The village website’s Slingshot feature was launched back in 2014, but it has been a few years now since anyone has been driven to use it to get something off their chest anonymously.…
WILDLIFE HABITAT DESTROYED IN SLINGSBY
Many residents will know that on the old railway track between Slingsby and Fryton there used to be a lovely little wildlife habitat consisting of a pond/reservoir surrounded by trees and shrubs. This was home to many types of birds and mammals and made a welcome haven amongst acres of featureless fields.
This has now been destroyed in the last couple of weeks by the felling of most of the trees (leaving a few spindly specimens) and clearing the undergrowth – just at the time that birds and other animals are nesting. Whoever is responsible for this act of wanton destruction should be aware that it is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act to “take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built”. It may be inconvenient to farmers wishing to extract the water from the reservoir, but that does not exonerate them from the law.
A concerned Slingsby resident
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