Save Our Greenbelt

The Gathering on the Green

At 3pm on Sunday 25th July 2021, a peaceful protest was held at the offices of Castle Point Borough Council in Kiln Road. About sixty residents took part, initially meeting up in the field behind the offices, then filing around to the front to deliver individual letters to the Leader of the Council, Cllr. Andrew Sheldon.

The protest was organised by¬† the Save Daws Heath Greenbelt + Group, who have expanded their vision to now include all areas in the Borough now being considered by the Borough Council’s Local Plan.

This protest was to draw attention to the proposed development on greenbelt land within the Borough, and the way its loss would impact the wildlife habitat of ancient woodlands, air quality, infrastructure, potential flood risk, and the wellbeing of current and future residents.

The protest culminated in the residents forming a line in front of the Council Offices, facing Kiln Road with their banners, where they received an encouraging response from passing motorists.

In the field behind the Council Offices (photo courtesy of Pamela J. Bird-Gaines)
More people arrive (Photo courtesy of Pamela J. Bird-Gaines)
Delivering letters of protest (Photo courtesy of Robert Baillie)
Outside Castle Point Borough Council Offices (Photo courtesy of Tim Copsey)
Front of the leaflet delivered to residents of the Borough
Obverse of the leaflet delivered to residents of the Borough

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