Category Archives: Water

15/10 ENVIRONMENT MEETING

As I mentioned in my last post, I set up a meeting last Tuesday night to discuss possible environmental initiatives in the village. In total 12 people attended – including representatives from the Agricola Club, the Allotments, the Children’s Playing … Continue reading

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LEISURE – REVIEW

At the sustainability exhibition last year I drew attention to a project in Twyford (Hampshire) where the parish council had created a bathing pool (complete with steps!) on the River Itchen (see photo). And, “away from the river,” I wrote, … Continue reading

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UPGRADING THE STOUR

Summertime and thoughts turn to the Stour. My children have swum in it today. And I would love there to be an outdoor bathing pool close to the village similar to that in Twyford. Before we get that far, however, … Continue reading

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WYE WATER

I’ve been trying to work out whether we could set up our own water company in Wye. The idea would be that we’d get permission to sink a few boreholes in the chalk below the Crown, obtain drinking water permits … Continue reading

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A HAT MADE OF WATER

Sometime ago I wrote that the need for water would provide a kerb on development. You can’t build houses, I reasoned, if the residents don’t have enough water to wash the windows. That will put a hat on it I … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR DROUGHT

A recent conference sponsored by Southern Water, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and Hadlow College, was entitled ‘Planning for Drought – Is Kent in Crisis?’ A quick look out the window (still raining) and a trip down … Continue reading

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A LID MADE OF SEWAGE

Yuck… Unpleasant I know but one constraint on future development in this village may be the size of the primary school (see earlier posts). Another may be the size of the sewage works. These works are just across the playing … Continue reading

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