Sand and Gravel Protest at St John’s College – Tuesday 28th May

A very successful protest was quietly held outside the doors of St John’s College attended by 65 villagers.

School children from St Peter’s Primary School wore air pollution masks and handed out leaflets to passing students explaining why we were there.

We received good responses from the students who up until yesterday were unaware of the situation.

The Students Union are now raising the matter at their next  meeting.


The Daily Mail visited Barford last week and ran the story on Saturday 1st June


Villagers take their fight to the Dreaming Spires of Oxford


ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE OXFORD, WORTH £600MILLION,

ARE GOING TO PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH CHILDREN’S LIVES

AND

DEVASTATE THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE,

ALL FOR £2MILLION

PLEASE HELP US STOP THEM TURNING THIS

INTO THIS

♦ The quarry will produce deadly silica dust that can cause lung cancer,
asthma, heart disease and COPD. The prevailing winds will carry this
dust directly towards a primary school risking 1000’s of children’s
lives.
♦ The quarry will destroy 220 acres of prime farmland which is
desperately needed in these uncertain times.

♦ The quarry will devastate wildlife, ancient hedgerows and heritage
sites.
♦ This is AGAINST St John’s college own environmental policies.

HOW CAN YOU HELP STOP THIS?

♦ Supporting us on twitter #LandNotSand
♦ Email Professor Snowling (St John’s College President)

to SAY NO TO THE QUARRY: president@sjc.ox.ac.uk


Quarry Update – Our Fight is not over!!

Now is the time to persuade St John’s College to Remove Site 4, Wasperton Farm

from the Warwickshire Local Minerals Plan (Land Allocation)

 WE NEED YOU TO….

Write to:The President of St John’s College, Professor Maggie Snowling

St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3JP or email:- president@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Courtesy Copy or  post to: Members of the Governing Body at the same address or email addresses available here

://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/discover/people/

 

There are some sample letters here – you can simply personalise or amend as you would like

Prof 1   Prof 2   Prof 3   Prof 4   Prof 5   Prof 6

But, if you have the time and the inclination, why not write your own letter explaining why you feel they should remove Site 4 from the plan?

We would like correspondence to be a steady prolonged approach so please email Jenny jenjennieo@gmail.com to register your desire to participate and she will co-ordinate when to send.