Spring and Summer 2008:

Some of our time is taken up meeting people and organisations involved in energy efficiency and sustainable building. We also work on the plot, clearing some of the weeds and other growth which has taken over in years of neglect. Part of the site has been used as a dump for all sorts of rubbish. Not surprising, when the common method of getting rid of rubbish here is to take it up the mountain side and tip it over the edge; an alternative is to use a stream or river, possibly in the mistaken belief that water will somehow dissolve it.

In June, we are told that the revised Urban Plan for Risan is likely to be available for public discussion in either June or September. Following that, final adjustments will be made and the Plan should go to the Municipal Council for approval in October.