L-R: Tony Baker, RSPB Ribble Sites Manager; David Borrow MP; Iain Winstanley, Environment Agency.
Thought it might be interesting to include this on the blog - extract from Hansard, in which David Borrow MP gets the Prime Ministerial seal of approval for the new reserve on Hesketh Outmarsh.
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Thanks to the Village Visiter newspaper for forwarding the press release and pic from David Borrow.
"From the Office of David Borrow MP, South Ribble Constituency:
David Borrow asked the PM, during Prime MinisterÃ¢ÂÂs Question Time, to join him in congratulating the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) after they purchased 170 hectares of land at Hesketh Outmarsh.
Taken from Hansard:
PMQs 31 January 2007
Mr. David S. Borrow (South Ribble) (Lab): Last year the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds purchased 170 hectares of land at Hesketh Outmarsh in the Ribble estuary in my constituencyÃ¢ÂÂland that was rescued from the sea 20 years ago. In a few monthsÃ¢ÂÂ time, breaches will be made in the sea wall to allow that land to return to salt marsh, which will allow a nature reserve to develop. More importantly, it will ensure that the coast of Lancashire is protected from flooding as a result of climate change. Will my right hon.Friend congratulate the RSPB on that initiative?
The Prime Minister: I do congratulate the RSPB, and I want to point out that some of the ÃÂ£2.5 million being devoted to the project comes from the Environment Agency. The project will be a major advance for the local environment and habitat, and it underlines the importance of having an environment policy that is about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our natural environment in the proper way."
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies.....