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Peoples walk for Wildlife: Seething contingent

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Only a week to go before the People's Walk for Wildlife 22.9.18 led by Chris Packham

A Seething contigent will be joining-under our beautiful banner depicting the batty barge tunnel  - at Seething Wells - for those animals, birds, bats, fairies, trifids who want to join us.

Leaving on the train from Norbiton at 11.20 we can meet anywhere en route or under the clock at Waterloo at Noon. Let me know if you are coming so we can wait for you.

Then to Hyde Park Corner where we will find somewhere to park ourselves; some of you will want to see the Infotainment stalls and others will be happy to eat your sandwiches and drink weak tea, while sitting on your folding chairs waiting for the march to reach us.


The March starts at 1pm Reformers Tree and passes via Hyde Park Corner, to Picadilly and then to Whitehall finishing at 2pm.

You don't have to dress up, and just so you know its not just me telling people to dress up  you can
Read more here  I have animal and bird masks I can brin…

New Guidance on bats and lighting

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This long awaited new Guidance replaces the Bat Conservation Trust Guidance 2009 and can be downloaded from here:

https://www.theilp.org.uk/news/ilp-and-bat-con-trust-launch-latest-guide-on-bats-lighting/

Tolworth Area Plan Consultation Response

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Build Higher

Build higher they said,
We need 1300 new homes a year.
But why Tolworth we asked?
Not on land that soaks up the water that keeps your feet dry. Why destroy more green verges to extend the misnamed Greenway?

Build car parks they said,
But not on Metropolitan protected areas,
But perversely the Mayor said ‘go ahead’.
Build road and rail they said,
With slip roads and spurs across the green belt,
We can access more housing land.

We said stop neglect!
Protect hedgerows planted before the Enclosure Acts
with it’s omelette of brown hairstreak eggs.
We already have a railway with its own ‘trip’ freight-
Slow worms glory on its embankment.
Don’t do this on ‘Our Place’ on the apple space.
Not on Richard Jefferies footprints,
Don’t destroy the edgelands.
by Alison Fure

Tolworth Treasure: the Ancient Droves of Tolworth Court Farm

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Harp Trapping Ham Gate Pond Richmond Park

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