Gower’s Member of Parliament Tonia Antoniazzi has called for environmental protections to be strengthened in a joint event with the National Trust in Rhossili.
The newly-elected Member of Parliament signed Greener UK’s pledge for the environment, promising to fight for a list of environmental measures in Parliament.
Greener UK is a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, of which the National Trust is a member.
The coming Parliamentary term is a critical time for environmental legislation, as the Great Repeal Bill removes European Laws, they will need to be replaced with British laws. This provides both an opportunity and a threat to environmental protection.
“Protecting our environment has never been such a high priority. I’ll be standing up for Gower’s environment in the coming years”.
Ms Antoniazzi said “The Brexit process will mean that all environmental legislation from the European Union will be scrapped. We need to make sure the protections that are in place for Gower remain as they are at a minimum. Protecting our environment has never been such a high priority. I’ll be standing up for Gower’s environment in the coming years.”
“I also look forward to supporting the National Trust’s work in protecting the local environment in Gower, such as their five-year programme at the vile Rhossili.” 
 The National Trust Gower have just started a five-year programme at the vile Rhossili on the medieval field system leading out to Wormshead. This field system has suffered soil loss and compaction over the post war years and many of the medieval boundaries have been lost due to demands of larger agricultural machinery. They have recently taken many of these fields back in-hand and are restoring the soil conditions, and replacing the missing banks with help from the National Trust’s archaeologists’. They have planted extensive arable barley, wheat, linseed with wide buffer zones to enable the arable flowers to flourish. In that short time that they have been restoring the vile, there have already been large increases in bird, mammals and butterflies sightings.