Just near where we live in Eastbourne there are two very busy roads, a copse of bushes and trees with a five acre field in the middle of the triangle.
The council have had unauthorised occupation of green open spaces in the past and probably felt that this five acre field was vulnerable to being occupied by motorised vehicles again without permission.
It was in the early part of this year that we saw JCB diggers making earth mounds about a metre high along the whole length of the two long sides of the field.
The answer to why they were left bare for many weeks became apparent about a month ago when a wonderful display of wild flowers appeared on the mounds, there had clearly been a vast amount of wild flower seeds in the earth at the time of the mound construction. The roots of the plants will hopefully stabilise the earth bank.
I think you will agree that what they have created is better than concrete blocks, wooden stakes or any other unsightly obstruction.
|I put this photo in for a bit of "spot the difference" fun from the photo above, there is 1 large obvious one|