UPDATED Monday 24th: Chainsaws coming for Broadwells Ancient Woodland

HS2 chainsaws are coming for Broadwells Ancient Woodland!

In the last week HS2 Ltd have been stepping up their work in the ancient woodlands surrounding Kenilworth, with action being taken to prevent birds from nesting, which we see as a clear indication that they intend to start felling ancient woodland soon.

On monday 24th Febrauary HS2 Ltd will be closing Cryfield Grange Road where Camp Crackley is located, from 9.30 - 3.30 for a week to extend road access to their compound. We do not see how they can do this without cutting down trees in a designated ancient woodland. It is also the case that they are fencing off another ancient woodland nearby, Braodwells Wood.

PEACEFUL PROTECTORS URGENTLY NEEDED FROM MONDAY  8.30 am.

Bring a buddy and meet at Crackley Woods Camp for briefing for the days action.

In addition to the immediate action we plan to start a new camp and stand for the trees but need rebels to help. 

If you can spare a day or two to get camp started and help with a rota to keep it going. Together we can save the trees. 

Broadwells is close to existing Crackley Camp 20 mins walk.

Save Crackley Woods Camp

Cryfield Grange Rd, Kenilworth CV8 2JU

07811 371880

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Crackley Woods WhatsApp chat link here

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2 hours ago

Timeline PhotosBoth the Society and Bucks Council have publicly raised the issue of the unneighbourly behaviour of HS2 and its contractors. Failure to listen and hiding changes in traffic routes that will severely increase the impact on the A413 through the Chilterns AONB - bit.ly/2LLx3Ka ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

The above link gives info on the Chilterns. Formed 65 million years ago. Heres an extract...The chalk forms a major aquifer (water bearing rock sufficient to provide a water supply to wells).
In London it has been possible in the past to have artesian wells, because the surface of the land
was lower than the water table in the hills to the North and South. This caused the water pressure
to force water up the well to try to restore the water level to that in the chalk. (This means that it is
particularly important not to pollute water in Chilterns since the chalk in this area is a point of input
to the aquifer underlying the whole Thames basin.) In Victorian times, the water table fell because
of the increase in industrial activity until there was no artesian effect. The reduction in industry
over the last 30 years has caused the water table to rise by about 45’. This is having an impact on
the deeper sections of the London Underground. It also partly explains the increase in winter
flooding around Chesham and other towns in the Thames basin.
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