name to get behind the Titnore Woods campaign in Worthing, West Sussex.
For the next few weeks the proceeds of any sales of Robert's From
Caliban to the Taliban DVD are going to go to the Titnore tree camp.
Rob Newman being arrested in 2003
If anyone wants to buy one through the post all the details are up on
Robert's website or send a cheque or PO for £5 made
payable to Nicky Fijalkowska to: Robnewman.com, PO Box 4458, Worthing,
BN11 2WL. If people want to pay by PayPal they can send payment to
There's also now a page on Titnore on his site.
Meanwhile, Worthing people are still not to be allowed to challenge the 875-home West Durrington development at a public inquiry, it has been revealed. A letter from local groups calling for the Government to hold an inquiry, passed on to Ruth Kelly by local MP Peter Bottomley, has met with a flat 'no' from Whitehall. The news was not exactly unexpected, but still reinforces the lack of democratic scrutiny in the whole disastrous scheme.
However, there is still likely to be a considerable delay in any work
actually starting on the development. Following the news that Titnore
Lane should not now have to be straightened, Worthing Borough Council
has asked the developers to prepare an amended planning application,
without the alterations to Titnore Lane and with a T junction instead of the roundabout at the entrance to the estate. The revised planning
application has to be prepared, as do the revised ecological assessment and the revised Section 106 agreement. After they have all been agreed, the full planning application still has to be considered. Said one campaigner: "I should be surprised if any construction is done in less than a year from now."
With this in mind, the campers are digging in for the long haul (both
metaphorically and literally!). They badly need food, clothing, blankets and funds to see them through the dark winter months. Parcels for the camp can be left at Down to Earth health food shop in Montague Street, Worthing (west end), as well as taken to the camp.
With the annual feast of consumer extravagance fast approaching, people are being urged to remember those who are prepared to live up a tree all winter to save our environment! Let's make it a Merry Christmas for the stalwarts at Camp