they are a great local attraction, but their unhygienic and destructive habits, which are spreading further than their usual Westshore area, are now unwelcome, and better management of the situation is necessary, for both the goats and the residents affected. 

On the Weatherman Walking programme  last night, his co presenter ask a local how do I find the Snowdonia feral goats, she was told to "follow her nose", and I was surprised to hear the locals there, have the same complaints as mentioned in the above posts.

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Re: The Great Orme Goats
« Reply #710 on: May 06, 2022, 01:23:23 PM »
THE man who has taken responsibility for the 15 Great Orme goats recently moved to Bournemouth has reassured Llandudno residents they are in safe hands with him............
Bournemouth East Cliff Goats  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063523144286

Mark Jackson is looking after the Kashmir goats after Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) was involved in collecting the group and rehoming them to the south coast.

Mark says he cares for about “45 to 50 goats” and said the recent arrivals will be in “goat heaven”, with plenty of space to roam in large enclosures on the west and east cliffs of Bournemouth.

He was keen to allay fears among some residents after receiving online abuse following his sharing of pictures of the Great Orme goats in Bournemouth on his Facebook page, Bournemouth East Cliff Goats.

Mark said: “I've had that they've been stolen, I've been told never to come back to Wales; I've had a fair bit of insults - more from this than when I actually lived in Wales, when I was at university.

“Several of them have spoken to me and have realised that, hopefully, I'm not a bad man, and written some positive things.

full extensive article   https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/20119401.bournemouth-man-caring-great-orme-goats-promises-herd-will-goat-heaven/

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Re: The Great Orme Goats
« Reply #711 on: June 23, 2022, 10:11:15 AM »
Llandudno goat put down after being injured in alleged dog attack
North Wales Police are currently investigating the incident

A Llandudno goat has been put down following an alleged dog attack in on Monday. The goat, thought to be 10-years-old, and had no teeth, was euthanized to prevent any further suffering and stress during any potential treatment.

One thing stands out in this article, although a sad story, the condition of the injured goat shows that they are not being managed correctly, any animal without teeth will starve, no animal should be allowed to suffer in this way

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-goat-put-down-after-24294844?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589