SEPTEMBER 23 2023 – THE IFIELD PARISH BROOKS SATURDAY WALK – “STOP THIS INSANITY BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE” – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1PM]

 

Proposed route [in black] – Ifield Brook – Bewbush Brook – Hyde Hill Brook

SEPTEMBER 21 2023 – ‘A WORLD GONE MAD’ – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES – LETTERS – The Ifield Society

“A World Gone Mad” – West Sussex County Times – Letters – Sept 21 2023

 

Unpublished Letter
Dear Editor
 
Following a packed Rusper Village Hall last Thursday, there will be a walk this Saturday [23rd] – ‘Stop This Insanity Before It’s Too Late’.
 
11am from the Plough in Ifield’s historic village.
 
All welcome – including dogs.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Richard W. Symonds
The Ifield Society
 September 2023 Newsletter
https://www.savewestofifield.co.uk/newsletters

The next speaker was Simon Collins of the River Mole Watch group. Simon explained the likely impacts of further development on water resources in the area and on the Mole further downstream. Crawley is in the Upper Mole catchment and due to the surrounding hills and clay soil is a ‘wet spot’ (WSCC classification) and a
Flood Risk Area
(Environment
Agency). Homes
England have yet to
provide detail on
how they would
mitigate the flood
risk, and to what
extent they are
taking account of
increasing flood risk due to climate change. Any increase in flood risk, sewage overflows or other pollution will all adversely affect areas downstream in Surrey. The Mole is already a stressed river, with nine major sewage works discharging into it and for much of its length running through urban areas. Urbanising one of the remaining rural sections threatens the whole river still further.

https://themolestory.com/2022/12/07/development-threats-to- runoff-in-the-upper-mole-basin/

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES [MARCH 25 2023] – THE SATURDAY WALK – ‘HOW DANGEROUS IS THE POLLUTION AND CONTAMINATION IN BEWBUSH BROOK IN THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD?’ – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [OR 11.30AM FROM IFIELD WEST BUS STOP/COMMUNITY CENTRE AT DOBBINS PLACE] – The Ifield Society

 

The Plough

 

Ifield Brook

 

The Mill

Spruce Hill Brook [clean/clear water] meets Bewbush Brook [contaminated/dirty water]

 

Kilnwood Vale

 

Hyde Hill Wood

 

 

 

 

Hyde Hill Brook

 

Railway Crossing at Kilnwood Vale