CAN anyone tell me why the enclosed area at the back of the pond in St Leonards Gardens has been pointlessly cut down?
It was the home and shelter of ducks and moorhens, providing cover for them to raise their chicks among the reeds. It was also a small haven for wild life. After a severe winter which has decimated the bird, butterfly and bee populations, now that the spring shoots and blossoms have finally appeared, the council is cutting it all down.
What is the point of inflicting this on those shrubs and small trees which are just bursting into flower, and leaving hacked stumps behind? There is a crisis in the bee population, so vital for pollination, yet all the lovely blossom and berry bushes have been mindlessly destroyed.