Shoreham’s green sheep go global

Malcolm Bull took this picture of the fenced-off green sheep
Malcolm Bull took this picture of the fenced-off green sheep

SHOREHAM’S green sheep have gone global this week with Herald reporter Sheena Campbell interviewed on Canadian radio.

As the unusual additions to the Shoreham flyover roundabout hit the national press, Sheena was interviewed for CBCradio’s As it Happens.

The show’s presenter, Carol Off, was particularly interested in a poem written by one of our web commenters, Lord Larry, about the sheep. Sheena was even asked to read the poem out during the interview.

“I hope I did Lord Larry justice,” said Sheena.

“I just find it quite funny that our green friends have found global fame.”

The green sheep appeared on the roundabout, which is sponsored, at the end of November.

Speaking at the time, a West Sussex County Council spokeswoman said they would expect sponsors to provide sculptures or planting.

“The A283 roundabout feature reflects the South Downs National Park status and a cluster of sheep have therefore been provided,” she said.

“The sheep have been painted green so they are not mistaken for the real thing.”

The sheep were fenced off at the beginning of December.

This week, someone decided to get them in the festive spirit by dressing them in Father Christmas hats.

The interview is due to be broadcast on As it Happens this week.