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Kew Bridge Ecovillage
On 20 June, activists occupying a plot of derelict land beside Kew Bridge, London, held an “open day” for their planned eco-village. The site was taken by over 70 people on 6 June.
The campaigners say they were inspired by the example of the “Pure Genius” land occupation in Wandsworth, carried out by The Land Is Ours (TLIO) in May 1996 (see PN 2406), and the tradition TLIO traced back to the 17th century English movement known as “the Diggers”.
Local people have been very supportive, dropping off supplies to create a community resource.
The campers welcome visitors to the corner of Kew Road and Kew Bridge Road, near TW8 0JF. More info:
07515 166 011; map: www.bit.ly/peacenews119