“Blundering council worker mows a wildlife meadow at [EDDC HQ] centre of Sir David Attenborough’s Big Butterfly Count”

Owl says: Just one question: many senior officers occupy rooms facing the wildflower meadow. Did not one of them stop and wonder what the man was doing?

Red-faced council bosses have apologised after a blundering worker mowed flat a wildflower meadow being monitored for David Attenborough’s Big Butterfly Count.

East Devon District Council said sorry after an employee on a sit-on mower turned the valued site into a desert at The Knowle in Sidmouth.

The worker was tasked with cutting a pathway from the car parks for people to walk down to the town. Instead he cut the whole nine acres. …”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6011839/Blundering-council-worker-flattens-Big-Butterfly-Count-meadow.html

3 thoughts on ““Blundering council worker mows a wildlife meadow at [EDDC HQ] centre of Sir David Attenborough’s Big Butterfly Count”

  1. Ed Dolphin is being interviewed by ITV in the ex-flower meadow tonight – for ITV SW at 5.45?

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  2. The man with the finest view from the rear of the Knowle HQ is Chief Executive, Mark Williams, the custodian of a public asset he has flogged on for an offshore company to make at least £12 million profit while saddling council tax payers with about the same in debt for his new Honiton HQ.

    Butterflies? He couldn’t care less. Snakes in the grass are more his thing.

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  3. Sort of says it all about the senior team within this wretched Council. They seem pretty good at letting things under their watch be destroyed. Well done EDDC

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