Titnore’s Blog

February 25, 2009, 10:06 pm
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The protest site in Titnore Woods was set up by a group of environmental activists in May 2006. The camp is situated in West Durrington in Sussex. The site is a wet semi-ancient woodland under threat from a proposed housing development and Tesco mega store.

Although the housing plans have been put on hold for now, Tesco started preliminary archaeology for their part of the site last week. The camp itself is not directly threatened but residents are obviously concerned about this turn of events. Apparently the proper construction work for the new Tesco starts in April or May.

On other matters, there’s been lots of work at the camp to make paths to stop the woodland floor getting trampled, as everyone tries to skirt round the mud. The vegetable garden is expanding this spring, using all organic methods. Last year the plot produced some lovely pumpkins and a whole range of other veg. Also an agreement with the farmer meant there’s some young trees allowed to grow along the edge of the older woodland.

There’s lots more info about the important habitat of this woodland, the campaign to save it and the ‘development’ plans at http://www.protectourwoodland.co.uk


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is the family picnic day really on a tuesday in term time?

Comment by Sarah Brookes

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