Udderly great names are sought for new residents

'˜Udderly' unique names are wanted for new park arrivals.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 6:16 pm
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 6:21 pm
Highland cows at Druridge Bay Country Park.

Residents are being urged to get a moo-ve on and help name Druridge Bay Country Park’s newest residents.

The park is now home to nine cows, including three Highland Cattle and two calves – and Northumberland County Council is hoping the community can come up with some fantastic names for the youngsters.

The Highland cows are a vital part of the Higher Level Stewardship process at the country park through grazing on the dunes.

Higher Level Stewardship is a grant scheme awarded by Natural England. It targets 110 areas across England, aiming to deliver environmental benefits.

Coun Glen Sanderson, member for environment and local services, said: “It’s extremely important that our natural areas across the county are protected for residents and visitors to continue to enjoy in the future.

“There is some innovative work ongoing at Druridge to protect the landscape, while the council is also investing in some major improvements around the visitor centre.

“I’d encourage people to come and experience some of the fantastic nature reserves and parks that Northumberland has got to offer.”

The public are encouraged to visit the park’s Visitor Centre to enter the calf naming competition. The suggestion list will be available in the centre cafe until September 30.

Find out more about visiting Druridge Bay Country Park and other Northumberland parks and nature reserves www.northumberland.gov.uk/local/Parks.aspx