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Disgusted by 'environmental vandalism'
3:03pm Tuesday 19th June 2012 in Letters
THE cuts continue apace.
The following have a double cost - to the environment and hard-pressed Wirral taxpayers.
Trees, mature, seemlingly healthy-looking specimens, are being cut down.
Where not cut down altogether, boughs and branches are cut off resulting in American -style lollipop trees.
Also shrubs, bushes and understorage cut down to stumps or cut off altogether.
Grass, verges, meadows, banks and all manner of grassy areas are cut severely and ever more frequently.
This practice has now spread to the more rural parts of the borough.
Wild plants, anything that looks completely like a wild plant cut down by applying increasingly large doses of herbicide.
No area escapes from the above pernicious practices and includes parks, gardens, cemeteries, children’s playgrounds, playing fields, footpaths, sidewalks and pavements.
Biodiversity and ecology? Forget about it.
Prudent use of scarce funds? You must be kidding.
To get an idea of the damage being wreaked on the environment by council - sponsored vandalism, all those involved ought to have watched that excellent television series ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’.
Money would be better spent dealing with litterbugs, reopening public lavatories and making sure that the remaining ones are kept clean and decent.
Yours sincerely, Geoff Walmsley, Grange, West Kirby