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JOIN THE WELLY WALK 23RD NOVEMBER 2008 PRINT YOUR OWN POSTERS PDF Print E-mail

JOIN THE WELLY WALK 23RD NOVEMBER 2008  PRINT YOUR OWN POSTERS

Meeting at 1.30pm Northumberland Road, walk to Old Milverton and back home via the allotments.
 
Help save the Green Belt and Leamington Allotments by joining us on the Welly Walk with your own posters.    
We've designed a few that you can use if you wish, just print them out and bring them on the walk.
Download them here:
 
and choose which one (or all!) to use.
 
Of course if you want to join the in fun of the day design your own posters, dress up and definitely wear your wellies we want to have some good photos in the papers to drive home the point that we don't want planners or developers on our Green Belt or our Allotments.
 
The Wheelbarrow Walk was brilliant because lots of people had lots of ideas and showed the town and councillors we're not to be mucked about in the best possible way!
 
CHRIS WHITE GIVES B.L.A.S.T. MORE AMMUNITION! PDF Print E-mail

Councillor Chris White joined the B.L.A.S.T. (Bringing Leamington Allotment Societies Together) committee meeting and gave a short talk on his views about the importance of allotments and how much he supports B.L.A.S.T.’s cause to protect the allotments from developers and seek more allotment land for the future.

A very important point made by Councillor Chris White was that he would support the protection of the allotments and he was confident that his Conservative colleagues on the District Council would share his views

Councillor White believes, now more than ever, the ability to grow your own food and supply your family with fresh produce is good for the country’s health and economy. He feels the importance of maintaining allotments in Leamington and protecting their future, along with encouraging any future developers to allow for allotments as part of their plans, is the way ahead. Green spaces and growing opportunities are even more important now that new developments are offering far less garden space.   

This support from Councillor White for our ongoing campaign for Leamington Allotments is timely, vital and very much appreciated. We look forward to Chris White joining us on our Welly Walk and giving his views and support.

The planned Welly Walk by B.L.A.S.T. and its supporters is to protect and preserve the Green Belt and adjoining allotments between Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth which are under threat from the West Midlands Regional Assembly’s demand for more housing and a major developer seeking planning permission to build on the land behind Northumberland Road across to Milverton and Sandy Lane.

The Welly Walk is on Sunday, 23rd November 2008 meeting at 1.30 in Northumberland Road opposite Woodcote Road to walk on the public footpath across to Milverton and returning via Old Milverton, Cliffe, Binswood and New Milverton allotments back to Northumberland Road. We are expecting a lot of support, as we had for the Wheelbarrow Walk in the summer, please check out our website for further information on how you can join in and help www.leamingtonallotments.co.uk

B.L.A.S.T. are working on other issues and will report on those activities when they become newsworthy.

(Contact:  Geoff Southgate  01926 311153)

 
GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO ALLOTMENT PETITION PDF Print E-mail
Many of you may have signed this petition asking for more allotment sites and here is No 10's response for you to read. Draw your own conclusions and send any feedback to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
PROTECT WILDLIFE - HAVE YOUR SAY PDF Print E-mail

Ideas are being sought on ways to help protect the country's wildlife.

Warwickshire County Council wants to know residents' views on how to look after the area's fuana and flora. Principle ecologist Dave Lowe said, 'Wildlife is under threat, mainly due to climate and agricultural changes. If a landowner fills up a pond then the creatures who live around it such as frogs or toads have to find somewhere else to live and feed, or they will die. Finding out what people want preserved is importnat as it gives us as idea of where to apply our resources. We do want to encourage as many people as possible to have their say.'

To comment call 01926 418060, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/biodiversitystrategy

 

 
BLAST YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR PDF Print E-mail
If you believe, along with BLAST, that the WDC must say 'no' to any proposal that would lead to building on green belt or allotments in North Leamington - then email or write to the Councillors, you will find all their contacts on www.warwickdc.gov.uk/committee .   
If we all email or write to all the WDC councillors they might get the message and vote in our favour at their Planning Meeting scheduled for December.  
For guidance on the content of your email/letter read Campaign Strategy.
 
BLAST GETS WHOLEHEARTED SUPPORT PDF Print E-mail

"Both the Royal Leamington Spa Town Council and Warwick District Council Liberal Democrats responded to Options for Growth by vigorously supporting the retention of all allotments, especially those threatened in Leamington.  
We hope this threat will now recede & become a thing of the past. Allotments and wholesomely grown local produce is a key element in our national push for sustainability & coping with the high cost of oil & transport - we support you wholeheartedly.   
Allotment land should be excluded from any option because of its enormous amenity and ecological value. This is particularly true of the allotment land to the north of Leamington Spa."
Best wishes, Cllr Roger Copping (Lib/Dem Manor Ward, Warwick District Council & Leamington Spa Town Council)
 
JOIN THE GREEN BELT WELLY WALK PDF Print E-mail
Remember, remember Sunday 23rd November if you want to save our green belt and allotments in north Leamington.
 

 
We plan to Welly Walk from Northumberland Road across the green belt fields to Old Milverton - have some speeches - then on to Old Milverton and Cliffe Allotments for walk & talk around before returning to Binswood and New Milverton Allotments to see more plots under threat where the walk will end.    November could be wet and muddy so if you join us on this protest walk you will need your wellies - put this date in your diary turn up to give the builders, bulldozers and WDC a bit of welly! 
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