New planning application by Gilpin

 

 Public Meeting

Buckfastleigh Town Hall

Wednesday 15th January 7.30pm

For those who are not aware, over Christmas Gilpin Demolition submitted a new planning application to Teignbridge District Council. The application Reference is: 13/03520/MAJ

The link on the Teignbridge site is:
http://gis.teignbridge.gov.uk/TeignbridgePlanningOnline/Results.aspx?Type=Application&Refval=13%2F03520%2FMA

The exact nature of the proposed activities is unclear at present and we have very little time to object – Teignbridge has informed us that the closing date for objection is the 17th January, so we are having a public meeting to discuss what we know about the plan and we will also be having a letter writing session on the night. Please come along – this is really important and we have very little time to act.

Our concern is that Gilpin is planning to industrialise the site – effectively by the back door. In submitting the plan to Teignbridge it will not have the same level of scrutiny that we saw at the Public Inquiry, so it is up us to find out as much as possible about the plan and about what we can do to object. We are already working hard on this, but we need your help in writing letters as the more that are sent, the stronger impression it will make on Teignbridge.

Please come…

and tell all your friends and forward this email to friends and relatives who live in and around the town.

Best wishes

Julia Wilton – co-chair

Buckfastleigh Community Forum

List of home and garden pesticides containing nicotinoids

From the Pesticide Action Network – link at the bottom of the page.

Neonicotinoid based pesticides have been implicated in the alarming deaths of bees and other pollinators that are so crucial to pollination and biodiversity in the UK as a whole. It is not just agricultural products that they are used in but also a number of products aimed at the domestic home and garden market. The following is a list of products currently approved for use in the UK that may be available to purchase by the general public.

 

UK Home and garden products that contain neonicotinoid pesticides

Product Name
Manufacturer
Active Ingredient
Bug Free Extra
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Imidacloprid
Provado Lawn Grub Killer
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Imidacloprid
Provado Ultimate Bug Killer
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Imidacloprid
Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Concentrate
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Imidacloprid
Provado Vine Weevil Killer
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Imidacloprid
Valiant
Sherriff Amenity
Imidacloprid
Bug Attack Granules
Westland Horticulture Limited
Thiamethoxam
Bug Attack Quick Sticks
Westland Horticulture Limited
Thiamethoxam
Bug Attack Ready to Use
Westland Horticulture Limited
Abamectin and thiamethoxam
Westland Plant Rescue Bug Killer Concentrate Ornamentals Plants
Westland Horticulture Limited
Thiamethoxam
Westland Plant Rescue Bug Killer Ornamentals Plants
Westland Horticulture Limited
Abamectin and thiamethoxam
Baby Bio House Plant Insecticide
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Thiacloprid
Multirose Bug Killer
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Thiacloprid
Provado Ultimate Bug Killer 2
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Methiocarb and Thiacloprid
Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Concentrate 2
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Thiacloprid
Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Ready to Use
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Thiacloprid
Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2
Bayer CropScience Ltd
Thiacloprid
Bugclear Ultra
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
BugClear Ultra
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
BugClear Ultra for Pots
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
BugClear Ultra for Pots Ready to Use
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
BugClear Ultra Gun!
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
Bugclear Ultra Vine Weevil Killer
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
Bugclear Ultra Vine Weevil Killer
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
RoseClear for Bugs
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
Roseclear Ultra
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid
Roseclear Ultra GUN!
The Scotts Company (UK) Limited
Acetamiprid

http://www.pan-uk.org/home-garden/list-of-home-and-garden-pesticides-containing-neonicotinoids

 

 

Ash tree threat

Friends of the Earth - See things<br />
differently
Ash tree threat
16 November 2012
Join us

 

Our woodlands are facing perhaps their biggest threat since Dutch Elm disease.

Thanks to the Government’s dithering over ash dieback, the disease has taken hold and the costs of dealing with it are mounting.

But we can all do something to help.

Experts desperately need to build a better picture of where the disease has spread. So they’ve created the Ashtag website and app to help us all identify and record sightings.

Help Britain’s woodlands – find out how to use Ashtag

I’m leaving the concrete jungle of south London for rural Cambridgeshire this weekend, so I’ve already packed my camera in case I see any evidence of ash dieback. I just hope I don’t need to use it – and that the trees I see on Saturday are still there in five years’ time.

Good luck,
Ollie Hayes, Friends of the Earth

 

Sorry the format of this post hasn’t translated very well, but use the links to the relevant websites.

SHFoE AGM

The AGM will be on Tuesday October 23rd, 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Fore St., Totnes.

Phil Chandler will be talking about bees…

Phil took up beekeeping 12 years ago, having learned from his work in the anti-GM campaign how important bees are to the natural world and to agriculture. He started with conventional equipment, but soon began experimenting with less intrusive methods. In 2007, he wrote The Barefoot Beekeeper, which set out the principles of what became known as ‘natural beekeeping’ and helped to start a worldwide movement, establishing the ‘top bar hive’ as a viable alternative. He founded the charity Friends of the Bees and has campaigned for years against the use of pesticides – especially the neonicotinoids – recently launching the ‘Bee-Friendly Zone’ campaign to encourage pesticide-free gardening for the benefit of all pollinators. He lives in Totnes and teaches internationally.