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Say No
 to Wear Pond Expansion

 A rumour recently has started  around the village regarding a proposed expansion to Wear Pond.  This rumour I believe has come from some obscure EU Regulation that caters for the welfare of birds and, in particular, migrating birds.
You may have noticed recently there have been a few more ducks on other birds using the pond. Well so have some  bureaucrats in EU.
Their studies show, so it is said, that  the projected use of the pond by migrating birds will cause major congestion around it.  It is conjectured that the increase in birds/ducks or geese wishing to use the pond will increase to such an extent  that in-flight landing collisions  will considered normal, resulting in the pond being littered with debris of these landing accidents.
The projected solution is expand and redevelop the pond so that it can accommodate more traffic.  The expansion will result in the doubling of the size of the pond with many of the beautiful  Willow trees being removed to clear the landing paths for the birds.  (See picture on welcome page, this could all be gone if the plans go ahead). So!

Say No
 to Wear Pond Expansion

As the the Parish Council elections have just  completed by default (parish election info) write talk to your local councillor and stop this  before it gets going.  Lets learn from the Stansted campaign which I believe is lost as the roads supporting the expansion of the airport are being built now.  The campaign should have started at the road improvement planning stage.
So lets get to it

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