This week on election day as the polling stations were preparing to close their doors, seal the ballot boxes and sending the to the count a small group of dedicated campaigners gathered outside the count location in Southend-on-Sea to raise continued awareness of the campaign to #SaveSouthendA&E Continue reading As the polling stations closed
While on a recent break away and looking for places to visit I had a request from my daughter to visit a place she had learnt about in GCSE Geography. Always keen to encourage continued learning, I agreed and we set of for a place called Malham Cove, but it is not a cove on the coast, this cove is in the middle of the country some distance from any coastline! Continue reading A cove inland?
The hare is easy to distinguish from a rabbit; the hare is larger than a rabbit with proportionally longer back legs than a rabbit. Its ears are noticeably longer and have a black tip.
Companies state that UCG is not fracking, is this an atempt to make it sound safe and promote it as a method of energy extraction?
Don’t let the smoke and mirrors cloud the true perception, don’t believe the myths. Extracting gas by means of Underground Coal Gasiﬁcation (UCG) is a highly polluting extraction process which around the world has been largely unsuccessful with disastrous consequences. Continue reading Smoke and mirrors of extreme energy extraction
Last night saw well in excess of 100 concerned members of the public, local councillors, electoral candidates form most parties (although there was a distinct lack of blue), the old and the young gathered for a meeting organised by the Save Southend A&E action group. Continue reading Still Saving Southend A&E
What more could demonstrate the un-stability of the nuclear industry than the events that took place this week at Hanford, Washington USA. News sources reported how a tunnel in the nuclear finishing plant collapsed.
The tunnel, part of a plutonium and uranium extraction facility (PUREX) reportedly contained highly contaminated materials including nuclear waste trains that are used to transport radioactive fuel rods. As radioactive material is difficult to dispose of, it is common practice to burry it under the ground. Continue reading Nuclear power threat continues
A Sunday afternoon spring walk along the pier was complemented by a relaxing glass of wine on the decking outside the pavilion building. While sat there taking in the sunshine, sea air and general atmosphere I spotted an unusual winged visitor hoping amongst the tables with the pigeons. Continue reading Turnstones on the pier
Over the weekend I took the opportunity to explore two sections of the Thames Estuary Pathway, passing through an industrial and settled beautiful landscape with a wealth of Green Heritage – history and biodiversity.
Update from BANNG Meeting 25.04.2017 – Bradwell/Nuclear Power.
By 2030 the UK wants have 16GW capacity from nuclear power – double what we have now to provide 40% of required output. Of the new sites identified as suitable the first is Hinckley point C which it was estimated could cost £25BILLION although some reports put this closer to £37BILLION.
The demonstration #ournhs a few weeks back caught the attention of many; but poor media coverage limits the time memories stay or even who is reached. Complacency and lack of awareness are dangerous and should be feared – in a similar vein to the warning in Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’
This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both,
and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy,
for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the
writing be erased. Continue reading #SaveSouthend #SaveTheNhs