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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
18 Apr 2019 07:25

Planners on Tuesday morning gave the go-ahead for the 108-seat big wheel. People will have views from the 18 gondolas over the Exe Estuary from the Funder Park amusement park, on the grassy part of Beach Walk

Owner of the amusement park, Shaw Wallis, told Teignbridge District Council’s planning committee that the big wheel would create jobs, revenue for the council, and that they would provide contributions to mitigate any impact on the nature reserve.

Read more...https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/giant-big-wheel-views-over-2769442

burneside
burneside
18 Apr 2019 10:27

I thought the whole point of building that car park with a field attached was to draw people away from the Warren, but now the council wants to attract even more people to visit.  Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing?

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majorp
majorp
18 Apr 2019 10:30

So, we have climate change protests going on in London,  but here in devon they report a giant big wheel application for Dawlish Warren. Something needs to be done with rising sea levels and a higher sea wall is talked about for Dawlish.

Lets hope the sea rises up before this wheel is built. Politicians are listening but doing nothing. When you have top scientist from around the world telling everyone that it is gathering pace. David Attenborough warning what is being destroyed now and anybody thats anybody expressing there fears of what will happen. Pastic polution has never been so bad yet naturist have been warning of the dangers it creates in our seas for years and yet it is only now that politicians are begining to take action.

Will corrective measures be too late for all of us.

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Carer
Carer
19 Apr 2019 07:41

@majorp

 

So , what have nudists got to do with it?

Naturist. A person who practices nudity for reasons of health or religion

majorp
majorp
19 Apr 2019 10:47

Someone has picked up a typo error NATURALIST and not NATURIST, how sad when just the mention of David Attenborough should have told readers it was a typo error. Perhaps I should have mentioned Darwin and many others.

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burneside
burneside
19 Apr 2019 11:33

St. David of Attenborough has lead a very cushy life courtesy of the taxpayer funded BBC indulging in his hobby, he was in fact a member of the BBC hierachy for a number of years.  They do like to look after their own at the BBC

By the way, over 90% over the plastic in the world's oceans originates from just 10 rivers, all of which are in Africa and Asia.  It isn't Europe that needs to put its house in order.

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majorp
majorp
19 Apr 2019 14:53

@burnside over 90% over the plastic in the world's oceans originates from just 10 rivers in Africa.

How do they know that, where did those that came up with that percentage and know what rivers it came from? It could be true but that does not detract from the fact we have many eminent people (minus David Attenborough) who will tell you that this country produces vast volumnes of plastic ,from bags to buckets.

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burneside
burneside
19 Apr 2019 17:00

Buckets are very useful things, should we ban them?

majorp
majorp
19 Apr 2019 18:54

If they are made of plastic  ------YES!!!! The only bucket I had in my younger days were metal buckets. All plastic items should be banned and the sooner the better.

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burneside
burneside
19 Apr 2019 20:54

Take a good look around your home, you'll find most things have plastic in them somewhere.  Feel free to live a 19th century lifestyle if you wish, just don't expect the rest of us to do so too.

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majorp
majorp
20 Apr 2019 13:03

I have looked around my home and I am astonished at the ammount of plastic there is but I am not taking such a negative attitude as burneside. There will always be plenty around that takes such negative attitudes, and wait for others to do something about it. I wish I could go on some of those demonstrations, but my health will no longer allow it and who knows, my health might end it all before I see some positivity.

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burneside
burneside
20 Apr 2019 14:09

I think you are the one with the negative attitude, by wanting to ban anything that you personally disagree with.  I'm quite happy for plastic to be used appropriately.

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majorp
majorp
20 Apr 2019 16:46

And forget about the damage it is doing-yeah okay!!!!!

Carer
Carer
21 Apr 2019 07:40

Anyway, Back to the topic.

 

I just hope that it doesn't obstruct anyone's view.

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