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This document will soon be plopping onto your doormat. If you live in the conservation area (current or proposed), please review it carefully. Mistakes have already been spotted. Send any that you notice to Trevor so that he can collate them for the Parish Council’s response.
The history of the issue is described here but you will need to respond to the new SDNPA document, not the old MSDC one.
The philosophical little dog that has featured in the margins of the Church Vine and in many of Graham Jeffery’s books over the years now has a book of his own. The Steyning Bookshop (01903 812062) has it on order.
The Tottington Woodlanders recently published their first book. It is both an informative reference guide to the prominent plants to be found in the wood as well as an interesting source of information about relevant plant facts and lore. Particular emphasis has been given to Ancient Woodland Indicator Species (AWIs). These are plants that do not propagate and spread readily, so their presence strongly suggests that a site has been woodland for a very long time. Tottington Wood is recognised as being a Semi-Natural Ancient Woodland.
The book is illustrated throughout with specially commissioned original colour photographs. Each entry in the floral section is laid out in the same way making it easy to quickly identify the plant. Every page gives details of the subject’s habitat, height and flowering season. The trees are addressed separately and dealt with in more detail.
The book is a 66 page professionally bound paperback with a wipe clean cover and can be obtained from Anne Daisy Bellis for £5.00 a copy.
At 7:00pm in Fulking Village Hall on Saturday 11th January
Over pot-luck snacks, join an inter-village consultation on what we can each do individually and together locally to make a practical difference towards reducing our impact on the environment.
To get the ball rolling, we will start by watching a couple of short David Attenborough videos on climate change. Then we’ll open the floor to consultation on what we can do, on the basis of which we will make new resolutions for 2020 and beyond. Bring pencil and paper and practical ideas.
Any ideas or questions please contact Samantha.
Minutes of the meeting: Environmental Impact and Green Resolutions 11th January 2020 [PDF].