Sunday, December 11, 2016

King of the Road?




High Bond End is a lovely walled medieval road winding up out of town. One can imagine horses and carts trudging up the hill…  but I took a long hard look at it  recently due to the death there of  Arthur, our cat,  and was appalled at the dangers inherent in it– particularly for pedestrians.  That stretch of road  is  extremely narrow, and like a helter skelter which forces walkers to cross at the most dangerous part because the already miniscule pavement disappears.    There are many walkers,  including  parents with small children moving between town and their homes up the Ripley Road. 

Our lives are more and more dominated by traffic.  The road can’t be changed, but the regulations for it can.  It should have a lower speed and weight limit which should be enforced with cameras before there are more casualties.    Are we happy with the assumption that  (ever larger) motor vehicles are ‘king of the road’?



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blogging has been on backburner due to so many mayoral activities, but here's a start of a catch up...Just found this pic of our supper with the local scouts at their camp this september...photo taken by one of the pack.  Lovely evening with exploration of the woods, campfire, games and nourishing stew - great fun!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Action on air quality - Knaresborough 24.9.16











Excellent response from residents.  This is clearly a deeply felt issue.  Lots of changes could be made but no political will evident.  Sadly, Conservative policy favours vehicles over people.

Knaresborough's Place in the World 17.9.16







We were delighted by the support for this event - about 100 participants discussed where we should  be setting our sights after an inspiring talk from Prof Gouldson.   School staff supported us and a delicious vegan lunch was provided by Ryan, the school chef.  These pics were taken by one of the students.

Knaresborough in Bloom Awards 16.9.16




Summer images - Devon









Devon in summer, sedum roofs in Tavistock

Owl in old cherry tree