Why I’m hopeful about the future
LAST Tuesday, I was among the hundreds of people who crammed into Ely Community College to discuss the future of Roswell Pits. It was wonderful to see that so many local residents feel passionately about their environment. The thoughtful and knowledgea
LAST Tuesday, I was among the hundreds of people who crammed into Ely Community College to discuss the future of Roswell Pits.
It was wonderful to see that so many local residents feel passionately about their environment.
The thoughtful and knowledgeable contributions made throughout the evening give real cause for optimism that a satisfactory solution may yet be found for the pits.
As one contributor to the meeting put it, we all want to protect our piece of England's green and pleasant land.
That means actively opposing opportunistic development whenever it arises.
But it must also mean changing the way we act in our everyday lives. Use the car a little less, recycle a bit more, turn the heating down a touch in winter.
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- 3 Quick-thinking officer who stopped man jumping onto A14 honoured
- 4 £4.8m loan to transform office block into flats repaid
- 5 Hospitals raise car parking costs for first time in six years
- 6 Doddington Minor Injuries Unit to temporarily close
- 7 Captured Cambridgeshire man 'charged with mercenary activities' by Russia
- 8 Meet the boat hire firm aiming to become perfect 'stress-free' tonic
- 9 Woman dies following crash on A1303
- 10 Eight organ donors honoured at ‘moving’ award ceremony
None of it is rocket science, but it will all help reduce the pressure on our environment.
So when, as promised, Mr Tyrell brings his plans for Roswell before a public meeting, I hope the hall will once again be packed to the rafters.
It would be really good if the car park was equally empty.
c/o 24 St Johns Road