Hello - I am a long admirer of the work your community work does and really enjoy the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend a few weekends ago (so did my niece and nephew!).
We are currently in public consultation with our local council in Fife Scotland about a lengthy hedge that runs between our access road and a larger road - they want to significantly reduce the height of the well established Hawthorne hedge as they claim it is difficult for bin lorries to go up our street (they have to pull the wing mirrors in apparently - I've watched the lorries and it doesn't seem to be the case). We feel the council are being very heavy handed in their solution of "just chop it down". We are very concerned about the pollution issues and the impact on the wildlife - both adorable sparrows and a number of migratory birds (apparently one from Serbia has nested in our trees).
Can anyone give me any advice or if any one is local and also concerned - could you support us in our consultation this coming Thursday??
Any help would be much appreciated.
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