Ash Path is fine as it is
10:06am Thursday 7th February 2013 in Letters
I REFER to Cllr Franks’ letter regarding the need to improve the Ash Path – I am becoming fed up of reading the demands from Mr Franks and selfish parents on this issue (Penarth Times, January 31).
The reality is that the Ash Path has served the community perfectly well as a public footpath for many years. Just what has changed to justify even further desecration of the habitat for wildlife? In recent months we have seen annihilation of the hedgerows along Sully Road to develop St Cyres School. Where is the care for those displaced foxes, birds, insects, fauna etc?
Oh, I forgot we are assured that some token oak trees will be planted at the obligatory school opening ceremony (with of course photos of local councillors, dignitaries etc).
First the parents did not like the horses so the farmer very generously agreed to the installation of a fence when he had no obligation to do so. Now apparently it is too wet! What next – a red carpet?
It is very easy for Cllr Franks to score brownie points by criticising the council for not dealing with the land ownership issues, but would he be so generous himself if he was asked to give up his own land?
This is just another case of putting the cart before the horse by allowing a massive development when it was obvious that the infrastructure was always going to be lacking. Please do not assume that the community support your argument.
I urge parents and Mr Franks to encourage children to wear sensible footwear and use their time productively by helping those local residents who are faced with clearing a disgusting amount of litter thrown by school children along the whole length of the path – now that’s a real issue.
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