MAR 01] WARWICKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST NEWS
Bluebell Walk Off Due To Foot And Mouth
continued foot and mouth disease crisis has forced the cancellation of
a popular annual walk around a Warwickshire bluebell wood.
Wildlife Trust has decided to pull the plug on the Bluebell Sunday
event and Hanging Wood at Claverdon, near Warwick. It had been
scheduled to take place on 6 May.
private woodland is surrounded by livestock farms, and owner Doreen
Bromilow said she wanted to support her neighbours’ battle against
am very disappointed to be cancelling this popular annual event, but
visitors travel quite long distances to see the bluebells.
whole community gets involved with the preparations for the day, and
I am sure it will be business as usual next year.”
Wildlife Trust reserves officer Alison Hemsley added:
have made the decision to cancel Bluebell Sunday as a precaution
against foot and mouth disease.
2,000 people travelled from around the Midlands to visit Hanging
Wood last year and see the bluebells, so it would unfair to the
farming community to hold an event of this size at this time.”
[19 MAR 01] NEW
FOOT AND MOUTH CASE DISCOVERED