WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Foot And Mouth
Warning To Local Walkers
planning trips to the Warwickshire countryside this weekend have been
urged to cancel their trip because of the outbreak of foot and mouth
County Council's Countryside Recreation Team have issued the advice to
help farmers in the county keep the virulent disease away from their
support from the Ramblers Association, two organised walks planned for
the weekend have been cancelled.
were to have been led by Countryside Rangers on Sunday, starting from
Burton Dassett Country Park and Ryton Pools.
in the countryside will not be visited by rangers or inspectors unless
the are health and safety issues that need to be urgently addressed
Warwickshire's eight country parks and picnic sites will remain open.
humans do not suffer from the disease, they can carry it, and
quarantine efforts have to be made to stop foot and mouth spreading.
Wilkinson, Countryside Recreation Manager said:
majority of Warwickshire's 1,700 miles of footpaths and bridleways
cross agricultural land and we work very closely with the county's
farmers to keep the paths clear and open for people to enjoy.
farming industry has had a tough time recently and we are asking
people to help the farmers in their bid to control the spread of
this outbreak of foot and mouth disease by not taking part in
recreational activities in the countryside over this coming
information on the outbreak of the Foot and Mouth Disease is available
on the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food website, www.maff.gov.uk
there have been no reported cases of foot and mouth in Warwickshire
and there is no risk to the public we are asking people to act in a
responsible manner by following the advice that is being issued.
respecting the guidance we can all play a part in helping the
farmers to contain the spread of the disease, so that people will be
able to get back to enjoying Warwickshire's wonderful countryside