"Anyone heard from our MP?
Sir, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read Hilary van de Watering's letter (Trust to create 1,000 allotments - Weekly News, February 25).
Does she seriously believe that the creation by the National Trust of 1,000 allotments - some of them with "managers" - will in any sense compensate the country for the lost food production from up to 14,000 acres of our finest Fen farmland?
Cornelius Vermuyden must be turning in his grave because of what is going on in our area and of Ms van de Watering's musings.
Ms van de Watering also mentions me in the context of more flies in the Fens following the trust's Wicken Vision being implemented. It is true that the trust has admitted, almost jokingly, that we will get more flies but I have to say that those most affected - the residents of the ancient Fen-edge settlements of Wicken, Upware, Burwell, Reach, Swaffham Prior, Swaffham Bulbeck, Lode & Longmeadow, Bottisham, Stow cum Quy, Fen Ditton, Horningsea and Waterbeach - are much more concerned about a further influx of mosquitoes.
Maybe Ms van de Watering doesn't hear, see or feel many of these pests in Ely's St. Mary's Street and isn't too concerned about them. Others are.
Independent Parliamentary Candidate
for South East Cambridgeshire