"At least ten people wanted for hazardous mission. No wages, bitter cold(ish), long hours of semi-darkness, possible danger of nettle rash, safe return not absolutely guaranteed. Honour and recognition, in case of success.
"If you can take part in a bat survey very, very, very early this Saturday morning, please get in touch.
"Why? Because bats have all kinds of statutory protection. And while the NLWA's bat survey somehow found just one lone single solus specimen (maybe they took a brief glance at lunchtime), our preliminary survey found, well, quite a few more flitting about.
"To add some extra teeth to the Alliance's objection, what's needed is a proper survey around the perimeter of the Pinkham Way site, to establish where the critters are nesting. So the more the merrier, please.
"If you can make it in the early, early hours of this Saturday morning, please email ollie(dot)natelson(at)talktalk(dot)net right away, for the full details."