Residents in Woodbridge are concerned by work in Fen Meadow
7th March 2012
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Fen Meadow in Woodbridge, originally owned by the people of Woodbridge, has been a popular open space for many years.  However, local residents became concerned when Suffolk Coastal District Council, who now manage the land, carried out work to clear it without any consultation from conservation experts.

Residents of Woodbridge were particularly aggrieved as the undergrowth and brambles, which have now been cleared, were a habitat for wildlife.

The Council are defending their actions by saying that the site had become used as a "dumping ground" and found three bicycles and two beds while they were doing it!

The Council now hope that residents will form a Friends of Fen Meadow Group with which they could have future talks and they say that in the summer they will take conservation advice.

People living close to Fen Meadow in Woodbridge feel that they should have been told about the clearance work and it came to a head recently when some residents went out to the meadow and stopped a tractor from carrying on with the work.

Let's hope some agreement for the future can be sorted out so that clearance work can be done without upsetting the local wildlife.

Are you a local resident? What's your view?


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