Gone to seed on estate

FURTHER to the letter from J. Timms (County Times, August 4) regarding the infestation of weeds on Knepp Estate, as a former resident and farmer on the estate I am disgusted with the condition of this once beautiful working farmland.

In accordance to the Regulation of Weeds Act 1959, perhaps Mr Burrell will consider what is happening to our once crop producing fields.

In this day and age of rising food prices the ground would be better used to help feed our nation.

M. KEEN

Alicia Avenue, Ashington