Flock of sheep take a trip to Queen’s Park

Posted On 29 Mar 2021 at 10:59 am


A flock of sheep from Tenantry Down somehow managed to get into the quiet garden at Queen’s Park this morning, delighting parkgoers but upsetting their shepherds.

With lockdown easing, the clocks going forward and the start of a mini-heatwave, spring was already firmly in the air – but the flock made the morning even more magical.

The flock is owned and managed by Brighton and Hove City Council, which says this is the second time someone has taken it upon themselves to move the sheep.

It is urging whoever is behind it not to do it again, saying it could be dangerous for the sheep and cause crashes.

A similar incident happened on 12 January when a gate on Whitehawk Hill was wedged open, allowing the sheep to make their way onto the racecourse, and then into the road.

This morning, the flock’s shepherds soon arrived with a sheepdog to round them up and once inside the double decker trailer, a small crowd which had gathered to watch the flock applauded.

A council spokesperson said: “It seems that a flock of our sheep was deliberately released from Tenantry Down.

“We’re shocked and upset that anyone could have chosen to endanger the safety of the sheep in this way.

“Somehow the sheep made their way to Queens Park.

“After discussions with Sussex Police our shepherd and their dog rounded the sheep up into their trailer and moved them to Sheepcote Valley, where we hope they will be left in peace.

“Unfortunately this is not the first time this has happened. The sheep were moved from Whitehawk Hill to Tenantry Down a couple of weeks ago.

“We would say to whoever is behind this – please stop it immediately. Moving sheep through the streets to busy urban green spaces with no public signage or access to water is potentially very harmful to the sheep.

“There is also a very real and increased risk to drivers and pedestrians in case of a collision.”

The sheep on the top deck of the double-decker trailer used to take them home

  1. PUNTER123 Reply

    disgusting sheep shit = more dangerous than dog shit

    • StateTheObvious Reply

      Then don’t eat it …

  2. H Eclair Reply

    The Queens Park yummy mummies will be upset when Tarquin and Persephone get a dose of Lyme Disease

  3. Tom Jackson Reply

    Why is it that most of the people who comment on any Argus report complain?

  4. Tom Jackson Reply

    Of course, this is Brighton & Hove News, not the Argus 🙂 Point still remains though.

    • Chaz. Reply

      Tom is this your first day online?
      These are marked as comments where you are posting
      “a verbal or written remark expressing an opinion or reaction.”
      They are on various Social Media and online sites.
      There are different variants, thumbs up, down and worse.
      Some comments are better than others. Some are very witty, some not.
      Some are complaints rather than feedback but they are comments.
      So what is your point Tom?

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