More Llandudno goats have not been moved to Bournemouth, council says

CONWY County Borough Council (CCBC) has quashed residents’ claims that more Kashmir goats in Llandudno have been relocated to Bournemouth.

Members of the ‘You know you’re from Llandudno if you…’ Facebook group expressed concern over the weekend that up to 100 of the goats had now been moved to the south coast.

When contacted by the Pioneerhowever, CCBC confirmed that was not true, and that the 15 goats moved to Bournemouth in April remain the most recent case.

A council spokesman said the confusion may have arisen after it was announced that a herd of 50 goats along Bournemouth Cliff is set to double in size due to a breeding scheme.

Volunteer herder Mark Jackson, who took charge of the 15 Great Orme goats transferred to Bournemouth in April, also said that was not the case.

He added: “They (the Great Orme goats moved to Bournemouth in May) are doing extremely well. Everyone down here loves them.

“We continue to regularly post pictures of them on our (Bournemouth Goats) Facebook page, and have made a calendar this year to raise funds to pay for their upkeep.”


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Great Orme goats rounded up with 15 moved to Bournemouth due to security concerns

The Great Orme goats were originally a gift from Queen Victoria to Lord Mostyn and roamed the wild for around 100 years.

The goats that were relocated to Bournemouth in April were rounded up by Craig-y-Don CCBC.

Fears for the safety of the goats emerged last year after a ‘baby boom’ saw the relocation of 25 nannies and five goats to Bristol or Bournemouth.

A raid was also considered by CCBC in October 2021 after a goat had to be put down after being hit by a car.

In June another was shot dead after he was allegedly the victim of an attack by two dogs in Llandudno.

A special advisory group is also set up to manage the goats still based on the Great Orme.

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