Badger cull to be discussed by county council on Monday
The badger cull will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of Gloucestershire County council on Monday morning.
Chairman of the council Tony Hicks decided to call the meeting after receiving requests from five councillors including Liberal Democrat leader Councillor Jeremy Hilton.
Officers have been asked to provide information about the council's policy on rural practices and procedures.
Councillor Hilton said: "I am delighted that the chairperson has recognised the importance of calling for an extraordinary meeting.
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"It was called for by myself and four other Liberal Democrat councillors and will be held on Monday, October 29 at 10am to determine the council's legal position in the cull being undertaken on land that is owned, controlled or managed by the council.
"There has been overwhelming public opposition against this cull, it is therefore important for councillors from all parties to be seen making every effort to attend."