Rubbish in the stream

Joseph Bulmer

SIR - I wanted through your paper to thank everyone involved in all the effort, hard work and thought that has gone into the improvements to the Town Walk in Barnstaple.

The new bird hide, tree planting and new seats and settles in which to sit along the way.

My first visit to the bird hide was enjoyable with the ducks nesting in the wild garlic on the banks of the stream.

However, on visiting two weeks later, the stream was full of plastic bags and rubbish and the proverbial metal supermarket trolley submerged for good measure.

The ducks and their newly hatched brood were swimming among it. Even some of the seats had graffiti on them.

How very sad I felt, not only for myself, but for all those involved in doing the work for us all to enjoy.

Pam Miles-Smith,

South Molton.