16th May 2008
I have just, 11:06, called Plymouth County Court and have been told the papers are still with the Judge.
24th May 01:18 Just remembered a letter and got it before it was devoured by the snails. From yesterday I have been asked to 'discuss the possibility of the above case being dealt with by way of mediation'.
I have emailed to say I am looking forward to hear how this may be achieved. Full text of email.
27th May 11:14
I have just received a letter from the Small Claims section of the County Court, saying that District Judge Tromans considers the case suitable for mediation. Letter will be transcribed to main website. -:- 11:19 Called Tanya Johnson (01392 415513) as the court suggested. She wasn't available so I left a message reminding her that I sent an email a few days ago. 17:53 Have emailed her again.
29th May 10:45
Tanya called and a mediation over the phone is on the cards for 1st July between 2 and 3pm. I have since been informed that the Townsend's want a face to face meeting with the counsellor. -:- 22:42 I'm not sure if I will ask for my part to be over the phone. Will email with other queries.
18th June Tanya called today to say that she had received my authorisation for the mediation and that the Townsend's have now asked for it to be a telephone mediation.
Mediation took place as scheduled today. See mediation.htm
On 16th July I managed to salvage, form the snails, the latest court notification that the hearing proper will be at 14:30 on 30th September.
Sent a letter to May Gurney on 31st July asking for a quote to disconnect the Townsend's extension and have just called (01726 885300) to say I have no reply yet.
Well I was a bit slow on the uptake here. I wondered why the Capsicums leaves were distorting, why the cucumbers plants were not growing well. Well its the thousands of greenfly. Bugger! Never seen a single one before, so where did they come from???
Haven't dome anything about this yet largely as I'm not sure what to do. I can't see much option but to brush them off or spray them with soap. No doubt many will die. Does it affect my view of being vegan, ahimsa, and Jain principles, well yes and no. If I chose to eat then I either only eat what they don't want or I kill them rather than have someone else do it via commercially. Maybe its a choice of food, or rather that where there is a choice avoid the killing.
Have designed to curtail the weed this year, in five defined areas.
- Site 1: The 'Far Field boundary' between the higher and lower parts that in roughly defined by the lower field's eastern drainage channel.
- Site 2: The areas A to H that are being cleared of Giant Hogweed
- Site 3: The top and just 'East of Bund' to the boat, to stop spread to marsh to the west.
- Site 4: 'West of Bund' west of the bund, some 20metres wide, that has for years been cleared.
- Site 5: The new extended growth covering an acre in the East of the Marsh, just west of the above.
3rd June 12:08
Have just sent Hugh Tyler of Natural England and email linking to and containing the map and details, which are now on the ELF website.
What could be done is all the rest of the marsh to ensure it is not spreading
What isn't being done is the mass on the lower fields north of the boat including the bunds adjacent the river.
Two were removed from Site A on 18th May. Lost exact details of those removed from Site EoB