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Subject: SchNEWS 413, Friday 4th July, 2003
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 21:27:37 +0100

Two New Anti-Road Protest camps

Twyford Down

A new anti-road protest camp has been set up near the site where the anti-roads movement kicked off in the early nineties - Twyford Down. When the new bypass was completed the old A road was turned into a meadow as some sort of compensation for loosing so much down land. It has now become home to more than 200 wild flower species, butterflies, moths, shrews, and hundreds of cowslips. But guess what? There's now a plan to turn a large part of it into a park and ride scheme and so more people are needed to turn up and help save the meadow.

For directions phone or txt 07751 119 277 or 07739 342 738

Tortington Common

In West Sussex things are hotting up at Tortington Common, near Worthing, the site of a proposed bypass of the A27. It's part of the planned South Coast Superhighway which is being built by stealth in segments. Bypassing the existing bypass, this road would be an ecological disaster crossing the important River Arun wetlands by either concrete stilts or a huge embankment, and then ploughing through a mile of precious Sussex woodland. Thousands, probably tens of thousands, of trees would be lost including some fine 100 ft oak trees, yews and one particular 100ft beech tree, thought to be the oldest in the forest. So dust off your old climbing gear and start living in them trees again.

For directions phone 07736 964653 or 07792 248192

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