Wicken Vision’ no clearer
I SEE that The National Trust has had to wheel in a new champion for its 13,000-acre so-called Wicken Vision scheme. I m afraid that their high-powered regional PR fellow with his high-flown phrases is no more successful at convincing us local yokels o
I SEE that The National Trust has had to wheel in a new champion for its 13,000-acre so-called 'Wicken Vision' scheme.
I'm afraid that their high-powered regional PR fellow with his high-flown phrases is no more successful at convincing us local yokels of the sanity of the scheme than the locally-based officers. What sort of chumps do The Trust think we are?
I'll respond by sticking to facts:
n It was The National Trust that was the source of the oft-quoted 'Lowering Burwell and Reach Lodes would be acceptable'. They cannot deny it, for it is in black and white.
n I asked recently where the scheme's large area of 'open water' would be if the trust is successful. The answer was, 'where the land is lowest'. And where in these Fens is the land lowest? Answer: right by Reach Lode. And then they say that their open water will not undermine the banks of The Lodes.
n The trust has also been asked recently about an expected influx of insects. I am most concerned about midges and mosquitoes. The trust was also asked how it would deal with travellers, how it would deal with hare coursing, and how much the whole scheme is now estimated to cost. Answers came there none.
- 1 EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt ‘to work at restaurant in Cambridgeshire’
- 2 'Gas engineer' reportedly stole two phones and a purse in Haddenham
- 3 See inside this £1.7m country house with its own lake near Ely
- 4 Village café battles Covid-19 delays to raise over £1,700
- 5 Superintendent dons rainbow helmet against hate crime on #IDAHOBIT
- 6 Princess Anne unveils new 'national treasure' Jubilee table in Ely
- 7 Weekend closure for A142 for bridge works between Ely and Chatteris
- 8 Village toasts Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a memorable touch
- 9 Inside the £165,000 luxury river boat for sale in the Fens
- 10 Corporal lines up world record 135km paddleboard trek for 'gleaming' Bobby
Finally, for now, the trust and its supporters want to re-create The Fens as they were. So what do they do? They bring in Highland cattle from Scotland and Konik ponies from Poland. Mr Champion seems to think that I and my friends are stupid.