Whilst sympathising with Lynn Model Flying Club losing their site at Roydon Common, I am rather disappointed that Sir Henry Bellingham MP chose to get involved and seemed to imply that Norfolk Wildlife Trust, as owners of the land, were rather harsh in their decision not to renew the club’s lease.
He was quoted as saying it was a very small piece of land in a vast area.
What he failed to point out was that these models are getting bigger all the time, some with six feet wing spans and an ever-increasing range that takes them over grazing livestock of wild horses, cattle and sheep as well as many walkers enjoying the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place. These models frequently crash land and could probably cause serious injury if any one or any animal was unfortunate to be struck.
The NWT do a fantastic job in their conservation efforts to preserve wildlife for all to enjoy and Roydon simply isn’t suitable for such a club but I do hope they find a new site very soon.
Ed Brownbill, South Wootton