Saturday 25 May 2013

Castle Pond Pembroke

Spoil from the works blocking the navigable channel in Castle Pond
More dumped rocks ,when what should happen is dredging to reopen and  keep channels open
The gate is now well and truly jammed and distorted by someone trying to lift one side by JCB.
Further obstructions down stream
When the barrage was designed it was to accommodate the mains sewer from the works you can see in the background.
The sill was then too high and obstructed navigation by limiting the times for navigation.
Best demolish the whole thing now,
We can now see what Castle Pond was like before the barrage was no longer operated as designed and as planned..
The purpose of the barrage is to protect Pembroke from storm surges, but has been used and kept closed to satisfy local businesses who are offended by mud and are concerned that a tidal estuary offends the tourists.
Soon the river system to Lamphey will be by law have to be opened to allow the passsage of migratory fish to their spawning grounds.
The fish pass was the first stage . The free flow of sea water allowed by the failed gate has allowed bass and mullet and other species to enter Castle Pond, go and see for yourselves the shoals of fish on a rising tide
The stench has gone the swan overcrowding no longer happens. This improvement must never be reversed by Pembrokeshire County Council keeping the gate closed and allowing Castle Pond to return to the stinking mess it was.
The work at the barrage has resulted in a bank of stones being dumped in the navigable channel above and below the gate these must be removed.
The right of navigation has been ignored . The pontoon landing stage has been vandalised and sunk ,the grid which allows vessels to dry out at the quay is full of  ditched washing machines bicycles traffic cones anything vandals can throw into the waterway.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Stackpole National Trust Lodge Park ARROGANCE

More NT lack of respect for the law


Stackpole Drive

Showing the depth of soil for tree roots. When the wind was high the rock fractures were active this is the feet wide strip between the drive and the new car park.NT competence?

Saturday 18 May 2013

Stackpole Main Drive

What is the intention of this road widening, is it for coach access in which case the sense of place will be completely destroyed in the interests of commerce.

Friday 10 May 2013


conserved  pond
the same SSSI open water abandoned by the National Trust, turning into dry woodland losing all reason for the original listing as an SSSI

Monday 6 May 2013

The Green

After 3 years more flowering plantsl

Friday 3 May 2013

Pembroke Barrage

What happens next,regret to say we told you so.
The gate has jammed in the lock.An 80 ton crane has to be used to raise the gate and repair it.
The access from Rocky Park has been built over, the access from Monkton is inadequate and there is no room to extend the stabilisers for the crane WHAT NEXT
The flood protection cannot be used.The officer and the Chair of the Planning Meeting who gave permission for the development of Rocky Park should pay the costs of this totaly predictable event.
Pembroke River is blocked to shipping.