Kentish Express Ashford & District
Undergrowth is an important asset
It is almost impossible to watch a TV programme about the UK countryside without reference to the importance of hedgerows.
Technically, the undergrowth along the River Stour through the Queen Mother’s Park is not a hedgerow, but it is home for birds and small mammals.
It provides a big crop of blackberries most years, and sloes for those who like to flavour their gin.
So why has Ashford Borough Council or the Environment Agency ripped out so much of it?
All it has achieved is to improve the views to some of the town’s best eyesores.
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