Today, 7th August 2023 saw the start of the destruction of the Tufa Field.
Contractors engaged by Bath and North East Somerset Council once again used high power brush cutters and industrial mowers to cut down the nettle beds, despite it being peak season for Butterfly and Moth breeding. The destruction of the feeding and breeding grounds is heartbreaking in a time of national concern over butterfly numbers.
This is in preparation for a £320,000 geology investigation starting this week. This will involve drilling and digging, work apparently brought forward from November. This would have been much less destructive if carried out then , as previously indicated to local residents. This would have been the Field’s dormant time.