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.Continue reading “Real or fake?”
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.
Email from Brian and Chris of Southwick, who are moving house.Continue reading “Thank you Brian and Chris”
The Friends of Southwick Country Park
invite you to their
Wednesday 13 November
at 7.30 pm
in Southwick Village Hall
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.Continue reading
We have just endured a spell of exceptionally wet weather that has been hard work for both people and wildlife.Continue reading “Surviving the floodwaters”
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.
Wiltshire Council is conducting a survey. They want to make it easy for everyone in Wiltshire to influence decisions that will affect their local areas. They are asking you to choose your five priorities from a long list of local issues. Wildlife and biodiversity is half way down the list.Continue reading “Community priorities 2019”
WHSAP has allocated six housing sites in Trowbridge.Continue reading “Planning for our bats”
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.Continue reading
As required by NPPF 2019, WC has made FMMs to WHSAP to include policy statements for the sites at H2.4, H2.5 and H2.6 which take full account of the TBMS and the BoA SAC.What does any of this mean? Click here:
Did you lose a bike in 1987?Did you?
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.Continue reading
More about WHSAP’s Further Main Modifications
On page 20 of the Schedule of Further Main Modifications (which you can find on the WHSAP Examination page, under Consultation Documents), FMM 25 proposes that at the Church Lane site, H2.4:
[t]he Lambrok Stream should be enhanced as a local amenity feature of the site in conjunction with development proposed at Southwick Court and Upper StudleyContinue reading “Local Amenity Feature”
At last! Wiltshire Council has added the requirement that the WHSAP sites bordering Lambrok Stream at Church Lane (H2.4), Upper Studley (H2.5) and Southwick Court (H2.6), should be treated as a single ecological unit.Continue reading “Planning for our water voles”