Environmental campaigner ‘Ratty’ and the whole Save Wincheap Water Meadows campaign have been recognised by the St Mildreds Area Community Society by being given a coveted Good Coronavirus awards. It reads: ‘for coordinating opposition to the plan to locate a park and ride on a beautiful area of floodplain; keeping the campaign going despite the challenges of lockdown.
Local Lib Dem Cllr Nick Eden-Green presented the award to Sian Pettman who has been one of the leading lights in organising the campaign. She said: ‘I’m very pleased to receive this on behalf of the many people who have helped. We must stop this beautiful area from the threat of being lost to a car park. It would be environmental vandalism to let it happen.’
Lib Dem Wincheap Cllrs Derek Maslin and Nick Eden-Green have been involved in the fight to stop an extension to the Park and Ride onto the water meadows. They have put together alternative plans which would allow an extension to the Park and Ride without harming this valuable and increasingly rare habitat.
Ratty added: ‘I may only be a water rat but I’m an endangered species. If you humans don’t respect my habitat then your declaration of a Climate Change Emergency will just be more empty words.’
Written by Nick Eden-Green
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