Destruction of a habitat

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Who pays? We do.

Council expenditure is at best obscure, some would say obfuscated. There is no easy way of finding out how our money is spent and whether it represents value or even necessity. Public money, spent on our behalf, should be open… Continue Reading →

Margaret Cartwright – Ode to a Pasture

Margaret Cartwright was a long-time resident of a property adjoining the field we now know as the Tufa Field. She witnessed the progression of the field from dairy pasture to horse paddock to the re-wilded state we see today, and… Continue Reading →

The Tufa Field Diary – 08/01/24

In a new year, we once again anticipate that this will be the final winter for the Tufa Field. With notional planning applications shortly, the schedule is to start construction work in the Spring of 2024. The hydrogeological survey work… Continue Reading →

Tufa Field Diary – Week 4/9/2023

Monday 4th Sep 2023: Drilling continues in the field on a hot day. Sadly, not all of our animals survived the process. We don’t know why this Fawn died, perhaps it was too scared to move, perhaps it died of… Continue Reading →

Tufa Field Diary : Week 28/08/23

Following the Bank Holiday Weekend and the hiatus in the aftermath of the accident, work has recommenced. Tuesday 29th August 2023: Hole-boring has started in the middle of the field. Rubber trackway has been brought in, presumably to mitigate damage… Continue Reading →

Tufa Field Diary: Week 21/08/23

Following the recent accident, there was a report on the Bath LIve website, which then spawned a further news piece and wider comment. This week, commencing the 21st August should see the restart of the work following removal of the… Continue Reading →

Accident at the Tufa Field

Today, 10th August 2023 there was an unfortunate incident at the Tufa Field. While unloading temporary trackway at the entrance to the lane, the telehoist lifting trackway sections overturned with the driver inside.   The 30 year old driver from… Continue Reading →

The Destruction begins.

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Today,  7th August 2023 saw the start of the destruction of the Tufa Field. Contractors engaged by Bath and North East Somerset Council once again used high power brush cutters and  industrial mowers to cut down the nettle beds, despite… Continue Reading →

BANES confirms plans to develop the Tufa Field

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At a  meeting with residents  on the 2nd March 2023 the Liberal Democrat led Bath and North-East Somerset Council confirmed its plans to develop the Tufa Field as a sheltered housing site. Contracts have been let for the development phase,… Continue Reading →

Statement to Council

This is the statement made to Bath and North-East Somerset Council at the Special Council Meeting of 19th January 2023. ” I’d like to raise the question of urban green spaces and start by illustrating my point using the example… Continue Reading →

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