Monday, 24 September 2018

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A PUMA which has been roaming free for more than three years is now believed

A PUMA which has been roaming free for more than three years is now believed to be in the Wargrave district and to be raiding woods through which run many public footpaths. Paw and claw marks made by the animal have been identified and photographed by Mr C Woodburn, the well-known artist, who lives at Girtin Studio, Crazies Hill. The last previous sighting was in woods near Haslemere, Surrey.

A proposal by Bellington Properties to erect nine detached dwellings on land adjoining Bushnell’s boatyard in Station Road, Wargrave, is to be the subject of a local inquiry. The developer appealed against refusal of planning permission by Wokingham Rural District Council, which said the plan represented unwarranted extension of the village of Wargrave and that the site was liable to flood.

A very friendly black crossbred sheepdog, whose favourite trick appears to be to “shake hands” with people who approach it, is waiting to be claimed by its owner at Henley police station. The dog, which has obviously been well cared for, was found near Henley post office at 6.30pm on April 18.





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