Kew Bridge Ecovillage

IssueJuly - August 2009
Feature by PN staff

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.