to sell Lingfield Centre
ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) has decided
sell Cherry Tree Farm its centre near Lingfield, Surrey.
to its success the ILPH needs to expand its operations in southern
England and it has decided to sell Cherry Tree Farm its founding
centre, opened in 1948 as there is no room on site for development.
sale of the property, comprising a 17th Century farm house, cottages
and 43 acres, will allow the ILPH to look for a larger more suitable
site in Southern England as and when one comes on the market.
Staff currently working at Cherry Tree Farm will be offered positions
at other ILPH centres.
Smales, Chief Executive, comments " We are sad to take this
decision as Cherry Tree Farm was our founding recovery and rehabilitation
centre, but the property is too small and too decentralized to be
to our excellent facilities in Norfolk and elsewhere all the horses
and ponies currently at Cherry Tree can be accommodated at our other
centres. Our first concern is equine welfare and until we have established
a new centre in southern England all new welfare cases will be taken
to the closest existing centre.
ILPH have appointed Windsor Clive International, the equestrian
specialists, and Messrs Howard Cundey of Lingfield to act as agents
in the sale.