Residents in a British village have applied for a grant to buy a donkey

thecheers.org    2008-02-23 11:22:43    

More than 30 villagers claim they cannot reach their homes, in Chalfont, Gloucestershire, by car because the rod is too narrow.
Residents in a British village have applied for a grant to buy a donkey to help them lug their shopping up a steep hill.

More than 30 villagers claim they cannot reach their homes, in Chalfont, Gloucestershire, by car because the rod is too narrow.

They claim donkeys - which were used in the village until the 50s - are an eco-friendly alternative to a new road.

Anna Usborne, leading the campaign, applied to the parish council after being quoted � to � to buy a donkey from a nearby sanctuary.

Rack Hill resident Dave Andrews said: "The entire village is backing the campaign to bring back the Chalford donkey - it's a brilliant idea."


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