Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Training in Thanet

Yesterday some folk may have noticed members of the Planning Committee being taken around Thanet in a Mini Bus. It was not a 'Jolly' but a tour to see some of the developements that TDC's planning committee have allowed in the last few years.

Some of the completed projects looked really good, some were 'so so' but we were pleased that , on the whole, the standard of construction was good.

This is only part of the training that members are getting. The highlight of the event was a guided tour around a conservation area in Broadstairs. (Interesting point was that St Peters was the reason Broadstairs came into existance)

Friday, 2 July 2010

Making hay whilst the sun shines

Over the past couple of weeks I have been keeping an eye on the weather , waiting for the hay to dry and be baled. Now that is well under way a few more days of warm weather should do it.

Having researched a bit, it seems that, when it comes to hay, we, here in the south east, are better off than the rest of the country.

Our winter rainfall was over average, the rest of the country are suffering from near drought conditions. That means that areas other than the South East are facing very high hay prices, low grain yields, and poor root crop weights. Look out for increased food prices this autumn.