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Petitioning Cardiff Council

Save Flat Holm Island


Cardiff Council's budget proposals for 2013/14 it is proposed to “Cease Operation of Flat Holm Island and Consider Options for its Disposal”.

Flat Holm island is a valuable community and educational resource to the People of Cardiff. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Local Nature Reserve and a Special Protection Area, because of the maritime grassland and rare plants such as Rock Sea-Lavender, Wild Leek and Wild Peony. During Spring and Summer the island is also home to a significant breeding colony of Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Historical features on the island include the remains of a cholera hospital and Victorian and WWII gun batteries.

While this will save the Council £150k per year the area will loose:

* An important educational resource to the local schools and community groups.
* Access to important historical features
* Risk loosing important habitat for flora and fauna through lack of habitat management
* A flock of Soay, Welsh Black and Badger Face sheep will have to be re-homed or face being destroyed
* The island will fall into dis-repair
* The local economy will loose out on income generated through tourism and visitors to the island

The council are proposing to cease operation of Flat Holm Island at a time when they planning to increase the spending on Senior Management at the council by £1.1 Million!

Please sign our petition to show the Council that you DO NOT support their proposal to “Cease Operation of Flat Holm Island and Consider Options for its Disposal”.

Thank you

Letter to
Cardiff Council
Save Flat Holm Island

Flat Holm island is a valuable community and educational resource to the People of Cardiff. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Local Nature Reserve and a Special Protection Area, because of the maritime grassland and rare plants such as Rock Sea-Lavender, Wild Leek and Wild Peony. During Spring and Summer the island is also home to a significant breeding colony of Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Historical features on the island include the remains of a cholera hospital and Victorian and WWII gun batteries.

While this will save the Council £150k per year the area will loose:

* An important educational resource to the local schools and community groups.
* Access to important historical features
* Risk loosing important habitat for flora and fauna through lack of habitat management
* A flock of Soay, Welsh Black and Badger Face sheep will have to be re-homed or face being destroyed
* The island will fall into dis-repair
* The local economy will loose out on income generated through tourism and visitors to the island

The council are proposing to cease operation of Flat Holm Island at a time when they planning to increase the spending on Senior Management at the council by £1.1 Million!