The demo starts at 9.30 with the appeal hearing due to start at 10.30am this Friday. The Big Lemon Bus company is laying on a free bus leaving the garden on Lewes Road, Brighton at 8.30am (donations to the court costs and garden fighting fund).
Lewes Road Community Garden - summer haven
In the meantime activists and residents saw off the first eviction attempt on July 2 by putting themselves before the bulldozer and garden entrance. Three lorries carrying harris fencing the bulldozer and a grabber left the site after three hours after repeated attempts to try and hoodwink garden occupiers failed.
Lewes Road Community Garden has provided a meeting space and green haven along the busy, traffic-clogged Lewes Road. It has been enjoyed by thousands of people, providing a venue for community events and bringing together local residents many of whom don’t have gardens themselves. There is a food waste compost scheme, vegetable growing and local kids 'pot up a plant' project.4,000 residents nearby have signed a petition of support for the garden and against Tesco, a betting shop and flats planned.
A delivery of one ton of compost for new beds sends out a strong message to Alburn their two sub-contractors, Gilbert-Ash and Taureen Management Services and Tesco - we'll continue to provide for the community and not leach off it. Funny how in a recession it's only developers supermarkets and betting shops that do well.
Alburn Minos Ltd, C/O King Loose St Johns House, 5 South Parade, Sommertown, Oxford, OX2 7JL
Taurean Management Services Ltd
Green Leaves, Westerham Road, Keston, KENT UNITED KINGDOM
Gilbert-Ash, Empson Road, Fengate, Peterborough,Cambridgeshire, PE1 5UP Tel: 01733 552091Fax: 01733 311355
Tesco boss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tesco head of media: email@example.com
Gardens by the community For the community!