Volunteers Needed For Llantrisant Castle Scheme
Posted on Friday 13th April 2012
An innovative scheme to help keep the grounds of Llantrisant Castle free from growth of ivy and undergrowth is being introduced by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
Next month three goats will be rehoused within the fenced area surrounding the scheduled ancient monument and residents of the town are being asked to play their part.
Volunteers who live locally to the Castle are being asked to help in the care of the goats. Through a rota basis, they will be invited to ensure plenty of water supplies, supplementing the feeding with protein pellets, raking out and refreshing straw in the goats’ shelter and ensure their over all health and wellbeing.
It is anticipated that these tasks will take no more than 10 minutes on average each day. Training will be given and appropriate equipment will be supplied and advice from the goats’ owner and Animal Welfare officers will be available.
If you have an interest in keeping animals and would like to volunteer to be on the rota for the care of the goats please call John Harrison, Heritage Officer, Rhondda Cynon Taf on 01443 744044.