Monthly Archives: July 2020

Farewell to Dehradun

For the last five months I have enjoyed gigs from Dehradun, India Continue reading

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Defra’s omissions

Last week George Eustice made a speech before the summer break about nature recovery, but he failed to mention public access and enjoyment which must go with such recovery. Continue reading

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Commons cave-in

Thirty years ago the Conservative government broke its manifesto pledge to legislate on the basis of the Common Land Forum’s agreement for common land. Continue reading

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Curlews not concrete

Residents and conservationists are protesting at plans to develop Waterstock golf course, Oxfordshire, for an industrial estate, next t a curlew breeding site. Continue reading

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A year late for kite celebrations

The reintroduction of red kites in England is a success story, but the 30th anniversary was last year not this. Continue reading

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A helpful act for paths

Today, 13 July, is the 30th anniversary of royal assent for the Rights of Way Act 1990 which clarified and strengthened the law on ploughing and cropping of public paths. Continue reading

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Stonemason supreme

The late Trevor Proudfoot would have been 66 on 10 July. Here is a tribute to a special friend. Continue reading

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Regatta rows

Thirty years ago I marched through the tent at Henley Regatta which was blocking the public footpath. Continue reading

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Green islands in immense sands

A year ago today, 6 July 2019, I made a brief visit to the Lomas Jatosisa, about 40 kilometres south-east of Lima in Peru.  The lomas is an invaluable ecosystem, found only in Peru and Chile.  It is created by … Continue reading

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Verba renovata

Thanks to the Chiltern Society, the welcoming sign on my gate has been renewed. Continue reading

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