CONWY County Borough Council (CCBC) intends on conducting a “round-up” of the group of Great Orme goats in Craig-y-Don.

Following a number of constituents raising concerns regarding the continued presence of the goats within Llandudno and Craig-y-Don, the MS for Aberconwy, Janet Finch-Saunders, raised this matter with the council.

Having now received a response, Mrs Finch-Saunders said she is pleased to report that CCBC plan on taking action.

She said: “While the Great Orme goats are a valued asset to Llandudno and our community, we must recognise that their continued visits to urban areas of our town raises serious concerns, especially in relation to potential road safety and damage to residents’ property.

“Given this, I am thrilled to see that CCBC will be taking positive action to address this situation and will seek to rehome some of these animals in effort to deter the group from venturing from the Great Orme once again.

“Although I am aware that this may only be a temporary solution, I would assure constituents that I remain committed to liaising with the relevant organisations to also try and identify and deliver a long-term plan.”


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The goats on the Great Orme were originally a gift to Lord Mostyn from Queen Victoria and have roamed in a wild state for roughly 100 years.

Fears for their safety were raised last year after a “baby boom” of the goats, with a total of 25 nannies and five billies relocated to either Bristol or Bournemouth.

A round-up was also considered by CCBC last October after one of the goats had to be put down after being hit by a car.