IN reply to the article, ‘Rail bridge undergoes a major clean-up’, due to the efforts of councillor Godfrey Daniel.
The area of trees and shrubs under the Queens Road railway bridge is chock-a-block full of slow worms, and is also prime territory for wild nesting birds.
It is an offence under our Wildlife Protection Act 1981 to disturb the habitat of either of these species.
Slow worms are protected because like so many other of our native species their numbers are declining due to loss of habitat.
I understand that further clearing of trees is planned for this site.
Please help to stop any more clearing of trees and vegetation by contacting Network Rail customer relations on 08457 114141.