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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 18:36:32 +0100
From: Road Alert!

>>From: (Green Line)
>>Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 16:03:00 GMT
>>Organization: The Green Party
>>Greetings from sunny Cornwall/Kernow
>>The first road protest camp in Cornwall/Kernow was set up yesterday, 31st
>>>march. Just a mile or so east of St. Austell, the camp is on the route of the
>>>St. Austell North Eastern Distributor Road. This scheme purports to 'relieve'
>>>an 'in-town' road of large lorries etc. but in reality will just dump the
>>>traffic onto the A390 which is already chock-a-block at peak times.
>>Cynical people have been known to suggest that the real purpose of the
>>Distributor Road is to expand the boundaries of the town eastward and to add
>>to the arguments for a southern bypass [which was defeated at the planning
>>stage a while ago].
>>Clearance work is due to start this summer, and the scheme has been funded by
>>a capital grant outside of the usual roads programme, so it is on a limited
>>budget. hence there is a real chance the protestors may win this one!
>>If anyone wishes to visit:
>>The A390 is the main road from St.Austell to St.Blazey and all points east.
>>Just east of the built up area is a lay-by, opposite Cuddra Nurseries. Hop
>>over a low wall and walk along a small stream for 20yds, then into the field
>>and up alongside the sports field - the banners of the camp should be
>>To St. Austell by train or coach, then the #24 bus [dir. Fowey] as far as
>>Cuddra Nurseries.
>>More info from Dorienne Robinson, tel 01726.843586.
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Or if you're in the North:

Manchester Airport Camps in court this Thursday (9/4) and Day of Action - 4 May - "May the Fourth be with you"... info c/o One World Centre, 6 Mount St, Manchester / 0161 834 8221 /

York RTS benefit gig 5 May at Arts Centre, Micklegate (400 pennies please / 300 concs.)
York Street Party, midday Sat 31st May meet Clifford's Tower ( info via York LEAF, c/o Peace Centre, 15a Clifford St, York or e-mail

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