Friday, 17 September 2010

Squat's Occurring




A group describing themselves as 'concerned citizens' and  'community food growers' has today moved onto the the old BBC Sports ground land near Motspur Park.

The squatters intend to start a community green space, using the land to grow food for the local community as well as organising workshops and events and providing examples of sustainable living.

This group behind the project claim that the land is being opened for the local community to  access and benefit from and are holding a  'community meeting' on the site this Sunday (19th September) at 4 p.m. to allow people to make suggestions for the development of the project as well raise any concerns.

The project's founders were previously involved in setting up an eco village project at Kew Bridge. The project lasted a year and, organisers claim, became a 'hub for the local community, hosting art and gardening workshops, seed swaps and acoustic music'.



Image © Nigel Cox licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

7 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Robh said...

It's an absolute shame that that place has been allowed to go to seed. Good luck to them. I hope it's a success.

Anonymous said...

The adjoing residents should have been in favour of the site being a cemetary.
they are now likely to get a 'tip' at the end of their gardens.hey ho.

Father Of Chops said...

I think that you have inspired them, Mr WP Sir, all this talk of opening up trade links with Motspur Park and all of a sudden they are growing more crops! That and the free housing they are of course offering....

Worcester Park said...

I don't believe it really is an eco village, Father Of Chops. I think since my blog article of a few days ago, Motspur Parkers have taken fright at the thought of the invasion by Worcester Parkers and have hastily set up some kind of defensive outpost from which to fend off the possible invasion.

It's all a cover for the production of weaponry (I can almost smell the boiling tar from here).

Father Of Chops said...

Mr WP, a good point and very well presented. I fear we shall have to keep a watchful eye on this newly formed enclave. If I spot a beaten-up Toyota Hilux with a gun rack on the back heading in our direction I shall immediately see what camoflage doyleys Broadway Bargains have in stock!

Rachel said...

Someone had another go yesterday at occupying the site: MotspurPark.info

Anonymous said...

I do hope that this site is used by folk as a Permacultural development... Such a use would clearly benefit everyone...

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