Decision details

Notice of Motion - Caged Peafowl

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At the meeting of Council held on 14th December 2017, Members received a notice of motion calling on the Council to move the caged peafowl in the Chalkwell menagerie to a more humane home.


This had been proposed by Councillor Ware-Lane and seconded by Councillor Willis.




1.  That it be noted that the peafowl have been bred in captivity and are in space sufficient for them and are being cared for. They are regularly fed and watered, breeding and show no signs of distress and are in good health. The space that they occupy has been recently improved and the Council is considering further improvements to their surroundings.


2.  That the Council continue to review the situation before coming to a decision about the future of the Peafowl and will take advice from independent animal welfare charities, i.e. RSPCA and RSPB.


Reasons for Decision


To respond to the notice of motion.


Other Options




Note:- This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to Place Scrutiny Committee

Executive Councillor:- Holland

Publication date: 12/01/2018

Date of decision: 09/01/2018

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/01/2018

This decision has been called in by:

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