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From: Jo Makepeace
Subject: SchNEWS Issue 437 - Friday 16th January
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 21:32:18 -0000
Organization: SchNEWS -

threat to Nine Ladies camp - help needed - January 2004


Nine ladies anti-quarry camp was set up back in 1999 to help stop the destruction of Stanton Moor hillside in the Peak District National Park, which is under threat from the possible re-opening of two dormant quarries. The quarries would have a disastrous impact on the Nine Ladies Stone Circle and local wildlife and camp residents have always vowed to stay until the quarry plans are shelved.

But, on 12 December quarry company Stancliffe Stone submitted a scheme for working the two quarries to the Peak District National Park Authority. Stancliffe wants to extract 3.2 million tons of rock from a site within 100m of the Nine Ladies Stone Circle. The quarry company has also told local papers that they plan to begin an eviction process against the camp almost immediately.

Campers are calling for reinforcements from around the country, "As fast as they get people out, we hope others from around the country will be getting in across fields, etc."

To get your name on the eviction alert phone tree, please contact the site mobile: 0700 5942212
or write to: Nine Ladies anti-quarry campaign, Lees Road, Stanton Lees, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2LQ

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