Monthly Archives: September 2012

Update: Kilvey Hill Inquiry and support for objectors

On April 21st, I wrote a post about Kilvey Hill, Swansea.  Unusually, local residents had opposed a creation order for footpaths.  Once objections were understood, Open Spaces Society supported the objectors.  Many restricted byways were omitted from the orders, threatening … Continue reading

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Ducklings and scones

What could be better on a Friday afternoon than answering a call for help to collect some female ducklings from somewhere “near Abergavenny”.  Our friends had hatched Indian Runner ducklings and got too many males.  Luckily, instead of the pot, … Continue reading

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Inspecting footpaths: a rail crossing extinguishment Order near Brynna FP 38

Open Spaces Society’s Local Correspondents are sent all Orders made on rights of way, and this is my first rail crossing order.  It is to extinguish a short footpath of over 70 metres which crosses the main Cardiff-Swansea railway line … Continue reading

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Inspecting footpaths: diversion order for FP 9 in Porth

Last July, I visited Porth to see a proposed diversion of a footpath and comment on behalf of Open Spaces Society.  The “footpath” was in a sorry state, totally blocked where it crossed a former car sales place between the … Continue reading

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Tredegar house and park, Newport

“Why don’t we meet in Newport?” Kath emailed.  “Somewhere green,” wrote Linda.  And I suggested Tredegar House and park as being easy to reach from the station, and it turned out well.  First though, finding the bus was a pain … Continue reading

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What is going on around Eglwysilan Common?

It was a first for me: farmers unwilling to walk up a track on a common for fear of being threatened.  But that happened on a visit to see some very odd things being done on Eglwysilan Common following a … Continue reading

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Sloworms at Blaencwm Village Green

A Blaencwm resident has sent me this lovely photo of sloworms on the Village Green. Open Spaces Society have objected to the offer of exchange land (see July 20th entry), as did local councillor Geraint Davies, and there has been … Continue reading

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