Yesterday afternoon some idiots (we think four young male idiots in a blue Renault Megane) started two separate fires on Aylesbere and Hawkerland Commons - SSSI, SPA and SAC. Killing extremely rare wildlife, causing extensive habitat damage and considerable danger to road users (from the smoke) the fire brigade and our wardens. Luckily thanks to the Estate team - especially Paul and Ed - and the fire brigade the fire was brought under control reasonably quickly. It was on the edge of a plantation and it could have been much much worse without the actions of these teams. Well done.
If anyone sees a blue Megane with four young men in it hanging around the heaths then please get the registration number, descriptions and location and call the police or the Estate Office.