Wolves, Housing and Changing Identity

I have just returned from a public meeting during which the future of the local area appeared to be on trial. There seems to be a wave of development proposals on the cards in this part of Essex (I know that everyone in the UK is facing similar scenarios) at the moment and we areContinue reading “Wolves, Housing and Changing Identity”

British Government begins discussions for a 25 year plan for food and farming

Earlier this week the UK Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, Liz Truss, kick started discussions that will begin to work towards a ‘25 year plan for food and farming‘. This is a highly ambitious project and was one of the key food and farming pledges in the Conservative Party’s manifesto. It will bring togetherContinue reading “British Government begins discussions for a 25 year plan for food and farming”

Standing up for Positive Stories and the Benefits of Growing from the Grass Roots

Last Friday I was interviewed by Joe Webster and Ollie Baines of ‘Local Presence‘, a community podcast based in north east Essex which looks to share ‘good news stories’ in the Tendring area. This kind of voluntary initiative is just the sort of thing that communities everywhere would benefit from and it really is aContinue reading “Standing up for Positive Stories and the Benefits of Growing from the Grass Roots”

Creating a New National Park for Britain.

George Monbiot’s new charity ‘Rewilding Britain’ will launch later this year. He is currently looking for the first director to lead it (although interviews are now over, at least as I understand it). His recent article on Scottish land reform, published in the Guardian earlier this week cut to the core of the aims of the rewildingContinue reading “Creating a New National Park for Britain.”