Letter: How will public benefit from Raincliffe Wood enterprise?

Public will benefit from new Raincliffe Wood project.
Public will benefit from new Raincliffe Wood project.
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If ‘reassurance’ is being sought about the future of Raincliffe Woods, Row Brow and Forge Valley, there is cold comfort in last week’s Scarborough News - ‘New project set to launch in Raincliffe Wood’ article.

‘New’ in the headline being the operative word, considering after the duration of four years all there is to show for the existence of this appalling experiment in so-called ‘community enterprise’ is a disgusting mess!

Claims for some theoretical benefit to community and conservation/restoration require an extraordinary stretch of the imagination.

The biggest leap of faith is to see the recent acts as ‘woodland restoration work’.

Do they really consider the public foolish enough to be convinced by this community relations manoeuvre in order to justify the destruction of a treasured public amenity!

Jayne Anne Strutt

Scalby Road

Scarborough