Drivers are being urged to keep their eyes peeled for cattle and to slow down while crossing the Westwood.
MP Graham Stuart is now urging motorists to keep their eyes peeled for cattle in a bid to avoid collisions with motorists.
Following a meeting with Pasture Masters Mr Stuart said;
“I know a major concern of the Pasture Masters is the speed at which vehicles drive over the Westwood. One of the Westwood’s special features is its open grazing land for cattle, completely unfenced, so cattle can wander at will, including over the roads.”
“Very sadly, a number of cattle have been killed or seriously injured as a result of being hit by cars. Potentially, car drivers and passengers are at risk of injury or even death.”
“It is important that drivers keep their eyes peeled, and their speed low, to take account of cattle about to cross the road.”
Allan English, Chairman of the Pasture Masters said;
MP Praises Pasture Masters Who Take Care Of Westwood
Mr Stuart’s comments come following a meeting with Pasture Masters. He was also pivotal in a campaign to allow women to become Pasture Masters in 2006.
Commenting on the meeting he said;
“It was good to meet with Allan English, Chairman of the Pasture Masters, for a catch-up on the great work the Pasture Masters do. Beverley is fortunate to have some beautiful common land.”
“It is a source of enormous pride to Beverley residents, and people travel long distances to enjoy it. The Westwood is the largest of the three common pastures in the town, at more than 600 acres.”
“We had an interesting discussion on the important work the Pasture Masters undertake looking after it for us.”