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'.

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