On Tannery Lane in Warrington there is a small hobby farm, which recently applied for planning permission to build a brick stable to more securely house some on the animals. The field which is about 3 or 4 acres is home to about 6 sheep a couple of pigs and a dozen hens (there was already a court order to get rid of the one rooster) is overlooked by about eight houses, and even then they can only see the farm IF they look out their bedroom windows.
But these people went around the local area and somehow managed to get 240 signatures on a petition to 'Close' this small holding.
The owner of this smallholding (whose name I don't even know) is a nice semi-retired man who is not farming for profit, in fact the pigs he raises are slaughtered and 'GIVEN' to the old peoples home that sits next to the holding. I walk passed the small holding 4 times a day taking and collecting my grandchildren to/from school and there is NO farm type smell, in fact the grass and grazing in the field is managed so well, that even now in mid-winter the field is GREEN and not the normal bare muck you would expect.
I like taking my grandchildren to see the animals as do a lot of other local parents. The small holding lies right on the edge of a residential area of Warrington fronted on three sides by open farmland, and on the forth side by Tannery Lane and on the other side of the road to rear aspect of Roeburn Way.
There is a meeting in Warrington town hall on the 14th of February which I'll be attending in support of the farm, but if signatures from about 230 people that can't see the farm from their house and live up to a mile away are 'Valid' the your signature must also be valid. Please help save this small hobby farm from being closed down by a couple of greedy people that buy a house overlooking green fields and object to any animals being in the field.
I've built a small website with pictures and more information so you can see for yourself that is is NOT as the people wanting it closed down call it 'An Eyesore' Visit www.quintinha.co.uk/tannerylane for more information.
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