THE North Ledbury Hunt has apologised to West Malvern Parish Council after a rider was seen on the playing fields at Old Hollow.

Residents were concerned when a member of the hunt staff had to ride on to the playing fields to retrieve hounds.

Val Allfrey, senior master of the North Ledbury Hunt, said she had personally checked there was no damage done and had written a letter of apology to West Malvern Parish Council.