Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
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
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!