Thanks to all who responded to my request for help with an off-topic problem.
In a truly British way the problem has become a cause - reflecting the spirit of WW2. All strata of society have melded into a fighting group to save our small, rural, local community from an environmental disaster.In the space of a week meetings have been held in dwellings large & small. Age, class & disability barriers have disappeared: new talents skills & abilities are being celebrated. old enmities have been put aside.
Truly a small miracle.