Protect our environment

First published in Letters

RE: Ian Campbell Rutger’s letter last week.

MR Campbell Rutger’s account of the history of the Mill pond in Pembroke is very interesting. His comments about the benefits of allowing Pembroke to flood are less amusing.

The freshwater pond is a unique asset attracting thousands of visitors each year, and providing a stable breeding environment for hundrds of birds and mammals.

We can only hope that the otters and kingfishers return and the reed beds survive the influx of salt water.

Please remember also the Pembroke businesses affected by the flood (at least five to my knowledge) who have all suffered huge damage and loss of income.

The local authority needs to be encouraged to meet its responsibilities to protect the environment we live and work in.

PETER HOLDEN

Acanthus Holden Architects Waterman’s Lane

Pembroke

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