Yellow Advertiser
January 11, 2006

Hot issue of the week - Camp Bling

THE road through Camp Bling is going to cost £11 million to complete. The council is £11 million in debt. So surely it would make sense to abandon that idea.

Yes, the road gets congested but no more than certain other roads. Drivers know these blackspots and should adjust their travelling time to account for this.

I don't suppose anybody will take any notice of me but after seeing community halls close, the high street being retiled month after month, you begin to wonder what you pay your council tax for.

V Boreham
High Street,

I would like to offer the Green Party's support for the protesters at Camp Bling. They have the right idea and a vision of a sustainable future - unlike those who want Priory Crescent dualled so this green space will be gone forever.

Those at Camp Bling are investigating ways of solving problems such as congestion in different ways. Its vision would preserve the little bits of green we have around here and hopefully by campaigning and their example, will change the minds of those who control this country and lead to the preservation of this planet.

Irene Willis
South East Essex Green Party

SO it all started (for us) four and a half years ago, with a meeting amongst a small group of friends, a vigil in a bus shelter, and a petition to a local council that any other time might have ended things at an early stage.

Groups and individuals have played their part in the period since, not forgetting the original 12,578 people who signed against the dualling of Priory Crescent in 1974 when it was first proposed.

Parklife instigated a road camp because we felt that it was the right thing to do, following lobbying, public engagement and other activities over the years.

Camp Bling is about taking threatened land back for the local community, and giving people the opportunity to take action together to make a difference.

We hope that you can come along to our street stalls, new regular meetings from January, events to be announced, and support us in any way that you can.

Shaun Qureshi
Campaigner - Parklife

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