Category Archives: Derbyshire Ripley

Hedgehog a poem for #hedgehogawarenessweek 

This week my Friday post is dedicated to the hedgehog, a disappearing species. I recently won a lovely bag on Twitter from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society packed full of goodies and it has opened my eyes to the threat … Continue reading

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Friends of Codnor Common: History of Codnor Common:

Codnor Common used to be a much larger area, stretching almost up towards Denby. The 1835 map certainly suggests as much. The whole area of Codnor was given to William Peverel, the illegitimate son of William the conqueror, after the … Continue reading

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About Friends of Codnor Common: The Neighbourhood Plan and Local Green Space

Planning legislation introduced in March 2012 enables communities to identify areas of open space that are particularly important to them for special protection, called Local Green Space.  To this end, Friends of Codnor Common launched a petition to bring pressure … Continue reading

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About Friends of Codnor Common: our struggle

For more than thirty years local people have demonstrated time and again that Codnor Common is special to them – for a number of important reasons – and should remain undisturbed as a valuable open break between Codnor, Waingroves and … Continue reading

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About Friends of Codnor Common: Wildlife

More than half of this rich habitat has already been built on or spoilt, with stiles taken out and Heras fencing protecting most of the site. Two trees with Tree Preservation Orders, an ash and an oak, were cut down … Continue reading

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About Friends of Codnor Common

We set up our group to protect the land and stop the developer, who now has planning permission for 98 homes in Phase 1 and has started building. Residents have been fighting for over 30 years to protect this ancient … Continue reading

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Legal deposit is forever

I have the phrase ‘legal deposit is for ever’ on my mind, but then wonder who on earth I think I am for even hoping that my writing will last. As Lorde says, ‘only bad people like to see their … Continue reading

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