Dear Sir Julian,
We are residents of Eastcombe and Bisley who know and love the Toadsmoor Valley, especially the stretch just below Cricketty Mill, which has become a haven of flowers and wildlife. While we have no argument with the good management you are bringing to the fields above the old mill, between Bisley and Nashend, we would be dismayed to see the lower section cleared for sheep-grazing. It has an enchanting quality, a feeling of being away from the hurly-burly of modern life. It is also, we believe, an important place for biodiversity, with orchids and other flowers, bushes and trees where birds nest and many animals and insects find sanctuary. As you will know, it is a favourite walk for locals, dog-walkers and others, and some of us have enjoyed its tranquility since we were children. We ask you, therefore, to let it remain as it is, for us and future generations to enjoy.