Kentish Express Ashford & District

Undergrowt­h is an important asset

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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.

Danny Goddard

What do you think? Email letters@thekmgroup.co.uk

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The River Stour at Queen Mother’s Park

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