Pensioner seeks major action on badger damage

WSG july 16 SUS-140714-200325001
WSG july 16 SUS-140714-200325001
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A badgered householder is considering organising a protest group against the damage caused by 
unwanted intuders.

In the latest tale of badger woe from Leighton, Ron Davis of Chamberlains Gardens has told the LBO how his garden and those of his neighbours have been ruined by the night-time visitors.

He said: “We have been plagued with them for several years, and have tried various schemes to try to block them out.”

Mr Davis believes there is a large badger sett to the rear of his street and has contacted the licensing unit of Wildlife Trust and been sent information.

He said: “They got some good ideas and they suggested I contact the Badger Trust to see what can be done.”

Currently, Central Beds Council has agreed plans for a large building development at Barns Quarry for mor than 900 new homes. If this goes ahead, the badger sett – which is close to the site – may be removed as a matter of course.

If the setts are not removed, then Mr Davis is considering organising a group of ten to 12 residents to take matters further.

He added: “I think there might be some mileage in a group response.”