Call to Ban Snares on Council Land

At the Cheshire East Council Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 5 December, Labour Councillor Irene Faseyi asked, “West Sussex has agreed to ban the use of snares on its land. Would the Cabinet support a similar proposal in Cheshire East?”

The motion passed by West Sussex Council was;

(1)  That from the 2 June 2017, all new Business Farm Tenancies on County

      Council owned land, and those to be renewed, will include a clause which

      bans snaring.


(2)  That a letter is sent to all current tenants and licensees of Business Farm

      Tenancies and Smallholding Agreements informing them of the County

      Council’s policy to ban snaring on its land, seeking immediate compliance

      on a voluntary basis


Sadly, as with Labour calls to ban badger culling on Council land, the Conservative Cabinet members claim that legal difficulties would prevent them implementing the proposal.

Cllr Laura Jeuda, Labour Councillor for Macclesfield South said, “If it was possible for West Sussex then why is it impossible for the Conservative-controlled Cheshire East Council? Where there is a will there is a way. The Labour proposals set out the way, but the Conservatives who control Cheshire East Council lack the will.”

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