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Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 17:52:29 -0000
Subject: [act-locally] Think Globally 62 (February 2004)


On 22nd January a Possession Court Order was obtained, making the eviction of the Nine Ladies anti-quarry camp imminent. As Act Locally goes to press, the camp mobile has been blocked, and specialist climbers and tunnellers have been paid to support the meatloads of police and bailiffs in forcibly evicting the camp. The cost of the eviction may be millions, and should it succeed then the defenders will move onto another site under threat to create another camp.

Two years ago I visited the Nine Ladies camp and Neolithic stone circle to deliver money from a benefit night in Newcastle, and was astonished at how beautiful it was. Stancliffe stone want to extract 3.2 million tons of rock from a 12.95 hectare site within 100m of the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, and create a 100m deep scar. The protest camp has been protecting the well-loved site since 1999. People are called urgently to help with defences and resist the eviction, and to donate supplies like polyprop rope, first aid, shovels, wheelbarrows and blankets.

Letters of outrage are invited to -

The Peak District National Park Authority,
Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE
Tel - 01629 816200
Fax - 01629 816310
Email -

Stancliffe Stone Co.Ltd
Grangemill, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4BW
Tel - 01629 653859
Fax - 01629 653996
email -

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