Word just in from London...
Kew Bridge Ecovillage is an ecovillage and social centre on squatted land
overlooking the River Thames at the north end of Kew Bridge in West London.
Activists inspired by the land rights campaign group The Land is Ours occupied the
long derelict site on 6 July 2009. The Royal Botanic Gardens, the world's largest
collection of living plants and pioneer of horticultural preservation, face the
ecovillage site on the opposite side of the river. The community is reported as
saying it wishes to demonstrate the practicality of permaculture principles, living
in simple bender structures, growing its own vegetables and recycling its waste.
The Village faces an eviction threat, starting from this Friday, 21st of May, 2010.
It is likely that they will evict on the Friday, or the Monday after or at some
other date that suits their purposes. If you want to help protect the eco village,
then come down and lend a hand.
The eco village is primarily a place for beings of different perspectives,
experiences, ideals and aims to come together to create sustainable communities,
wherever they might exist. The site is set to be turned into a monstrous development
of expensive flats and more pubs and shops, in an area with two nearby shopping
centres, and with 3 pubs in the immediate area, and copious amounts of disused
properties standing empty as the numbers of homeless continue to rise. Kew Bridge
Eco Village stands in the way of this ridiculous development and against all unsustainable practices everywhere.
So if you want to protect the eco village, whether you consider yourself to be
classwar, eco, feminist, hippy, hardcore, non-violent, survivalist, whatever: come
on down and support the village! There are plenty of sleeping spaces, and you even
have the option of setting up a tent.
Kew Bridge Eco Villiage, 2 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, TW8 0JF London, United Kingdom
Phone 07967 864370
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