Wait a minute, Mr Milk­man

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

THIS morn­ing, I re­ceived a let­ter from my milk­man —who de­liv­ers milk to me three times a week at 4am— to say that, as our lo­cal dairy is soon to stop pro­duc­ing liq­uid milk, he will be sourc­ing it from a firm near Wey­mouth, the only Dorset dairy now sourc­ing and sup­ply­ing lo­cal milk.

How tragic that, de­spite liv­ing just in Som­er­set within a mile of Dorset and Wilt­shire and wish­ing to buy lo­cal milk, I’m only able to get it, via my lo­cal dairy in Gilling­ham, from Wey­mouth. How have the EU Com­mon Agri­cul­tural Pol­icy and our su­per­mar­kets re­duced the proud West Coun­try dairy tra­di­tion to this sad sit­u­a­tion? Will Michael Gove be our knight in shin­ing ar­mour? Lucy Nel­son, by email

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