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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 08:59:19 +0100
From: hogweed (
To: Action Update (
Subject: Manchester runway

Arthurs and Cedars Woods - latest

Hello everyone,
here is the latest on what's happening at Arthurs and Cedars Woods: Still LOTS of time to get down there and bodies urgently needed.


(sorry this is only in note form - I think it's understandable)

A bailiff (called Pikey) fell out of a tree on Fri night (i think) - he shouldn't have been up a tree - he was near the river trying to stop people putting up a walkway - 2 people got in on Fri night - walkways got chopped on sat by climbers incl walkway to get in over river and the next ones incl all walkways chopped round witches hat (nearest treehouse to river) - they have taken down 1/2 treehouses on AW

1 person evicted on Sat
1 left on Sat
the 2 that came in have left and want to get in again

bailiffs will send up bacon butties (YUK) but won't let proper food be passed on - a local has been getting water sent in but no food - she is going to hassle undersherrif

started cutting down Cedars(we think)
will be chopping tomorrow probably
Moss wood too?

lots of noisy generators are around

tunnel crew built steps down to tunnel
done nothing else to tunnel

it is fluffy but slow

Craig leach used to work for airport, now works for undersherriff - nasty piece of work

National Trust Estate office 01625 523012
FEEL FREE TO phone these guys and ask why they are not protecting our heritage and why they are letting the climbers use spikes to climb the trees ??? 523012
Paul Rutter is the contact in the National Trust (travesty)
climbers using spikes on treehouseless trees - that aren't coming down
"airport and bailiffs are showing obvious contempt for nature and a wanton desire for profit"
apparently NT are cross and chasing this up

There is going to be some sort of action tomorrow, don't know what yet - it may relate to them not letting food and and to the trees getting spiked.
More actions likely - end of this week maybe
Please call the number below to find out more or to get involved - (if you want to be removed from this contact list please email me, otherwise I'll keep emailling you)

tel - 0161 227 9014 / 0797 4803732
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