Listen to this - what we have to do now (making robust laws) to keep what is important i.e. our countryside, its habitats and its inhabitants - and this includes humans!
It relates to Wales, but applies to anywhere. There is a very short intro in Welsh but the majority is in English.
If you share Iolo's sentiments, then please consider sharing this link.
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Local, and not-so-local, food and drink will be showcased at Congleton’s Food and Drink Festival this coming Sunday. 10.30 – 4.30 in the town centre (pedestrianised area plus some road closures).
Protect Congleton says the site visit has been cancelled and that there will be a hearing instead. Apparently this is good news.
The Meadow Avenue planning application was rejected and has gone to appeal, so there will be a visit by the inspector on Wed 29th May. If you are able to attend the site visit your presence would be appreciated by the Meadow Avenue Action Group. Visit Protect Congleton's website for more information. Read more [...]
A letter has been sent from the Leader of Cheshire East Council, Michael Jones, for all Cheshire East residents to act on.
(Please see the relevant page of Protect Congleton's website for the link (in the first line) to the letter itself.)
As you can see from the letter, Michael Jones wants everyone to protest in order to send a clear message to the government about so many developers' planning Read more [...]
After much hard work clearing this plot of dull shrubs and old litter, on Saturday 20th April, Congleton Food4Free organised 13 volunteers who got down to planting around 200 plants that are either edible, attractive to bees, or both. Take a look at the pics on Facebook.
Now this plot has winter and early spring flowering plants for earlybees (Viburnum tinus, Berberis darwinii, Jasminum nudiflorum Read more [...]
A seedling swap organised by Congleton Sustainability Group will be held at Astbury Mere Visitor Centre on Sunday 28th April 2pm to 4pm.
Bring any seeds, seedlings, produce or cuttings and spare plants along to swap or donate.
Also the very rare 2012 vintage of Congleton Apple Juice will be on sale – sadly the yields were so poor last autumn that there is unlikely to be much for 2013.
Cheshire East is proposing to close the public toilets in Congleton (at the bus station, market and West Heath - not sure about West St car park) in June, thus killing off the High St shops, market and public events in one fell swoop. Not only the public but many retailers need these loos too. Well done, Cheshire East.
The town council is discussing taking over responsibility, but wants them handed Read more [...]
Well, we’ve lost our High St deli, and apparently although it is being re-opened by the original owners, it will be an eating place rather than a deli. Shame.
From 3pm to 7.30pm, at Congleton Town Hall, you can view plans by Seddon Homes for 230 houses to be built on the fields between the town centre and Lambert's Lane. Protect Congleton's website gives more details and links. Note that no planning application has been made yet - Seddon Homes state they are seeking local reaction, but perhaps they just want to be forewarned of likely objections once they Read more [...]