At FotS’ latest litter pick yesterday [Thursday 26th Feb] along the Hollyoak Wood section of the Shuttle and the adjoining Wyncham stream, volunteers worked stoically in pouring rain to extract 16 bags of rubbish, two safes and assorted bits of metal. We also reported a serious fly tipping incident along the Wyncham.
Sadly, this stretch of the Shuttle bears the scars of the Council’s latest bout of ‘extreme maintenance’, with the far bank almost completely stripped of mature trees and vegetation, just before the nesting season. As Joni Mitchell said (or rather sang) ‘You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone’!
Mandy Stevens, Friends of the Shuttle.