Chairman's Winter Comment:
Talks between SUN and National Trust cease - talking to CCBN and not talking to SUN now
appears to be National Trust policy
There is a natural order of things
Few disagree there is a natural order of things. For example, nature abhors a
straight line, sea erodes cliffs, half way up a mountain it's wetter than on the
valley floor, and so on. For centuries, humanity has known about this order -
and has often paid the price whenever mad plans for unnecessary intervention
have been carried out. Proverbs like 'Don't over-egg the pudding', and 'If it
ain't broke, why fix it?' and 'Too many cooks spoil the broth' exist to check
our tendencies to interfere for no good reason.
Let's apply this to National Trust...
Let's apply these to National Trust actions at Studland. Why should an area
of natural beauty ('a financial asset') be riddled with ugly posts and alien
signs guiding visitors ('customers') this way and that? (Over-egging...) Why
does a natural area, largely self-sustaining, require 'managing'- trees and
paths to be cut and laid, litter bins to encourage litter, ice-cream vans to
impose a commercial aura on nature? (Too many cooks...) Why should human nudity
over a large area, acknowledged to be the least troublesome part of the Studland
peninsula, suddenly find itself oppressed by silly borders and by patrolling
'officials'? Why is it never an option to leave something alone? (If it ain't
The natural order of things at Studland has
been broken by the National Trust
Well, the natural order of things and the peace and quiet at Studland has been broken by the National Trust - and not
just by quad bikes. SUN members at our recent AGM overwhelmingly endorsed
proposals also to do a bit of breaking - the deadlock existing between us. The
intervention - some would call it muscling in - by Craven Walker's Studland Bay
Naturists, provides a further incentive for different tactics from SUN.
Talking to CCBN and not talking to SUN appears
to be National Trust policy
While our primary aim remains the re-establishment of the traditional nudist
area, talks between SUN and the National Trust have ceased. Management changes were cited as
an excuse some time ago for the dropping of bi-annual meetings but talking to
Walker and not talking to SUN now appears to be National Trust policy.
Please comment on our proposals to become a
thorn in the side of the Trust's wider plans for Studland
Well, we're still on the scene and in ever-increasing numbers, and we're not
going to go away. Our proposals to become a thorn in the side of the Trust's
wider plans for the Studland area are detailed in the following pages. Your
comments on the new strategy are sought. Feel free to write in.
Best wishes for the festive season, and a Happy Nude Year to you all.