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They should have read my blog!

Last month (3 November) I deplored the failure of Natural England (NE) to provide a board member to participate in the appointment of a new chief executive officer for the Peak District National Park Authority. 390 more words

National Parks

Dormouse license!

After four years of volunteering at box checks, scrambling over and under fallen trees, battling holly and brambles, and being stung by nettles and bees, I now have my dormouse license! 551 more words


Planting the East Park at Compton Verney

Planting is continuing this winter season in the East Park at Compton Verney, with support as always from Natural England under a countryside stewardship agreement. We’ve also thankfully gained additional financial support from Mercers’. 336 more words

Grounds Team Updates

Lodge Hill latest: Housing Minister Lewis ruins Christmas for Medway Planning Committee members

The battle of Lodge Hill has gone a bit quiet since the Rochester and Strood byelection, when all the candidates except Labour were clamouring to be seen as the one true defender of Lodge Hill, despite the fact that both UKIP and Tory candidates had previously supported its development. 892 more words

Lodge Hill

Somerset Levels Update: Reflections on Flooding

It’s not just “You forgot the birds” who have been attacking RSPB recently.

Earlier this year, they were blamed by a number of people, for causing the flooding in the Somerset Levels and Moors. 1,109 more words

Pylons to be Taken Down and Power Lines Buried in England and Wales

As part of reversing poor planning decisions by National Grid in erecting unsightly pylons (towers) in scenic locations in England and Wales, the energy regulator Ofgem is setting aside £500 million to bury high voltage cables, or screen them, or reroute them away from beauty spots. 334 more words

Bury Power Lines

There are deer on the Isle of Wight!

There are deer on the Isle of Wight!

As a lifelong Isle of Wight resident I first encountered wild deer here around 20 years ago. I sought to discover the local history of these fascinating creatures and their role in our woodland ecosystems. 731 more words