It is with deep sadness that we have been forced to CANCEL the much-anticipated Campfield Green – Protect Trees & Wildlife Picnic because Taylor Wimpey has decided to fence off a significant portion of the green space we have enjoyed for years, rendering it inaccessible.
Taylor Wimpey has stated that the fencing “has been erected purely to mark TW’s ownership boundary and to secure the site” – a mean-spirited act – I think you’ll agree! This decision has left us without a suitable area to safely host the expected number of attendees and the wonderful activities we had planned for you and your children.
Nevertheless, in light of these unfortunate circumstances, the dedicated Tree & Wildlife Protector team will be at the remaining common land on Campfield Road tomorrow, Saturday, 29 July, between 11:30 – 4:00 pm.
We warmly invite you to drop by and visit us at this spot, and when you see us there, a friendly wave and hoot would be much appreciated. Let’s stand united in solidarity, treasuring the memories of the trees and embankment soon to be wilfully destroyed by Taylor Wimpey, with Southend City Council’s approval.
In addition, we urge you to attend the East Beach Resident Association’s Public Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm, which will take place at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Hinguar Street, Shoeburyness SS3 9AN. This meeting will address the concerns we all share about the Cantel and Gunners Park developments and the relentless attack on our trees, wildlife, and green spaces.
We remain hopeful that together, we can bring attention to these critical issues and work towards preserving the natural world for our children.
Your presence and support at tonight’s Public Meeting and throughout tomorrow at Campfield Green would mean the world to us. Please help us spread the word by sharing this post widely among your family and friends.
Tim and the Tree & Wildlife Protectors
PS Please contact Taylor Wimpey London representatives Samuel Caslin (Planning Manager) and Rob Piggott (Land Manager) to express your concerns and thoughts, and share these and their responses here.
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