In April the despicable HS2 plan to fell 3 areas of precious local Ancient Woodland: Broadwells and Birches Wood and part of Crackley Woods. Join us, Gail Bradbrook, and friends to walk amongst our Ancient Trees and show the Government how strongly you feel about this terrible assault on our ecological heritage.
We will gather at Abbey Fields Park in Bridge St, Kenilworth, CV8 1BN. At 1pm we will walk up the road to Crackley Woods, along the Greenway to Broadwells Wood then to Diamond Wood. All of which are threatened by HS2. We will finish by 4pm approx.
We will have guest speakers including Gail Bradbrook with others to be confirmed.
This is a cry for support for these beautiful trees. We must rally in numbers and stand in solidarity to show our united love for nature.
We must not let these ancient woodlands be destroyed without doing what we can to save them.
Please join us and spread the word. To register your attendance for the event please visit the facebook event here.
7 days ago
The above link gives info on the Chilterns. Formed 65 million years ago. Heres an extract...The chalk forms a major aquifer (water bearing rock sufficient to provide a water supply to wells).
In London it has been possible in the past to have artesian wells, because the surface of the land
was lower than the water table in the hills to the North and South. This caused the water pressure
to force water up the well to try to restore the water level to that in the chalk. (This means that it is
particularly important not to pollute water in Chilterns since the chalk in this area is a point of input
to the aquifer underlying the whole Thames basin.) In Victorian times, the water table fell because
of the increase in industrial activity until there was no artesian effect. The reduction in industry
over the last 30 years has caused the water table to rise by about 45’. This is having an impact on
the deeper sections of the London Underground. It also partly explains the increase in winter
flooding around Chesham and other towns in the Thames basin. ... See MoreSee Less