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Tag Archives: Dorset
Dorset Chalk downland damage: Natural England respond.
Following yesterday’s story about the damage to chalk downland in Dorset, I’ve been contacted by Natural England and I thought it would be useful to let you know what they have said. I approached the EIA … Continue reading
Posted in chalk downland, farming, grasslands Tagged chalk downland, Dorset, farming, intensification 5 Comments
Dorset chalk downland site sprayed with herbicide and re-seeded for farming.
It seems almost inconceivable that 20 years has passed since a Chalk Downland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) was ploughed up in Sussex. The Offham Down case became a minor cause celebre during the election campaign of 1997 which … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, Downland, EIA, farm subsidies, Natural England Tagged Adonis Blue, chalk downland, damage, Dorset, EIA, Entry Level Scheme, Herbicide, Natural England 13 Comments
Oliver Letwin reveals enthusiasm for natural flood management
Oliver Letwin is our local MP here in West Dorset. I’ve met him a few times, to talk about different environmental issues. He’s friendly, fiercely intelligent; and loves a good argument. I don’t agree with his politics at all, but … Continue reading
Posted in flooding, George Monbiot, Oliver Letwin Tagged Dorset, flooding, George Monbiot, Maize, Oliver Letwin 5 Comments
Badger Cull Circus comes to Dorset
The badger cull circus is coming to town – well to Dorset anyway. This was the announcement, a not entirely unexpected one, which was dribbled out on the friday before the bank holiday weekend. A piece of news management? It … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, badgers, bovine TB Tagged badgers, bovine TB, Dorset 5 Comments
Back again – briefly
After a fantastic trip to the Burren in the west of Ireland last week, and a quiet bank holiday weekend, I am now heading off again to help my mum move from London to Dorset. It’ll be a huge upheaval … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Burren, Dorset, England, Ireland, London, Recreation, Travel and Tourism 1 Comment