Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.
Animals under threat in Brighton gardens
7:10pm Tuesday 13th November 2012 in News
A shopkeeper has accused council officials of endangering animals by cutting back bushes.
Mike Dalley, the owner of Cardome card shop in St James’s Street, said a family of rabbits was |living in bushes in New Steine Gardens.
But yesterday morning (November 12) council workers began cutting the foliage, putting them at risk, he believes.
He said: “We have lots of flora and fauna there.
“They just did it out of the blue.”
He added hedges were normally cut in thirds on a three-year cycle to ensure habitat is retained.
Mr Dalley said he had been told the hedges were too tall and needed to be cut on health and safety grounds.
He added: “It is such drastic action they have taken.”
See the latest news headlines from The Argus:
- Travel Watch Live
- Man seriously injured in Shoreham machete attack
- Sussex pub criticised over sign appearing to mock Glagow helicopter tragedy
- University of Sussex students have suspension lifted after campaign
- West Preston man first to be named under new drug-driving campaign
Comments are closed on this article.