Saturday, July 28, 2007

Trust slammed over threat to lodes

A campaigner fighting to save Cambridgeshire's ancient lodes says the National Trust is threatening their survival, the Cambridge Evening News reports today.

Retired councillor Geoofrey Woolard told the paper: "If it had not been for the National Trust's plans to buy up and partially flood some 10,000 acres of rich fen land in the Swaffham Internal Drainage Board's area, this issue would not be causing so much concern to so many people."

More here.

Nearly 600 people have now signed an e-petition to save the lodes, which are a histoically important pike fishery as well as being unique waterways dating back to Roman times.

To add your voice, click here.