Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Need your help again

In November last year, I posted about a company who wanted to quarry in a sensitive and beautiful part of the Peak District of Derbyshire. We suspected Glebe Mines would put in another application, and indeed they have. Here's the original post.

If you objected last time, please write in again; if you meant to object last time but didn't quite get around to it, please object now. Write to:

Ms S Smith, Senior Minerals Planner, Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AE

quoting Tearsall Quarry – Fluorspar Extraction Application NP/DDD/0208/0104

The original objections still stand, and if you'd like a letter template to send to the Peak Park, or if you'd like more information, please contact me via comments or email.

The Planning Committee meets in 9 days, so please, get those objections in if you don't want this:

to turn into something like this:

Friday, February 22, 2008


Haven't blogged for ages, sorry! Have been rather preoccupied with getting A sorted for her trip to New Zealand (she's there now, and sends me texts at 5am saying things like "we've had a lovely day on the beach " - envious, me? What do you think?). Also had a bunch of new stuff coming up at work - a big project on occupational cancers, the possibility (but it fell through) of some more sexual health work, and a couple of other things too.

Thanks to anyone who voted for Sam's film via here - he was the regional winner, but didn't win overall - still, he got to go to the BAFTAs, lucky boy.

Seen a couple of plays at York Theatre Royal, and a couple of films, mostly enjoyable but nothing stunningly good, but since I should be setting off somewhere in about - ooh, ten minutes! - I'll come back and do a proper post with real reviews soon(ish).

Meanwhile keep an eye on the Hull Films website - the programme for the Short Film Festival will launch soon, and its going to be a cracker! Seriously, there's some good stuff planned - can't say more, but at the last Board meeting we discussed some v cool visitors and speakers.