Letter to the Editor

It is often stated that much of the vegetation is indigenous to Dungeness yet only 50 years ago there was nothing but sea kale so why is the tag ‘indigenous’ so glibly applied by the so called experts? Over the years gardens have been created, plants and seedlings brought in from afar and then the odd bird dropping seeds have been responsible for the quite rapid increase in vegetation in the area. So OTT have the authorities got that one local resident was to be prosecuted for clearing the area around his shack of weeds and grass. He unfortunately died before they could act but it was quite clear to him the wet behind the ears officiator, with his new wave ‘uni’ degree had learnt everything from text books and had not a clue what Dungeness was like 20 years ago yet alone 50. I suppose they have to justify their exalted positions.

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