Please join BFARe and CPRE Bedfordshire. We are marching on MARCH 26TH at noon CLAPHAM in protest of the destruction of our Bedfordshire Greenfields!
BFARe demands that the government reconsider the destructive Route E for East West Rail. Now is the time to make a stand for the beautiful and accessible countryside in Bedfordshire and March for the Countryside. We stand to lose due to poor execution and management of the East West Rail route selection process. Homes, livlihoods and our environment will seriously suffer if East West Rail proceeds with Route E when a straighter, flatter and cheaper Southern route exists along established travel routes.
In addition, Bedford Council’s draft Local Plan 2040 calls for unnecessary large new town developments in order to meet inflated government targets based on out-of-date statistical data.
Our Bedfordshire countryside is needed for farming, carbon capture, and to provide wildlife havens to protect against alarming biodiversity losses, and a recreational resource to support the well being of local people.
Join us on March 26th – 12:00 NOON in Clapham
WALK START POINT in Clapham
The walk will begin at the junction of Green Lane / Clapham High Street, up Green Lane. We will then walk on Carriage Drive then turn North along Clapham Wood ending up in a field which will provide views of the alignments (still to be announced).
This is : 2.08 km (35 mins walk approx).
Please do not park in green lane or the Baulk. Please carefully choose a safe and legal place to park your car if you cannot join us on foot.
Our agenda : BFARe: The choice of Route E for East West Rail across an area of rural villages and quiet countryside & the destruction of homes in the Poets area of Bedford should not happen. More than ever, our countryside is needed for farming, for carbon capture, to provide wildlife havens to protect against alarming biodiversity losses, and a recreational resource to support the well being of local people.
The Countryside Charity Bedford ; This is a peaceful walk to show our appreciation of the wonderful countryside in Bedfordshire and raise awareness of threats to our precious greenspaces. That may be from development, infrastructure projects, loss of biodiversity or the impact of climate change.
Please wear hats / masks if you do not want to be photographed!