SATURDAY [JANUARY 29 2022] – ‘WINTER BIRD BUS-WALK – TO THE MILLPOND AND BEYOND’ – 11AM FROM THE POETS’ CORNER [OPPOSITE THE PLOUGH] IN IFIELD VILLAGE – RETURN BY 2PM

Photo by Dennis and Diane Ellis

 

SATURDAY [JANUARY 29 2022] – ‘WINTER BIRD BUS-WALK – TO THE MILLPOND AND BEYOND’ – 11AM FROM THE POETS’ CORNER [OPPOSITE THE PLOUGH] IN IFIELD VILLAGE – RETURN BY 2PM – LED BY DAVID MOON [CRAWLEY COMMUNITY AWARDS WINNER]

11am – Meet at the Poets’ Corner [opposite the Plough] in Ifield Village.

11.15 – Catch the 11.15 No. 2 Bus from Ifield Parade [to the Millpond]

 

BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH – FRIDAY JANUARY 28 – SUNDAY JANUARY 30 2022

 

HOW DANGEROUS IS THE CONTAMINATION AND POLLUTION AT KILNWOOD VALE? THE WATER RUNS INTO BEWBUSH BROOK, HYDE HILL BROOK, IFIELD MILLPOND, IFIELD BROOK, GATWICK BROOK, RIVER MOLE – EVENTUALLY REACHING THE THAMES.

River Mole pollution. Meeting for those concerned.

After writing to many Councillors and the MP for Mole Valley on 19 January….. A Mole Valley Councillor replied to my email with information about a meeting to be held on Friday Feb 11th. Details below:

DIRTY OLD RIVER The famous Stepping Stones on the River Mole attract thousands each year.  Many splash and bathe, enjoying the clear, cool waters on a hot day. The truth? The River Mole is one of the worst polluted in the UK and unhealthy to swim in.

A recent feature from the BBC ditches the dirt: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60040162 “… the sewage treatment works at Dorking run by Thames Water was responsible for the highest number of unpermitted spills (in the country!) Untreated sewage was discharged into the River Mole on 223 days over the last four years. ”

We’re hosting a meeting in Old Pixham School  RH4 1PJ – just 200 metres from the Thames Water sewage treatment works – on Friday Feb 11th:  7.30pm for 8. Contact Dorking Climate Emergency to book a seat or just turn up on the night .

contact@dorking-climate-emergency.net.  There’ll be a short talk by an expert on rivers from the Univ of Reading, a short documentary then discussion-time. Licensed bar.

Come prepared with your thoughts about ACTION!