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From: "Jo Makepeace" (
Subject: SchNEWS 558, Friday 1st September, 2006
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 20:45:52 +0100

Titnore Camp - eviction alert continues

Camp Titnore lost its High Court appeal on Tuesday August 29, despite the efforts of the Advisory Service for Squatters. The camp could now be evicted at any time, and Wednesday and Thursday this week saw an increasing number of uniformed and plain-clothed visitors come to lurk around near the camp, clearly set on intimidation, with bits of machinery and equipment being spotted moving around the area. With chopper coppers hovering above, it seems the preparation for an attempted eviction is hotting up. Camp residents are urgently calling out for anybody who can get down there over the weekend to do so. The more people who make the effort to help, the longer they can keep occupying the woods and prevent their destruction.

The involvement of Tesco in the whole building 875 new houses in a greenfield site ignoring the thousands of local empty houses needing-renovation scheme is, of course, well known but further evidence of their leading role has come to light. The eviction is apparently to be handled by the same two firms used by Tesco in its eviction of the Shepton Mallet anti-Tesco protest site, and camp residents were suprised to find that their legal eviction papers turned up in special plastic bags marked 'Tesco'! Well every little hurts...

* By the way, the specialist climbers being used are Highline Access of Bristol (tel 0870 0435531), and the bailiffs (who refused a meeting with campers to discuss safety issues) are Sherforce, based in Braintree, Essex. Tel 0845 890 9205, email, website

For directions to the camp, see SchNEWS 546 or
camp phone - 07804 245324

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