Positive Feedback Received Regarding Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons

Targetfollow were pleased to receive positive feedback from a former resident of Tunbridge Wells who highlighted the positive change that has been observed since their ownership of the Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons and Steve Budden’s tenure as Commons Warden.

Commenting on the work of Steve Budden, Mr. Dicker says “I have always been very excited with what you have been doing on The Common over the years. I had a house opposite The Common at 82 Mount Ephraim from the mid 70’s to the late 90’s and was constantly dismayed by the gradual deterioration of The Common over those years which was made worse by the 87 Storm – not to be cleared until you came along around 2005.

You have turned The Common back to an inspirational place to be and continue to do great things – most noticeable is that you have done this in sympathy with the needs of wildlife in mind – this was made evident to me and my 9 year old son when we parked in The Cricket Ground Car Park last Thursday in preparation for a walk – I was just getting my camera from my car when my son said look dad – I put my camera back (mistake) and went to look – there maybe just 5 feet away looking at us straight in the face was a Weasel – it checked us out for about 30 seconds and then casually went to ground.

This was the first time in my life that I have been that close to a Weasel and we were both astonished to see one so close to civilisation – the people of Tunbridge Wells need to be eternally grateful for what you have done and continue to do.”

This is testament to the hard work that Steve Budden puts into maintaining and improving the Commons under the ownership and management of Targetfollow and the Tunbridge Wells Commons Conservators.