10 May 2002

IN THE CSS FROM START

DAVID Ellis, Great Evers-den, Cambs has been in the CSS for nearly 10 years and will shortly be applying for another 10 years. He converted an 8ha (20 acre) strip of arable land alongside a water course on his 100ha (230 acre) farm into grassland, has planted and fenced 700m of hedge and also put 1.2ha (3 acres) of ancient meadowland into the scheme.

Cambs farmer David Ellis has been in the CSS for nearly 10 years.