Just a reminder to residents and locals not to use the golf course. It might seem great having a whole new area to explore, but you may be causing more harm than good.
Naturally the course has always had plenty of footfall over it from golfers, but the latest trend seems to be walking dogs on it. The golf course plays an absolutely vital role in providing wildlife corridors to the diverse number of species we have in the area, and dogs not only go into areas disturbing nests/dens, they also leave scent marks that can have a damaging influence.
We have to hope that with the significant reduction in use of the course, that more wildlife will come to the area; this may not only assist us in a planning objection, but also make for a much better surrounding environment for us and our families to enjoy.
There are also surveys in operation, so don’t disturb these or the potential results they may yield.
Posters have been put up at all access points to remind the community not to trespass, but if you do see anyone using the course, try explaining to them the reasons why we need to protect this area.