Last night, the petition against the growing practice of netting hedges and trees to prevent birds nesting passed 200,000 signatures. It is still growing. Campaigners are to meet to protest against the hedge netting at Rocks Green at 11am on Sunday 14 April, SY8 2DS. More than 6,000 people have joined the Facebook group, Nesting not Netting! Ecologists and the RSPB have issued a new statement advising against netting and, should it be deemed necessary, for inspections every three hours. I have written to Ludlow’s MP Philip Dunne asking him to act and attend the forthcoming debate in parliament.