|The sign on the gate.|
The council has owned the land off Back River Rd since 1985 and there were moves to sell it in 2003. The community objected to its disposal and the land was subsequently leased to an adjoining landowner. Locals who have used the land for dog walking and football practice were surprised to find horses on the land last month, and a warning sign on the gate.
Residents interested in forming a committee to manage the property for community recreational purposes are asked to send their details to Derwent Valley Council general manager Stephen Mackey, PO Box 595, New Norfolk 7140, by July 25.
|The land at Magra, off Back River Rd.|