Pit used to be a grass meadow

PUBLISHED: 11:33 14 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

I HAVE lived opposite Roswell Pits for 28 years, I have never heard, let alone seen a Bittern, and there have never been any sightings of Marsh Harriers either. (Standard, Page 3 last week). The otters that have been referred to are Mink, that escaped a f

I HAVE lived opposite Roswell Pits for 28 years, I have never heard, let alone seen a Bittern, and there have never been any sightings of Marsh Harriers either. (Standard, Page 3 last week).

The otters that have been referred to are Mink, that escaped a few years ago.

The pit was dug in the 1940s to get clay for repairing the river banks and some local people can remember when it was a grass meadow.

Others talk about barges and a dredger being moored on the pit. If people leave Mr Tyrrell alone and let him get on, the pit will settle down with the wildlife and plants, and trees will re-establish themselves.

As for those who are sending out circulars about turning the top common into a village green, they really need to wake up to reality.

A ISAACSON

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