National Trust Vision Is Still Misconceived

PUBLISHED: 16:07 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 May 2010

I SEE that yet another National Trust officer - again, highly-paid, I assume - has entered the Wicken Vision fray. When will Messrs Soans & Co see that their silly scheme was and is misconceived? I also see that the Trust wants to work with East Cambrid

I SEE that yet another National Trust officer - again, highly-paid, I assume - has entered the Wicken Vision fray. When will Messrs Soans & Co see that their silly scheme was and is misconceived?

I also see that the Trust wants to 'work with' East Cambridgeshire District Council in order to obtain a reversal of the council's recent decision to reserve its support. In the Trust's lexicon 'work with' means 'you do what we want'. I know: I see them in action.

The fact is that the people - not just the farmers - of Wicken Burwell, Reach, Swaffham Prior, Swaffham Bulbeck, Lode and Longmeadow, Stow Cum Quy, Fen Ditton, Horningsea and Waterbeach feel threatened, and they are right.

Cllr Fred Brown's effective Conservative leadership of the district council in this matter is to be welcomed but, as an independent (yes, I know, I used to be a Conservative councillor myself), I'm concerned that the so-called Wicken Vision is getting a bit too political, knowing as I do that there is dissent and doubt among the Liberal Democrat councillors as well.

I advise the Trust to stop now because us fen folk and our councillors will never surrender.

GEOFFREY WOOLLARD

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