Destruction of a habitat

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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 →

Hey, Jude

Meet Jude.   It is August 2022. Jude is 8 weeks old. Already, he has witnessed the hottest day ever in the UK. A summer of extreme drought followed in the UK with hosepipe bans and warnings of a dry… Continue Reading →

Summer in the Tufa Field

High summer is the time when plants and insects dominate the Tufa Field. Around the main Tufa flush, sedges and rushes dominate, with grasses adapted for damp conditions also flourishing. The wide expanses of undisturbed nettle beds  create ideal butterfly… Continue Reading →

Pond Life

Garden ponds and water form an important link in the Tufa Field. Amphibians in particular need wet grass to move around. It’s perhaps not so well known that many amphibians spend more time out of the water than in, usually… Continue Reading →

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