Some people shouldn’t be allowed to breed, let alone run major engineering projects.
Quite a few schools in Telford are being rebuilt and one of them is a few miles away from where I live. The council have chosen a hill covered in woodland as the site of the playing fields for this new school. Work has already started on preparing the site in the form of hacking down the decades old (if not older) woodland from all over the hill, including the sides.
The feel of the whole area is different now the trees are gone and feels a lot worse. It’s bright and airy but it’s lost its character. But there’s a problem which the highly paid and highly qualified consultants and engineers seem to have missed.
There are houses at the bottom of the hill and the hill is very steep. What happens next time it rains heavily – an April shower perhaps – when you cut down all the trees off the side of a steep hill? Ask anyone from Boscastle, they’ll tell you.