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Seething Security part deux

Talcum pommes Kay Galbraith In the continuing saga regarding the security measures at Seething Wells, I  have had a number of approaches from members of the public, wondering why the site has recently become so precious that it warrants 24 hour security. A web search reveals that it could be due to the remnant stocks of talcum powder, which used to be mined at the site. There are a number of references to the white stone of Seething that lay ‘undere the surface of the soil’ by the banks of the River Thames   see  Talcum Powder mine at Seething Wells However others have sent in photos of  commodities upon the land, which may be in serious need of scrumping prevention, such as the large numbers of apples Security Inspector, Kay Galbraith Is this  over zealous security inspector suspicious that his car may not be all that it seems, or could he be listening to Leifi through the medium of Fiat. A prize will be awarded by the year end to the most interesting photo s

September Security

Security Guard at the Filter Beds At last the developers have bestowed some of vast their resources on Seething Wells. Have they cut the chalk grassland and removed the encroaching ash, sycamore and other invasives? Have they painted the railings? Or was it the urgent works to the roof of the Building of Townscape Merit? No instead they have installed a Security Firm. Meanwhile they have produced their Statement of Case. The Hydro case is broader than the case submitted by RBK and includes ecology, heritage, leisure and other issues. A much narrower approach has been taken by the council conceding all the wider issues in the Statement of Common Ground. The council agree there would be no adverse impact on ecology and that the marina would not be detrimental to other river users. In their Statement, Hydro assert that the site is deteriorating and that vegetation is growing in the filter beds..... so they employ security to guard it. September, 2013