Continued damage to Roswell Pit

In stark contrast to the sensitive approach being adopted at Queen Adelaide, work at Roswell has, over the past few months, continued to be needlessly destructive. Over the summer a kingfisher nest was reportedly destroyed, and a spectacular water lily bed removed. Since then a new track has been built in the woods – with no permission from Natural England; other work has continued even though previous permission has lapsed; several rusting boats have been left on the Pit; the flower-rich meadow of Ely Common, which had been carefully managed for over a century, has been severely damaged by being mown far too often; and most recently, the owner has been served a warrant by the Environment Agency for dumping household waste (including wire, carpet and plastic) around the edge of his bank-side concrete plinths