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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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Tupelo Press 30/30 Project (August 2015): Why I’m Writing 30 Poems in 30 Days, or, Poetry Needs You!

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
Tupelo Press 30/30 Project (August 2015): Why I’m Writing 30 Poems in 30 Days, or, Poetry Needs You! Dear Friends, Tupelo Press, one of our very best independent presses, could use our help.…

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50 Treasures: Over to you…

Originally posted on Derbyshire Record Office:
We are half-way through our tour through Derbyshire Record Office’s 50 Treasures, which we started publicising in 2012, to mark our fiftieth anniversary.  Treasures 24 and 25 have been selected by a former staff…

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Speech to full @ambervalleybc Council Meeting on 26 September 2012 re: 550 houses planned for #Codnor

This is interesting – my first speech to full council before I had any idea I may become a councillor. Speech to full Council meeting – 26 September 2012 You say that the Borough Council’s Vision for Amber Valley, as … Continue reading

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Simon Says Four

Teddy bear, teddy bear Turn around. Teddy bear, teddy bear Touch the ground. Teddy bear, teddy bear Climb the stairs. Teddy bear, teddy bear Say your prayers.

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A little event to commemorate a huge undertaking: marking the @Pentrichrevolt

For immediate release 29 April 2015 A little event to commemorate a huge undertaking: 13 June at Pentrich Village Hall from 1pm to 6pm. After considerable organisation and the influence of a government agent provocateur on 9 June 1817 around … Continue reading

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Still Something in the Water?

Originally posted on graemecummingdotnet:
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the solar eclipse in 1999.  I’d been reminded of that experience by more recent events and felt it was something worth sharing. In the post, I said I’d…

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Doing the new reed dance

I don’t tend to post about this on my blog, but I’m a saxophonist. Sure, I’m a saxophonist who works mainly as a copywriter and does creative writing when she can, but I have a performance diploma from the ABRSM … Continue reading

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How on earth have I avoided the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists for so long?

As a student of English literature in the  1990s at the University of East Anglia, I thought I’d come across all the ‘classics’ I would ever want to or not want to read. But now I have come across the … Continue reading

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