UK Direct-Action – (land-based/housing action & action against climate change):
Action Against Climate-Change:
Climate Camp: http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/
The Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) exists to push for the urgent and radical action we need to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate.
Land-Based/Housing Action (Activity by REGION):
Various land-based and housing action activities occurring in Bristle
Bristol Co-Mutiny: http://comutiny.wordpress.com/
Bristol Garden Share: http://www.sustainableredland.org.uk/bristol-gardenshare/
Community Farm: http://www.sustainableredland.org.uk/community-farm-2/
Bristol Housing Action Movement: http://www.public-interest.co.uk/bham/
Camp Constant Camp Constant is a mass gathering of national and international supporters of the Dale Farm community. Dale Farm, in Crays Hill, Essex, is the UK’s largest Travellers’ community, consisting of nearly a hundred separate properties, lying well outside the village and made up of extended family plots or yards. It faces an imminent threat of eviction.
Grow Heathrow is the host where everyone will spend the weekend getting to know each other and the various projects from across the country, take part in workshops and discussions (including access to land and land struggles) and share ideas to nurture a vision of what we can create here in the UK and Europe.
There is a map on the Grow Heathrow website www.transitionheathrow.com
Public transport from London:
from Central London: Go to Paddington Railway station (on the Circle tube line) and take a 20 minute train journey to West Drayton. From West Drayton either take the 222 bus towards Hounslow and get off in Sipson Village or follow the cycle path towards Sipson. OR get train to Hayes and Harlington Station. From train exit onto street (Station Rd, Hayes), find bus-stop on same side of road as station exit and get 140 bus travelling towards Heathrow. Get off in Harlington High St 2 busstops after road crosses over M4 motorway. Walk down Sipson Lane – 25 min walk to Sipson village (village just past bridge over motorway).
The site is a 1 minute walk from the King William Pub which is in the middle of town.
Our address is Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, West Drayton, UB7 0JG
E-mail us with the direction you are coming from and we can give you detailed directions.
0044 7890751568 (Site phone)
Former land occupations :
Kew Bridge Ecovillage, West London:
On June 6th 2009, nearly a hundred activists converged on a piece of derelict land at Kew Bridge in south west London to create an eco-village community based entirely on sustainable technology and construction techniques. They were evicted in May 2010. Contact: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=88020757939
For weekly notice of events in London:
InfoUsurpa – a fortnightly listing of events happening in London autonomist scene: http://infousurpa.co.nr/
Bilston Woods Anti-bypass Camp: http://bilstonglen-abs.org.uk/
Mainshill Solidarity Camp (Nr Douglas, Lanarkshire, SW Scotland) – occupied since Summer 2009 as a blockade to prevent road access of machinery to prevent tree-felling for site excavation for an opposed open-cast mine: http://coalactionscotland.noflag.org.uk/
Titnore Woods defence camp – on the NW edge of Worthing (Durrington), the camp has been trying to prevent the destruction of ancient woodland from what was a proposed widening of a road to serve a proposed new housing development and Tescos hypermarket: http://titnore.wordpress.com/