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Mushroom Farm Survival

September 10, 2003 12:00 AM
Sylvia Oiller and Mrs Smeed of the Mushroom Farm

Sylvia Oiller with Sandra Smeed of Wilson's Nursery

A Brookland Mushroom Farm threatened with closure now faces a brighter future thanks to help from local Lib Dem campaigners Peter Carroll and Sylvia Oiller. The farm, Wilsons Nursery on the aptly named Narrowbush Lane, was unable to get deliveries or collections by lorry in recent weeks. The lanes leading from the main road to the farm had been made so narrow by over hanging trees that lorries could not get through without damaging themselves. Peter and Sylvia approached Shepway District Council who have now responded with a plan to severely cut back the trees.

Sylvia Oiller said, 'The Marsh needs businesses that are in keeping with its agricultural heritage. It would have been devastating for the area if this important business had been forced to close.'

Peter Carroll said, 'I am delighted that the Council has reacted so quickly to our plea for help. Businesses have enough problems to cope with without these sort of local problems'.