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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 14:24:39 GMT
From: "SchNEWS" (
Subject: SchNEWS 243, Friday 14th January 2000

people needed at Hockley Camp (Essex)

Latest news from the Hockley camp in Essex where they are trying to stop Countryside Residential (North Thames Ltd, based in Basildon) from trashing a wildlife rich area between ancient woodlands for 66 luxury houses. The site contains endangered species such as great crested newts and is being cleared even though the legal agreements with Rochford District Council have yet to be signed. Interestingly no one seems to be able to get hold of the local police officer responsible for enforcing the Wildlife Protection Act ... and it turns out Countryside Residential have been funding the Essex Wildlife Trust.

As SchNEWS went to press contractors are clearing the land around the camp and have cut into Section 6 (squatted) land. Extra people desperately needed to help stop the clearance. They are also calling on groups up and down the country to protest at Countryside Residential estates being built around the country.

Contact: 0831-717815 / 01702-206353.

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