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The Huntington Lane Fossil Fools weekend convergence

West Midlands Climate Action presents …

Fossil Fools weekend gathering

It’s time to Spring back into Action.

After discovering that many trees had already been felled signaling that work was due to begin, West Midlands Climate Action and a coalition of local groups and activists last week swooped upon the Huntington Lane Surface Mine Site to claim the land. We’ve had a camp set up on the proposed open-cast site for about a week now. There’s a communal sleeping area, fire pit, a wood store and plans for a lodge.

Representatives from UK Coal have also visited the camp to find out our ‘list of demands’ and didn’t seem pleased with the response – That we wanted them to call a halt to all open cast coal mining on this site!

As part of Fossil Fools day West Midlands Climate Action are putting on a weekend gathering at the newly established Huntington Lane Camp. The weekend will include a ramble – a guided tour of the proposed Surface Mine Site, Banner drops – a possible walk up the Wrekin, campaign planning – what do we do next? – And most importantly carrying out any work on site that needs doing to help establish a permanent base on site.

We need as many people as possible, if you can come for the whole weekend that would be great, but even if it’s just for the day any help we can get will be greatly appreciated.

If you haven’t got a tent there is a communal sleeping area.

We have a wish list of things we need:

Food (and teabags please)
Tarps – the bigger the better!
Tools of all kinds
Rope of all kinds
Fire bricks (for the sweat lodge!)
Stove pipe etc for a rocket stove
Compost toilets

And anything else you think we might need that is not on the list.  (Updated list available here)

Ideally we need as many people on site as possible as soon as possible, before fossil fools day, so if you can’t make the weekend or want to get there early any support will be welcomed by the camp.

The nearest train station is Wellington which is just outside of Telford and the camp is a 20 minute walk from the station.

A PDF version of the map with directions and public transport links is now available to download


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