A UKIP Councillor from the Forest of Dean has called for Forest of Dean
District Council to arrange a meeting with DEFRA and other agencies after a
wild board broke into the graveyard at Parkend Church on Friday and dug up
some of the graves.
Councillor Richard Leppington, who represents both the Blakeney and Bream
Division on Gloucestershire County Council and the Bream Ward on the Forest
of Dean District Council said :- I am really annoyed that this has
happened. Wild boar have dug up football and cricket pitches in the past,
but this is far more serious.
The Forestry Commission have basically admitted that the situation is out
of control, and I shall be asking the Forest of Dean District Council to
arrange a meeting with DEFRA and with other agencies to address the
problem. It is really only a matter of time before someone is seriously
The population of wild boar in the Forest of Dean has increased markedly in
recent years, and UKIP Councillors in the Forest have been making repeated
calls for the animals’ population growth to be brought under control
because of several incidents of damage to property in the District.