Film: Residents slam “scorched earth” in Chafford Hundred hedgerows

Date posted: 08-03-2013

SOMETIMES, councils must think that they can’t win. people ring up and complain that the bushes and hedgerows are overgrown and so they go and do something about it.

But along the cycle lanes of Chafford Hundred, residents and naturalists believe that Thurrock Council have taken things to extremes.

Director of Birdbrain Uk, David Darrell-Lambert believes that the ‘scorched earth’ policy of the Be Smart team has destroyed hundreds of different forms of habitat and decimated a delicate eco-system.

David spoke to the council and was told that the action was taken in response to anti-social behaviour.

YT spoke to David on Saffron Road, Chafford Hundred.

David and other residents are in discussion with their councillors, cllrs Tuned Ojetola and Charlie Key as to what can be done.

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