Don - Eden Express, Glyphosate Going: Latest 28 Sept 23
The weekly round up for paying subscribers. Bolehill Wood news, update on last week's Inner City Run post, Weedkiller Free Neighbourhoods, local reads, what's on out there and lots more.
Hello subscribers - it’s a good time to explore your favourite woodland when the wind slows, as there’ll be mushrooms and sweet chestnuts popping up or dropping down overnight. I think it’s also time to look for more mysterious places too, like Victorian metal works and ancient rock art, that are a bit more atmospheric and easier to see, now the leaves are browning and falling.
Updates today: Bolehill Wood has been sold to a developer… possibly. Despite raising over £100,000 the owner of the lower half of the wood said to the Friends of Bolehill Wood he’d be accepting another offer, yet to be confirmed. More below.
Terry Howard tells me the triffid-like takeover over a section of his Inner City Round Walk covered in last week’s guest post by Loz Harvey has been reported to the authorities, “several times,” Terry sighs. More in the updated post about the Inner City Round Walk.
Also in this post: use of the wildlife-harming and wild plant-destroying glyphosate weedkiller will be reduced further, there’ll be no free car parking at Christmas, and there’ll be some big improvements for people who legally use pavements.
There’s also a round up of some interesting local reads, and news of a bewildering array of migrant birds swept to Britain from North America. I’ll be including some of Mayor Oliver Coppard’s thoughts about walking, cycling and wheeling in the next Latest for full members on Wednesday (tomorrow) all being well.
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