The Wiltshire Tourist Authority today issued an apology for the poor quality of this year’s crop circles.

“We are very sorry that standards have slipped so disastrously” said Head of Marketing Peter Bread, “and we realise how worried all the businesses that rely on circles must be. We have had a word with those responsible and have warned them that things must improve if the contract with them next year is to be renewed”.

The row is believed to have come to a head following the appearance of this circle next to Silbury Hill. Lyn Zoon, a spokesblob for the fourth dimension Aliens currently supplying Wiltshire admitted that standards had slipped recently and blamed “staffing difficulties and the cost of diesel”.