Horse Power Clears The Common

As part of the ten year plan for the management of The Common, parts of the woodland are being cleared of undergrowth and brush by the Borough Council. To assist with the removal of scrub, Willows and Birch, they are using a couple of Ardennes horses. Pulling a simple sled, they are able to work over soft ground that would otherwise be severely churned up be a modern vehicle. This innovative scheme attracted the attention of press and TV and brought admiring comments from all observers.