AONB DiscussionUpdated: July 18th, 2023Created: November 1st, 2021
See comment 1 for updates
August 2nd Here isconfirmation of the grantmentioned below.
July 23rd There isa guide to applying for the grantmentioned below.
May 12th Not to ignore that I put a day aside and ~~ AONB Invasive Plants meeting:
Apart from the 'Introducer' a 'waste' of time. the young blue guy waffling, Valerie didn't really have enough time but clarified that as this is a top to bottom approach it requires funding to get people to find the plants and then remove them.
My waste of time is another's resource :)
Heard about the Skunk Cabbage
Prompted by an update from Natural England via Hugh Tyler I've arranged a discussion with the AONB office at Drakewalls' office for pm on 18th November.
UPDATE: The meeting was uneventful and will edit this post when more entertaining and useful things have been accomplished.
Apparently they have taken over the control of invasive plants for the area.
So I will present them with a few issues that may be of interest to them
Total area of ELF trust is 39.6 Acres
Invasive plants: 1.1Km river front, bund and drains. Adjacent field, Altogether 23 acres.
- Allowing reclamation of 18 acres of wetland, though there are issues.
- Managing 1.1Km of river bund :~ problems
- Managing 4Km stone walls :~ not being done
- Allowing 26 acres to return to wild habitat. Woodland, wetland: Currently 39acres
- Allow a max of 13 acres or 1/3 per person
- No domestication of animals.
- No input of composting and soil enhancers.
- No money income : No funding
Charity: Purpose >Site to test increasing ecological use of resources.
Registered with Inland Revenue not Charity Commission as no financial aspect.
Trees growLets consider planting trees for human and others' benefits
Do you administer or do you p-lant or do you - om
If you get paid to listen you are unlikely to agree as there is nothing else to hear.
If you agree then you can stop the admin and plant trees
If you really hear\what I am saying om
The circle and spheres
Application for grant denied but offer of £400 ~ Received September 28th
Text of separate email:
Regarding this year’s work, I have spoken to the steering group for the giant hogweed control programme and, as a small gesture, we’d like to offer you a once off award of £400 for the hard work you did, controlling invasives this year