Sunday, 17 February 2008

Snapshots at Coate Water

The bird table in the wooded walk at Coate

Winter reeds

A lovely ivy covered sarsen at the back (Broome Manor Lane) way into Coate.

Coate Water Country Park - voted Swindon's most popular place to spend leisure time. The beautiful surounding landscape (closely associated with the writer Richard Jefferies) is under threat again. Swindon Council appear to be back-tracking on their promise of 'no university, then no development'. Due to public pressure, Bath University withdrew their proposal to build a campus on the land known as Commonhead (aka Coate), however the Council is now trying to push through a development of 750 houses - "money doesn't talk, it screams!"