WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Foot And Mouth Crisis
Takes In Stratford
of Stratford have been caught up in the foot and moth crisis, with a new
infected area being declared to the east of the town.
of the disease has been discovered at a farm on the border between
Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
from the Ministry of Agriculture have designated an area in the immediate
countryside an infected area.
new zone stretches to the north of Worcester, the south of Birmingham and
the west of Stratford.
means that movements around the area are heavily restricted. In particular
animals being sent straight to slaughter under the new licensing
arrangements set up by the government must not be driven through the area.
addition, Stratford District Council has announced that it will be
stepping up dog patrols.
dogs not on leads risk being taken in as they can spread the disease.
infected area dogs can be taken out on roads, but must be kept under
strict control. They are banned from running across fields.
week Warwickshire County Council made it an offence to walk on footpaths
in the county.
north of the county is also under restrictions, with Nuneaton, Bedworth
and Atherstone and a small section of Coventry being included in an
infected area following the discovery of a case at a farm at Fenny
have been closed in Coventry and dog-owners are being urged to keep their
pets off grassland.
national helpline for farmers was launched today by the Depression
Alliance, to help those affected by foot and mouth disease. The number is
0870 240 2822.
[02 MAR 01] FOOTBALL
OFF AS CITY PARKS AND PATHS CLOSE
[02 MAR 01] DON'T
LET THE DOGS OUT IN DISEASE AREA
[01 MAR 01] COVENTRY IN FOOT AND MOUTH
[28 FEB 01] FOOT AND MOUTH CASE
FOUND NEAR NUNEATON