Come to Camp Decoy this weekend for singing, supper and CEOs (26-27 Jan)

January 26, 2013 by combehavendefenders

Map to Decoy Pond camp

Map to Decoy Pond camp. Please note that access is currently easiest across the field to the west of camp, and over the stream bridge. Unfortunately it’s very muddy and slippery and may be difficult if you have mobility problems. Updated map to follow shortly.

Please come down to the Camp this weekend (26/27 Jan) and be there to take part in the peaceful resistance to the eviction if & when it begins next week! (see maps above below – visting supporters are also welcome!). Campers have reinforcing the camp’s peaceful defences this week, but we also need lots of people in the trees and on the ground (and maybe in the ground!) for these to be effective.

singing frogsSaturday (26 Jan) evening will be supper and singing at the Camp (with the musical entertainments beginning around 7pm). Please bring food to share, utensils to eat with, and if you wish, a song. Confirmed acts so far include the wonderful Street Lighting Man, and (equally wonderful) local musicians Tim Hoyte and Will Davis. If you’re a musician and would like to sing or play, please contact us at combehavendefenders[at], or ring us on 07926 423 033.

roads to nowhere logoOn Sunday (27 Jan), our friends at the Campaign for Better Transport are bringing down the Chief Executives of Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Wildlife Trusts and the Campaign to Protect Rural England to Combe Haven to walk part of the route of the Road, witness the damage that’s already been done and visit the Camp – strong testimony to the national significance of the BHLR. Come and greet them at the Camp around 2pm.

A “Combe Haven Bus” service will be running again from Brighton this Sunday, calling at Lewes, Polegate, Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards (timetable here). If you live in England, Wales or Scotland and can get 20 people to sign-up to come down to the Camp for 3-5 days then we will send a free “Combe Haven Bus” to pick them up and return them. For more info contact 07766335506.

Please note: “Decoy Pond” camp is a bit trickier to get to than the (now evicted) main camp was. In particular, at present you need to be fairly steady on your feet to navigate the rough and icy / muddy terrain.

Map showing the relative locations of "Decoy Pond" camp (still unevicted) and the two evicted camps.

Map showing the relative locations of “Decoy Pond” camp (still unevicted) and the two evicted camps.

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