Dredging 'own goal' by Dr Hoskin
12:50pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Letters
Excellent letter from Graham Hall last week on the anti-dredging road show by Dr Miles Hoskin, and congratulations to the Packet for highlighting this issue.
And what an own goal by Dr Hoskin! At last we were able to hear his arguments in detail and knock them down like nine pins.
If people oppose dredging because of anti-capitalistic views about private sector heavy industry employers, or because it will encourage the Cruise Liner industry, I wish they would be honest and debate the issue at that level.
Then we can have a proper debate not one based on “What is more important? The temporary welfare of tube worms living in dead maerl while it is temporarily displaced or the long term welfare of the people of this town?”
I grew up in Camborne-Redruth, thriving prosperous communities in those days living on the back of Holmans and South Crofty, The demise of those large employers tore the heart out of those towns, to the extent that large sections of that community now have to get by on subsistence level benefits income. There's a warning there for Falmouth, those that don’t learn from history die from it.