Into autumn

PUBLISHED: 18:13 31 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:59 04 May 2010

THE glorious heat of July seems to have disappeared and we are creeping into autumn. The football season has started. My first trip to watch the Town last week made me wonder why I bothered; in fact I wondered why anyone bothered. The 4-1 loss to Stowmark

THE glorious heat of July seems to have disappeared and we are creeping into autumn. The football season has started. My first trip to watch the Town last week made me wonder why I bothered; in fact I wondered why anyone bothered. The 4-1 loss to Stowmarket was, to say the least, not very inspiring. Then they go and beat Lowestoft 4-1 on Saturday. As Jimmy Greaves is inclined to say, "It's a funny old game."

If autumn keeps galloping in we shall have to start thinking of heating the houses again soon. I could have some good news for those people who burn wood. For some reason people often tell me about paths they are not too happy with. One lady told me about the path between the new development at the bottom of Brewhouse Lane and the Weatheralls allotments. Beside the path is a shallow dyke and part way along, it is blocked by tree boughs and branches. Apparently there was a bit of a tornado a few weeks ago and, in between lifting a shed and a conservatory roof, it tore down half a tree which fell into the dyke. Nobody is sure whose responsibility the dyke is, so the wood is still lying there. So if anyone has a wood-burner, a bow saw and a barrow there is a week or two's fuel waiting to be used.

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