The year is 2013 A.D Bexhill is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely...One small village of indomitable tree-sitters still holds out against the invaders.
To everyone's surprise the last camp on the route of the Bexhill bypass still stands strong. The first two camps were evicted in a flurry of activity last week, but Camp Decoy located amongst the last few big trees on the route. Campaigners are not sure what has held contractors off for so long, suggesting a combination of bad weather and the fact that BLINKRR have launched a legal action to stop any further work. The organisation believe that the route of the bypass crosses the actual site of the Battle of Hastings.
Whatever the reason, the week long respite has allowed the happy campers to intensify their programme of works and fortifications have been going up (or down).
This weekend Combe Haven defenders have urged as many as possible to make it onto site for a weekend of “Singing, supper and CEOs”. Singing and supper are self explanatory (although it is to be hoped that at least some of those attending will take the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get on with a bit of digging and climbing) but CEOs? Turns out that the Chief Executives of Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Wildlife Trust and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England will all be putting in a special guest appearance to walk the route on Sunday.
With eviction looming on Monday – now really is the time to take a stand. Bring menhirs if possible.
For more and details of transport from Brighton see Combe Haven Defenders
* SchNEWS Vocabwatch – Aboritect noun: a builder of tree houses.