11 May 2015

Only 100 harvests to go

On current trends and use of agro-chemicals, etc, there are, it is speculated, only 100 harvests to go before the soil packs up. 

2015 is International Year of Soils and every minute we lose the equivalent of 30 football pitches of fertile soil. As around 95% of our food comes from the soil, we need healthy soil to feed the world. See The Soil Association www.soilassociation.org/soilmattersALG to see how you can help.

"The World is My Country" Public Meeting Thurs 24 Sep 2015

To co-incide with “The World is My Country” exhibition on Heritage Open Day on Sat 12 Sep 2015 there will be a Public Meeting hosted by Gabriel Carlyle and Emily Johns of Peace News:

9 May 2015

IDS and sin

Iain Duncan Smith,work and pensions secretary said on 11 Nov 2012 that it's a "sin" that people fail to take up work when it is available. This was as he prepared to introduce the most severe welfare sanctions ever imposed by a British government.

8 May 2015

"The World is My Country" Sat 12 Sep 2015

Here is the draft web page that I submitted last week to Heritage Open Days. It should appear on the site in due course. Further below are some notes from the Local Meeting for business for worship on Sun 3 May.

3 May 2015

Violent crime and its scapegoats

The most depressing discourse, in my view, of the recent Colchester Gazette Hustings1 for prospective MPs was the debate about crime prevention, policing and personal safety. It was sparked off by questions on two subjects: part-night lighting and the two recent horrific murders in Colchester.