Pony-grazing plan sparks safety fears

BEAUTY SPOT ... Cleadon Hill dog walkers Dorothy Burdis and June McCleod with dogs, Ollie, Breeze and Crumble.

BEAUTY SPOT ... Cleadon Hill dog walkers Dorothy Burdis and June McCleod with dogs, Ollie, Breeze and Crumble.

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CONCERNED dog walkers are taking the lead in a campaign to stop plans to allow ponies to graze on a South Tyneside beauty spot.

Up to six Exmoor ponies are set to be allowed on Cleadon Hills in the winter months to eat grass, gorse, brambles and thistles.

South Tyneside Council says the animals will provide a more cost-effective way of looking after the nature reserve.

 

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