Telscombe Tye

Telscombe Town Council was considering a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the Tye to control dog walking to prevent sheep attacks.   It was considered at several meetings and further information can be found by looking at the agenda and paperwork for the Council’s Extra-Ordinary meeting on 15th August 2018.    The proposed PSPO would be to protect the lambs and ewes that graze on the Tye from being scared, injured or killed by dogs by requiring owners to keep their dogs under proper control.  A PSPO has to be put in place by the District Council and at their cabinet meeting on 17th September 2018, they decided to go ahead with a public consultation.        The consultation ended on 23rd November 2018 and, following consideration of the results by Lewes District Council, they issued the following statement:-

Having considered the findings from the recent consultation on the Telscombe Tye, the Council will be not be introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order at this time.

However, the situation will be kept under close and constant review.  In liaison with Sussex Police, inspections and patrols by the Council’s Neighbourhood First team will be increased at the start of the lambing season.

If at any point new evidence of attacks on sheep is found, the Council will consider introducing a PSPO as a matter of urgency.

The Council will also look at increasing signage at access points onto Telscombe Tye and community information about the countryside code.

The feedback from the consultation is available at’




For Community Flock profit & loss figures click here:-  TELSCOMBE TOWN COUNCIL FLOCK PROFIT & LOSS FIGURES 2013-18 v270918



Report on Historic Issues and Management of Telscombe Tye by Abbeylands, April 2009:-  Telscombe tye report final no appendices


If you need to contact someone about the Tye gates/fencing/access  Tel: 01273 589777  Telscombe Council.

If you need to contact someone about the community flock or sheep on the Tye then call 01273 302486 (Stud Farm) or 01273 589777 Telscombe Town Council.

Sheep graze the Tye – Please be responsible and keep your dog on a short lead, thank you.

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