Category Archives: Environmental Concerns

Sustainablity issues and lower impact living stuff.

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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Seeking lunch and a sink hole

We went out into a wet Wednesday to bus to Caswell Bay and walk a bit to Bishopston for lunch at the home of Swansea Brewing Company, the Joiners. It started raining again as we approached the pub, and as … Continue reading

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A Low Weald walk – bluebells and mud.

4th May met Steve at the station and trained it to Burgess Hill, a little north of the Chalk hills and in the clay vale.  We foolishly thought a week of dry weather would make the footpaths easy to walk, but … Continue reading

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