Sutton Poyntz, Dorset | bedfordburrow

Sutton Poytnz is a small Dorset village just off the A353. As you go down the hill and enter  Preston on the A353, the road to Weymouth, it’s easy to miss. But it’s worth stopping off and taking the time to walk through the village.

Enjoy sitting by the village pond. Call in at the Springhead, the village hostelry. Walk down the path that runs behind Sutton Mill. An hour spent strolling will be an hour well spent.

The hills behind the village were occupied during the neolithic and bronze ages, with barrows dating back 4000 years. For the more energetic, outstanding views of the coast are…

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Abbottsbury Station, Dorset | bedfordburrow

Abbottsbury Station was at the end of a branch line running from Weymouth, with the branch junction being at Upwey. The station opened in 1885 and the line finally closed in 1952.

There was a station halt at Coryates and a station at Portisham. The line continued from Portisham and terminated at Abbottsbury.

There was a single platform at Abbottsbury, which is still there. A house and garage have been built on the site of the station yard and platform.

To the east of the station is the old goods shed and the old track-bed forms a public footpath to Portisham, approximately one &…

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Oil company ordered to restore South Downs drilling site – DRILL OR DROP? | bedfordburrow

UK Oil and Gas, the company behind oil drilling projects across southern England, has been ordered to restore a site in the South Downs National Park where no exploration work has been done since 2…

Source: Oil company ordered to restore South Downs drilling site – DRILL OR DROP?

Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP said,

“I’m delighted the South Downs National Park Authority has told UKOG to shut up shop at Markwells Wood once and for all. This is a welcome victory for the Green campaigners, local residents and anyone who cares about protecting our precious national parks.”

“Markwell’s Wood…

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Cluck Off – We Say No To The Chicken ‘Factory Farm’ in Rushden. | bedfordburrow

Jonathan Hornett – Your Green Party Candidate

We are supporting the campaign to stop the intensive poultry plant being built in Rushden.  Bedfordia Farms Ltd plan to build a poultry farm with the capacity for up to 540,000 birds.  They have applied to build 10 poultry buildings and associated infrastructure on land north east of the Westwood AD Plant in Bedford Road.  The American style chicken farm is a factory farm that will have 22 chickens in a 1 square meter cage – 540,000 chickens will suffer these conditions if the proposed  development in Rushden goes ahead.

We believe this…

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Fracking research and report round-up: March 2018 | bedfordburrow


This post collates links to more than 30 studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and contamination risks.

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Esquires, Bedford, Food Drunk is on again – 26th May | bedfordburrow

FoodDrunk is back. Bedford Esquires. May bank holiday.

Last year Bedford’s Street Food and Cider festival was held to  celebrate the Esquire’s 27th birthday.  This year it’s  to celebrate whatever you want. Esquire’s 28th birthday?

last year it was cider. This year it’s gin. Forty gins to be precise. Throw in some amazing bands and artists, mix that with those Roll Your Own Records guys, providing sounds outside and you have an amazing day.

Then there’s food. So much food. And it’s free to get in, 12-30pm – 3-00am, if you can stay the course

The car park becomes a mini food market. Up…

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