Flock helps with preservation
GRAZING sheep have been brought in as an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective way of preserving an ancient Ashford monument. A flock has been introduced to land around Boys Hall Moat at Willesborough, to keep potentiallydamaging tree and scrub growth at bay. The medieval moated manor site, which includes a long pond and garden terraces, is owned by Ashford council. The site was cleared and cut annually by contractors but new grazing project introduces a more natural land management system. Sheep were moved in last week for the first time. The council has been assisted by Kent Wildlife Trust and local farming organisation Ramsak in the project and the nearby Orbital Park BMW showroom has agreed to supply the sheep with a fresh water.
Sheep grazing at Boys Hall Moat, Willesborough will help keep down scrub and tree growth