Monthly Archives: July 2016

We don’t need a Moses but a movement

On the 80th anniversary of the Campaign for National Parks, we need to ensure everyone can enjoy our finest landscapes. Continue reading

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Today my Dad would have been 100

My Dad, Jay Ashbrook, would have been 100 today, 26 July. Continue reading

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Unforgotten field

Remembering sports days more than 50 years ago at Knotty Green cricket club field. Continue reading

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On Plumstone Mountain

Thirty years ago I spoke at a site meeting of Dyfed County Councillors at Plumstone Rocks, to try to persuade them to remove unlawful fencing on the common Continue reading

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What news for the environment?

What has Theresa May done for paths and access? Continue reading

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An unexpected and welcome knowledge of national parks Continue reading

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A successful survey for nightjars at Barossa, Surrey Continue reading

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News from the checkout

Leadsom has lost the vote of the lady in the Henley Waitrose checkout. Continue reading

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Chiffchaffing in vain

A chiffchaff was singing at Princes Risborough car-park, in the same spot at both ends of the day. Continue reading

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Tactical voting

Theresa May is accused of tactical voting; a similar (though far less significant) event occurred in the Ramblers in 1992. Continue reading

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