Category Archives: Environmental Concerns

Sustainablity issues and lower impact living stuff.

What is the word for ‘Hatred of Trees’?

Last year we suffered from what seemed to be intentional stout boot kicking of tree trunks to loosen bark, followed by the removal of bark strips.  The Council responded by wrapping trees with a tough wire mesh.  I thought the … Continue reading

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London trip and UEA reunion

UEA is the University of East Anglia, I was there between 1968 and 1971, amongst the first intake of undergraduates.  The school of Environmental Science was established the year before so this is its 50th anniversary.  Thus the 7 pm … Continue reading

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Stanmer to Keymer – across the Downs.

I got a lift to Stanmer Park with Rowena (she was running, training for the London Marathon) and so quickly was surrounded by fields and woods and dog walkers – of which more later.  Walking up through the woods between … Continue reading

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There goes the neighbourhood.

Two of the last three mature elms lost on the Upper Lewes Road.  OK, so Dutch Elm disease was spotted last year, but the Council’s tree surgeons simply cut off all the boughs leaving the trunk.  The plan was it … Continue reading

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Smaller allotment undergoes big changes

We finally got a new agreement from the Council for a new smaller allotment.  We are keeping the northern end of the old plot, now designated 4B.  In order to get more growing space we are removing two ash trees … Continue reading

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Adur and Downs near Shoreham

Started last Thursday really well with a two and a half mile walk in 40 minutes to meet Peter Powell. We caught a Coastliner bus to Shoreham for coffee and walk.  Went to the Ropetackle for coffee and a sausage roll and … Continue reading

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Brighton’s offshore wind turbine project

In due course we will have 116 big turbines standing in deep water nearly 2 miles offshore, in a long grouping roughly parallel to the coast, spreading west towards Shoreham.  Work had to stop on fixing the support piles into … Continue reading

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