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Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:28 pm
by Gillianwhitehead
An allotment at Mills Hill in Middleton is under threat from builders and we are wanting to get a campaign together to save this corridor of wild area. The builders are wanting to bulldoze the area destroying the hard work of all the people and then return the land to the residents destroying mature trees and the rest. Nine feral cats live there who are fed by the local people who have also provided them with outdoor beds. Thanks to the care provided all the cats have been neutered and vaccinated by the Cats Protection League and are very happy where they are. They live in the area with Hedge Hogs whose habitat will also be needlessly destoyed. If you live in the area or if you want to help protect these cats homes please can you support our campaign.

Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:43 pm
by bobbys girl
Wishing you all the best with your campaign. We need more allotments not less! It is nice that the community have united to help the cats and without doubt the cats return the favour by providing pest control.

Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:42 pm
by BarryK001
How do we offer our support??

Barry.

Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:24 pm
by Marla
I found this petition and have signed it:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... fe-habitat

We've successfully fought several planning applications which were supported by the town council. While petitions are good for raising awareness, town councils and planning committees usually don't pay much attention to them. It's usually more effective for local people to write to every town councillor and member of the planning committee individually and present valid planning objections. They probably won't care about hedgehogs or feral cats, so you need to find valid planning objections.

Have you spoke with any town or district councillors to see if any of them are sympathetic? Is there a residents association which could help?

I thought that councils have to provide allotments?

Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:28 pm
by Marla
Gillian, I don't know whether this would be helpful:
http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/pdf/2015-02- ... jan_12.pdf

Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:00 am
by MarkB
Signed and shared on Facebook, but it isn't getting many signatures :?:

Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:32 am
by parenthesis
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Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:05 pm
by parenthesis
Has there been any news?

Re: Rochdale Feral Cats Under Threat

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:06 am
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