Gone the signing birds. Gone the short woodland walk. Gone the woodland. Local residents looked on in horror as the wonderful woodland to the north of Oldway Mansion was destroyed by diggers and chain saws. It's still going on today when this picture was taken. Quite why so much of the little woodland had to go when the planned development is one block retirement flats next to the supermarket is at the moment a mystery. Perhaps another development is lurking just around the corner. The remaining trees are now surrounded by a ring of steel fencing giving the area the feel of a Guantanamo Bay style detention camp. Some say that trees have an energy and are aware. That may well be the case because the remaing trees look decidedly worried this morning.