My questions are:
Why will fencing 80m of the 260m boundary prevent rabbits entering the site?
When the main reservoir of rabbits seems to be to the south not the north, why is a fence being proposed to the north?
Do the parish council know they cannot remove a hedge without permission from the county council (1997 Hedgerow regulations)?
Will any nesting birds be disturbed by grubbing up the hedge, contrary to the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act?
What other steps have the council taken to minimise the disturbance to existing wildlife (other than rabbits)?
Why did the council press on with this without seeking any consultation with plot holders about this?
Is putting up this secure, rabbit-proof fence really a good use of public funds?
Will funds to replant the hedge next year really still be available?
When the job is done and the money spent, if we still get rabbits on the allotment site who's head will roll?
I would like to see the back of the rabbits. I would like to see the hedge improved, especially elder replaced with, say, hawthorn. I'm just not sure that the upheaval of grubbing out a hedge in the spring, the nesting season, replacing it with a fence and hoping a new hedge gets planted next year is the right way forward.