Real or fake?

A lot of people are buying artificial Christmas trees in the belief that it benefits the environment, but environmentalists and energy analysts would beg to disagree. We need only look at a single element of the hundreds of thousands of artificial trees that will be put up and decorated this Christmas: they are all made of plastic.

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The Friends of Southwick Country Park will be running a stall at Hope Nature Centre’s Christmas Market today from 11am to 3pm.

Come and visit us; discover more about the park and the people who look after it.

The Friends of Southwick Country Park
invite you to their

2019 AGM


Wednesday 13 November
at 7.30 pm
in Southwick Village Hall

All welcome

If you cannot attend but have thoughts about the care and management of Southwick Country Park that you would like to raise, please email us at:

Scary fact of the week

An American researcher has concluded that, by 2021, the Amazon rainforest will no longer be able to generate enough rainfall to sustain itself.

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The Lambrok in flood

Clive Knight has sent in his pictures of Lambrok Stream in flood. Take care, particularly if you have children with you; the water is deep and fast-flowing when the stream is this full.

Apple Festival

by David Feather

Its the apple time of the year, when lawn mowing is made difficult by fallen apples, when cider is made and when apple festivals are held.  The Trowbridge Festival is on Saturday 12th October in Trowbridge Park and all are welcome. 

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Today is the autumnal equinox

Equinox means equal night, and today, the 23rd of September, there will be equal amounts of darkness and daylight all over the World.

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