Nature notes for December by Malcolm Cox

There is a line from Emile Zola’s “Blood Sex and Money” (do not be put off by the title) when the hero Gervaise Macquart turns to Katherine as she nears death which runs: “The sea, just look at the sea, when you look at it you can believe that anything is possible.”

King's Lynn Klimate Concern planting an avenue of trees on Anthony Nolan Road, Fairstead., King's Lynn, with help form KL&WNBC Grounds and Open Spaces staff, Macdonalds and CWA ANL-161120-112912009

King’s Lynn climate group leads tree planting initiative

Campaigners have been digging deep to help the environment by planting new trees on a Lynn estate.

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Street light is restored to Narborough

Pupils in Narborough will soon have a safer journey to school, following approval of an £863 match-funding grant from Breckland Council to reinstate a street lamp.

Unveiling of new information boards at True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum by Julian Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of E-IFCA. 
Dr Paul Richards with  Julian Gregory (Chief Executive Officer E-IFCA) ANL-161125-162252009

New information panels unveiled at King’s Lynn museum

New information panels which aim to increase public awareness of conservation and the environmental importance of the Wash have been unveiled at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in Lynn.

King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Toilet facility at the Tuesday Market Place King's Lynn ANL-160824-162315009

Public to get a say on the future of public toilets in West Norfolk

Parish councils, town councils and West Norfolk residents are due to have their thoughts heard on plans for the future of public toilets.

Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Britain’s beaches are getting cleaner, following the introduction of the 5p plastic bag tax.

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The Queen paid a private visit to view the new village hall at Thornham. ENGANL00120140128141310

Green boost as Thornham Village Hall wins energy funding

Thornham Village Hall is set to become greener and more energy self-sufficient after being awarded £12,500 in a national renewable community energy project.

Visitors Guide - Hunstanton

Hunstanton Beach 

Town Centre

Esplande Gardens

The Pier

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Heacham-Wells gets ‘Good’ quality water rating

Beaches at Heacham and Hunstanton have been rated as “Good” in the latest league table issued by the Environment Agency (EA).


November Nature Notes, by Malcolm Cox

I am starting this month’s notes with apologies for errors in last month’s effort. No doubt some sharp-eyed reader with a love of music spotted my error on Britten’s Wasp Overture, this was of course written by Vaughan Williams. Annoying the way these mistakes go unnoticed until the final published article.

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Diet change ‘can help the planet’, says Lynn group

A meeting in Lynn this weekend is set to hear how a change in people’s diets could help to slash carbon emissions.

Angela Johnson, chairwoman of WAAD addresses the public meeting in Wimblington ANL-161031-162825001

Wimblington public meeting is unanimous in opposition to AD plan

Villagers fighting a plan for an anaerobic digester have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to stage an appeal in the High Court.

West Bilney Wood, near East Winch. Photo: Protect West Bilney Wood Facebook page. ANL-161020-115950001

West Bilney residents on the silica sand CASE

An action group has been set up to fight mineral extraction plans for woodland close to a West Norfolk village.


Clenchwarton sludge plant assurance ‘too late’ says councillor

A pledge to support road improvements if further expansion of a West Norfolk sludge treatment plant is proposed has been dismissed as “too little, too late”.

Energy news

West Norfolk residents ‘lost £11 million by not switching energy firms’, say campaigners

Residents in West Norfolk lost more than £11 million between them last year by not switching energy suppliers, according to industry campaigners.

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VIDEO: Officials warn public to ‘respect the cordon’ around whale on Holkham beach

Officials have warned members of the public to “respect the cordon” surrounding the dead whale which is currently on Holkham beach.

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‘Idle’ rubbish dumpers warned over Heacham pit

Action will be taken against apparently “idle” residents who continue to dump rubbish in a village pond, community leaders have warned.

Willows Business Park Saddlebow, King's Lynn

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Bid to re-open King’s Lynn incinerator inquiry defeated by one vote

A bid to re-open an inquiry into the controversial Lynn incinerator proposal has been defeated by a single vote.

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A close view of the decorated hives in Slovenia

Bees special: Nature Notes for October with Malcolm Cox

Something out of the ordinary for this month’s notes, a report from foreign parts. A brief explanation follows.

DONG Energy of London has set up an East Coast Community Fund worth �9.3 million over the next 20 years for coastal towns and villages within 570-mile radius of both Race Bank and Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms.

Wind farm offers annual £465,000 community cash pot for South Holland villages

Villages in South Holland and south of Boston could share in an annual £465,000 community fund created by the company behind a new wind farm.

WWT Welney Wetland Centre volunteer Shaun O'Driscoll pictured with a Bewick's swan.

‘Human swan’ flight with migrating birds sparks volunteer plea at Welney Wetland Centre

Interest in a conservationist’s flight alongside thousands of swans as they make a 4,500 mile journey from the arctic to the UK has sparked a plea for volunteers.

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