Don’t attack the Firehills

Not content with last year’s devastating attack on the Firehills at Fairlight, Hastings council have returned once again with the giant caterpillar diggers and are busily tearing up even more of the golden yellow gorse.

Apart from helping to slow down possible cliff erosion and acting as natural wind breaks, the golden gorse actually enhanced the breathtaking sea views which the defoliation scheme claims to have opened up.

Apparently a part of the HLS scheme involves replanting heather taken from Ashdown Forest onto the Firehills.

Conversely it would make as much sense to replant the Fairlight yellow gorse into Ashdown Forest.

The same mentality that in an age of austerity spends millions on destroying the countryside by tearing down trees to make way for yet more new roads and then replanting new trees to shield them from view.

FJ Beck

Channel Way


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