The importance of green spaces

The BBC news website recently published a reference to research which highlights the need for us all to have regular access to green spaces.

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The article provides compelling reading, and confirms what many have thought regarding the importance of having green spaces within easy access for urban dwellers. The BBC article points to medical research that has shown that incidents of mental and physical illness are reduced amongst those people living close to green spaces.

Click on the link to the BBC website below:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8307024.stm

Snowy Sunrise

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The above scene, taken at sunrise from the Railway Walk, looking down towards the Brook, was photographed on Wednesday morning 30th November, almost two days after the first snowfall of the winter.

Rain preceded the heavy snowfall at midday on Monday 28th November, and the subsequent drop in temperature soon ensured that the village woke to two successive snowy sunrises.

This part of the Wom Brook Walk is a particularly popular recreational area following snowfall-the gentle slope encourages many budding winter sport enthusiasts, evidenced by the many tracks seen in the above photograph.

At the time of posting this entry, the vast majority of the snow had melted.