Dartmoor Commoners Council

Functions & Duties

The Dartmoor Commoners' Council has the duty to maintain the commons and to promote proper standards of livestock husbandry on the commons. The Council shall also have regard for the conservation and enhancement of the natural beauty of the commons, and their use as a place of recreation for enjoyment by the public.

In summary, the Commoners' Council may:

The Commoners' Council shall make regulations to ensure good husbandry and health of animals on the commons, ensure that the commons are not overstocked, and make other regulations as they see fit to enable them to meet their duties under the Act.

The Commoners' Council shall appoint reeves for the purpose of enforcing or securing compliance with the regulations.

The Commoners' Council shall maintain a register of commoners, and animals grazing on the commons

The Commoners' Council shall provide support and advice to the National Park Authority.

(Refer to the Act for full details of the Council's duties and obligations).


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