There has been a recent problem with increased evidence of rat activity near Rock Farm and Howgill House and in the surrounding area. There have been daylight sightings on our joint drive and nearby on the road. As a result we have called in a pest control specialist who has treated the area around the houses and gardens.  As part of the control regime he will make two more visits over the next few weeks.
We believe that there may be a general problem of increased rat activity in residential areas.
It is suggested that we collect information from other villagers about any unusual daytime sightings of rats or other signs of increased activity so that the problem can tackled strategically. Therefore, if you do have relevant information please contact either David Goldie (710315 or davidandanthea.goldie@gmail.com) or Paul Bunting (710316 or email: paulbunting@gmail.com).