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HomeFarming News‘Please don't be a plonker and park in front of farm gates’
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Please don’t be a plonker and park in front of farm gates’

A farmer utilised gates to create a fence around a BMW, which blocked access to his farmyard in Wales in recent days.

Green Party county councillor, Emily Durrant, posted an image of the makeshift fence on Twitter.

In a tweet, she said: “It’s great to be welcoming everyone in Wales back to our corner of heaven, but please don’t be a plonker and park in front of farm gates.”

“It is a working landscape, not just a fun place to be. When farmers can’t tend to their livestock it makes them a little upset. Fair enough.” the tweet added.

Councillor Durrant urged the public to respect farm property.

She told Wales Online: “We are very welcoming of visitors; they are very important to our local economy and they bring a lot to the area.”

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“But people must respect the fact rural areas consist of working landscapes and they should be treated as such. It’s the same as parking in front of someone’s storefront.”

“It’s an amusing picture, but the message behind it is a serious one. All we ask is for people to be considerate when travelling to rural areas and to be mindful of their surroundings.”

Gardaí recover tractor

In other news, Gardaí have recovered a stolen tractor following a burglary in west Cork on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021.

The agricultural vehicle was located some 400kms away from the location where it was reported stolen.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:

“On the morning of March 24, Gardaí in Bantry received a report that a vintage tractor had been stolen from a shed on land in Schull.”

“Gardaí from Schull and the Bantry District Detective Unit attended the scene and began an investigation.”

“Following their initial enquiries, Gardaí located the tractor in Carrick-On-Shannon on March 26, 2021, some 400 kilometres away from the location where it was reported stolen.”

The stolen tractor has since been returned to the owner.

No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.

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