This is by far one of the most bizarre FOI based stories I have seen in the media recently…
Brighton and Hove city council have spent £140,000 during the last two years on the cost of sheep (which they hire) as an environmentally friendly way of trimming the grass.
The Brighton Argus report:
They are considered a charming animal attraction by most.
But the sheep responsible for keeping the ancient downland and chalkland of Brighton and Hove trimmed have soared in cost.
A freedom of information request to Brighton and Hove City Council has revealed that the programme has cost more than £140,000 over the last two years.