Hopefully you're all prepared and raring to go to the series of protests arranged to take place next weekend and through Monday.
Please make sure you bring waterproofs and stout boots if you have them. Last year we prepared for rain and ended up with sun stroke, so bring along hats etc for all eventualities! <-break->
Timetable of events:
Friday October 5th:
Camp opens from midday. The camp’s location will be provided nearer the time. It would really help us to cater for everyone if you register for the camp, please email us at: southwest[at]stopnewnuclear.org.uk telling us how many people you are planning to bring and when you’ll be arriving. If you don’t want to use your real email address, please consider using an alias by creating a new address with hotmail, yahoo etc.
Kate, a qualified play worker from Bristol, is offering to run a kids space so that adults can participate. If this is something that would help you or also if you would like to help with child care activities for children and young people please contact dotkate[at]gmail.com
Well behaved and responsible dogs are welcome.
Saturday October 6th:
March and Rally with the theme: No Nuclear Waste Dump At Hinkley C.
(If EDF Energy gets the go-ahead for two new EPR reactors at Hinkley C, highly radioactive spent fuel will be stored on site for over 100 years. Most people in the south-west are unaware that their back yard could be turned into a toxic dumping ground.)
11.30am: Assemble King Square, Bridgwater town centre
12.30pm: March through town centre
1.15 - 3.30pm: Rally at Cornhill with speakers, videos and music
4.30 - 5.30pm approx: Die-in at the entrance to Hinkley Point nuclear power station. Please note that parking is very limited in the area around Hinkley. A shuttle service will be provided to take protesters to the entrance. If you wish to take part please let your transport co-ordinator know so we can manage the logistics.
Waterproof clothing/cushion/water advised for weather protection/comfort during the die-in.
Sunday October 7th:
Camp planning day: a briefing on the mass trespass will be followed by the formation of affinity groups/spokescouncil so that everyone has a say in how the trespass will be organized. A full legal briefing will also be provided.
We are still looking for more legal observers. Training will be available at the camp.
Monday October 8th:
Mass trespass at the proposed site of Hinkley C. Please note that this area is not yet licenced as a nuclear installation and therefore is not patrolled by the Civil Nuclear (armed) Constabulary. However the CNC patrols the site of Hinkley A and Hinkley B and these boundaries should not be breached. Boundary maps will be available at the camp.
There will also be a solidarity picket outside the Department for Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW from midday to 2pm. Please let us know if you plan to attend the picket and we will put you in touch with the co-ordinator.
Please check the transport page of the website for details of coaches:
There is a car share page to check if anyone near you will be available to share private transport:
Bridgwater is well served by trains. The power station however is around 10 km away along country roads.
There is information about potential charges and legislation in the previous newsletter, still available on the website:
It is also worth looking at the activists legal project website:
So bring you friends, your banners, your fancy dress. We want to get the message through to Edf that they will face resistance every step of the way if they go ahead with building the power station. We want to let the government know that nuclear has no part in a sustainable energy mix.
We want a future, not a disaster.
See you soon x