Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Swaffham Streets in Summer Spate

The sky darkened, car lights were turned on and then the five minute deluge began.

It appeared that the drains were not to cope but within fifteen minutes, except for some flooded hollows, the streets were virtually clear of the temporary sluices.

All photos © J Reed

Friday, 23 July 2010

Swaffham's Sun Seeking Solar Silicone Cells


Swaffham is in the record books with the biggest solar panel in UK, it is situated underneath the Ecotech turbine next to Waitrose. The 10x5 metre panel tracks the sun which can increase the amount of energy produced by 30% over a static one. Being one of only three in the UK, the generating device costs £50K. That would buy a lot of electricity, wonder how long before it pays for itself?

Thursday, 22 July 2010

County Centre Crime Communication

Norfolk is statistically a very safe place to live but I was alarmed at news I was emailed today from Swaffham police:
Serious crime is, thankfully, quite rare with antisocial behaviour and petty theft being most common nearby. Norfolk crime has decreased in recent times but to check more locally you can use this interactive map. Without wishing to tempt fate, around here the last three months has seen an average increase in crime of 36.4% from 3.7 to 5 crimes monthly!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Dog, bird, sheep

I know it is the summer holidays, and news is in short supply, but today has been a splendid Normal For Norfolk day.

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