Friday, May 9, 2014

Fracking - Harrogate

I was one of the speakers on wednesday at the FOE event in  Harrogate at the Friends Meeting House. This activity is unnecessary, unpleasant, unwanted and being unrolled in an underhand way.. the only benficiaries are the fossil fuel companies and their shareholders.  They will drill and run away, too oily to be prosecuted for the damage they will do to our land and water....we have to stop it before it starts.  The Greens are the only party opposing fracking.  Vote Green May 22

Fracking in East Yorkshire?

This is Beverley Westwood and the Yorkshire Wolds where they are about to
start doing exploratory drilling for oil and gas....Do we want this ?

...and Dinksbumps arrives in York 5th May!

Simon Rigby rode his prototype Dinksbumps from Bath to York in preparation
for the cycle fest to celebrate Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire (early July) -
and cycling in general

The swallows have arrived this week

....North Yorkshire. Swifts too - but they are virtually impossible to
catch on a still photo as they never land (except to whizz into their nests)
They are the high flyers with longer wing spans and very high pitched
voices. They need untidily roofed houses to nest in which are getting fewer
all the time...

RSPB Blacktoft Sands, and Waterways Museum, Goole

What a great day!   I was invited to the reserve as an MEP candidate.  I took my Mum along as she is keen on birds, and to try out the disabled access.  On both counts the reserve did us proud…..Amongst other species, we saw a marsh harrier,  nesting avocets AND a very busy water vole at close quarters!  A wheelchair was produced when my Mum couldn't make it in the strong wind to the further hide, and we had a long and fascinating talk with Pete, the RSPB Humber Reserves Sites Manager.  

On the way home through Goole, we stopped for lunch at the Waterways Museum – another excellent place to visit.  It's all about life on the waterways, has an art gallery on an old barge – and they grow their own veg for the cafĂ©!  Both highly recommended for a family day out.  

European cooperation is needed to support fantastic projects like these in the face of industrialised farming, austerity and globalisation.

Candidate for the Greens in Yorkshire and the Humber in Europe in 2014

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