Let's give nature a chance

PUBLISHED: 14:43 04 October 2008 | UPDATED: 14:42 09 April 2010

It was nice to see the wildflower area created along the cycle path between the King George Playing Field and Marine Way. It had become an important area for wildlife. Goldfinches feeding on the seed heads, butterflies (seven species) attracted to the are

It was nice to see the wildflower area created along the cycle path between the King George Playing Field and Marine Way. It had become an important area for wildlife. Goldfinches feeding on the seed heads, butterflies (seven species) attracted to the area, many wildflowers important to the ecology of the area well established. Then why cut it all down - because a few people complained about the safety issues? Yes, perhaps trim a bit off that grows onto the path, but why all of it? Has Devon become a nanny state that even a few wild flowers cannot grow? Come autumn, all the wildflowers will naturally die back. Just a few months is all they need to benefit the wildlife. Let's have a town to be proud of, full of wildlife and lovely wildflowers - a proper green Devon that people come here for. If you don't like nature, then live in a city! Name and address supplied.

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