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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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Fine close to €5,500 for farmer who coated road in ‘thick’ mud

A farmer has been handed a fine to the tune of £5,000 after “coating a road in thick mud”.

Wiltshire Police arrived at the A3102 between Lyneham and Royal Wootton Bassett at around 3.45 pm on December 2nd, 2020.

According to Wiltshire999S, police officers and Wiltshire Council staff discovered “excessive amounts of mud was found to be creating hazardous conditions across a mile-long stretch of road”.

The firm responsible for causing the dangerous road surface were advised of the issue and requested to clear it.

5-hour clean-up operation

Wiltshire Council says it offered advice on a number of occasions. The council warned a charge would be made payable if it needed to deploy its own team to undertake the work.

When the road was assessed later that day, at around 10 pm, council contractors deemed it “unsafe” and began a clean-up operation.

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Wiltshire999S reports that the road was closed intermittently by police whilst they worked at the scene. It reportedly took around five hours.

The firm’s charge for the work undertaken by the council is said to be in the region of £5,000.

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