Friday, 21 July 2017

Nocton campaign - still mentioned

Factory farming

Our vigorous campaign against an 8,000 cow factory farm in Nocton still gets a mention in a Guardian article this week.

Campaign Against Factory Farming Operations - banner

For those residents who were not living in Nocton at the time, I have selected a number of old blog entries from the period of our campaign to give you an idea of what was originally planned for Nocton Heath:
  1. How did the Nocton Dairy project come about?
  2. Lobbying our Parish Council
  3. Facts and figures
  4. Nocton breathes sigh of relief
  5. CAFFO reunion
Nice to know all the exhausting campaigning is now in the past... and that we have a new long-term landowner for Nocton Estate in Beeswax Dyson Farming Ltd, caring for our local environment.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Parish Council - notes of last meeting

Draft Minutes - 11th July 2017

Following my earlier correspondence and comment about publishing the Draft Minutes/Notes of Meetings timeously, I am pleased to report these were published on the Parish Council website on Wednesday 20th July (a copy of which can be viewed here).

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Parish Council - extraordinary meeting

Village Hall Rebuild and School Trees

The Agenda for the Extra-Ordinary Meeting due to be held on 27th July 2017 has now been published on the Parish Council website.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Beeswax Dyson Farming - relief road

New kerbing

I refer to my last report in June about the major improvements taking place on Nocton Estate.

The installation of the kerbing for the new relief road is now underway using slip form construction techniques.

Construction of poured kerbing
If you wish to see how this work is carried out, various videos can be viewed on YouTube. This is an example of a Power Curber in action.

Additional note
I have since come across the Facebook page for the contractors carrying out this work and there are photos and a video you may be interested in.