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April 15, 2018

It has been two years since a PR company held an event in Barnet to promote the building of a cemetery on Greenbelt farmland in Arkley, Barnet. A planning application was expected imminently, and local residents offered their time, money and expertise to fight it.

The...

August 28, 2017

Finally, at the end of August during a spell of fine weather, the combine harvester got to work in the fields gathering up the wheat. The leftover dry stalks were processed into hay bales (rectangular rather than round in shape) and then loaded onto a lorry - all over...

June 12, 2017

Seen over Arkley South Fields in June 2017

June 2, 2017

Spring is in full flow and the Skylarks are out in force - at least 4-6 singing males, up to a dozen birds in total. They are difficult to count as they remain on the ground (hidden by the growing wheat which is already 2 feet high) and fly up at random intervals.

It is...

February 6, 2017

Early in the morning, some time before 9 am, two cars collided on one of the steep bends at the bottom of Barnet Gate Lane. It is not known if there were any casualties, but two ambulances were on the scene with a couple of police cars. Presumably one of the cars went...

February 4, 2017

Three were seen flying on a 4th February - singing, hardly visible in the grey overcast sky.

In fact, two were first spotted on 24th January, which is very early in the year, long before the breeding season which starts in March. It is not known where they go in winter,...

January 16, 2017

After a period of sustained rainfall during 15/16th January 2017 the fields, which slope southwards and are composed of heavy clay soils, show areas of waterlogging. 

There are drainage ditches orientated north-south in the fields , and water eventually flows into Doll...

January 6, 2017

In order to raise awareness among local people of the issues, over a 1000 leaflets were hand-delivered to houses in the roads surrounding Arkley South Fields by community volunteers at the start of the New Year. There has been a good response with many people subscribi...

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