Date published: 6th December 2016
Earlier this year NNDC’s eight goats managed the habitat on Cromer’s overgrown cliff, and now the Council are setting them the same task at Happy Valley.
The Bagot billies, that have appeared on TV and in newspapers, returned today to the town and to a new home. The fenced off area in Happy Valley will be grazed by the goats to keep unwanted plants and excessive growth to a minimum.
Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett Cabinet Member for Environmental Services said: “We’re so pleased to have the goats back in Cromer. I have been asked by lots of people in town and further afield when the goats will return.
“The goats have proved to be a real draw to the town, a talking point for residents and an added sight on the visitor’s list of great things to see in Cromer. They are also incredible habitat managers. I hope they’ll enjoy their new home and work hard to get it shipshape.”
While a new area of land for the goats was identified and then securely fenced, the Bagots were grazed on land in Kellin
The Bagot is believed to be Britain’s oldest breed of goat and unlike most other breeds - that favour mountains and uplands - it developed in the English lowlands. Bagots are very hardy and easy to tame.
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