Tag Archives: River Stour

RIVER CLEAN UP

The Trust for Conservation Volunteers are arranging a river clean up next Wednesday 22nd April. Anyone who’s interested can meet the organisers on the bridge in Wye at 9.45 am where they will be equipped with litter-pickers and bin-bags. This … Continue reading

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CLEANING UP THE RIVER STOUR

Last week Barrie Neaves from the Environment Agency visited the village to discuss the river with myself and Councillor John Mansfield and Richard Blackford from the Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity. The aim on my part was to discuss … 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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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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LEISURE: COMMUNITY BATHING POOL, TWYFORD, HANTS

Twyford Parish Council have facilitated swimming for members of their community in the River Itchen by installing a set of steps leading down into the river. During the summer it’s become a popular bathing spot. (Picture: Rob Fryer) Do we … Continue reading

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