Latest update from Titnore Wood.
Last night, Damh the Bard and Cerri's Anderida Gorsedd group carried out a protection ritual at the wood, along with other visiting Pagans and the camp crew members. All went very well and protection spells for the land and trees were put in place.
As to the 'official' side of things, although the planning permission has (of course :x ) been 'rubber stamped by Worthing Council the Council's 'victory' and probable 'bungs' are now under threat!
A judicial review of the whole plan is in the offing and that if carried out will quash any planning permissions granted and 'reset' the clock to zero on the planned destruction.
The campers themselves have a court case coming up in a week or so regarding their eviction appeal. This they will eventually lose inevitably, but their work there is largely done, other than costing the despicable 'landowner' (Somerset) loads of dosh by passive resistance during the inevitable eviction. :grin:
They can be satisfied that they have helped raise the profile of the case and got many of the locals 'onside' in the struggle to save the land and woods. After doubtless putting up pasive resistance to the forthcoming eviction (if they so wish) they may leave, with honour! :)
I hope if they so decide that the Police, Bailiffs etc do not use violence against them, but given the recent illegal Police raids on the site and the force used by them recenty I must admit I have worries for the camper's safety. May the Goddess protect them and may the media be well represented at any eviction to prevent the 'authorities' using excessive violence, as I fear they might otherwise do.
Doubtless many of the 'happy campers' will be moving on to their 'sister' camp at Camp Bling, Southend or other protest sites to carry on the struggle to save our Mother Earth.
As to Titnore Wood's future, the fat lady (cheers for that image Pagan) has not yet sung and I think she's gonna get a bad case of laryngitis soon! :grin: