Despite a low turn out on the day, the festival campaign sponsored event held at the site of the bean field trashing in 85, was most appreciated and well received on face book/ social media. At least two of those present back in 85 are no longer with us … Shax (only 15 yrs young at the time, and Phil the beer, rest in power, with us in spirit, always … Thank you Wally Dean, Rollo, etc, for your support !!
this June see’s the festival campaign celebrate a decade of music, organisation and subversion @ Stonehenge – with a legal ‘all dayer’ @ the BARGE INN, PEWSEY, WILTS … entry is FREE* / donations – with camping available in advance – check out the flyer etc for info or contact the usual june helpline on 079854 10448
All day event, main bands start 7 PM till Midnight … contact the Barge Inn for camping : £12 in advance / book early to avoid disappointment 07917 407 522 > campaign helpline 079854 10448
Recent fears that Stonehenge custodian’s ‘English Heretics’ would be influenced by new anti-traveler legislation (brought in on June 28th 2022) seem to be unfounded – However, the campaign would like travelers from the Romany community to take this opportunity to join with us @ Stonehenge in defiance of the latest unjustified and racist anti traveler laws specifically aimed at the Romany/ gypsy community. The latest indications are …
the Stonehenge drove will remain open for the forthcoming overnight autumn equinox celebrations > Sep 22 / dawn access Sep 23 2022 > (Free parking / camping/ dawn access into the stones. Wilts A303) You can expect the campaign mobile (Info, welfare, lost & found etc) and entertainment from the ‘Dub Bus’ / Love & @narchy sound system, DJ’s Jah Maker, DJ BOSH, etc, and live solo sets – Bands invited, Circus & fire wanted – Helpline 079854 10448
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thank you everyone that made it onto, or tried to reach, this years Stonehenge free festival ‘Satellite site’ only two miles away from those sacred stones > those Rock n Roll UFOs didn’t disappoint as Chris Bowsher’s R.DF. took to the stage @ 11:00 PM solstice eve and gave a fantastic show … that those devotees on site wont forget in a hurry – this was the campaign’s fifth consecutive year of sponsorship and co-ordination. Thank you everyone that rang the two helplines this year. Having agreed to move on from a previous site @ Ratfyn Barrows it wasn’t too long before Wilts police’s ‘liason’ officers found the new festival site’s location and eventually got round to closing the grassy drove to further vehicles – unfortunately Celtic Steve & the N.F.A band just missed out !! We move into uncharted territory as the new Anti traveller / gypsy laws are introduced. With the autumn equinox celebrations @ Stonehenge approaching we’ve yet to see how the council & police are to react. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the campaign/ Dub Bus Krew, Lief/ Love & @narchy Sound system, Lisa Vallance, Lou & Mardi, etc, etc
“Here is a quick summary of the Round Table meeting in Salisbury, held on the 4th March, 2019 to do with the forthcoming Spring Equinox at Stonehenge..
Wiltshire Council assured us that the Droves will be open for the Spring Equinox which is to be for the sunrise on Thursday 21st March. EH’s car park will be open free of charge from 4:30am. The Visitor Centre Toilets will be open and EH will be running buses from their car park. The car park will open at 4:30am and the buses will start running around 5:30am.”
Around 8.09 a.m. on Saturnday 22nd December 2018 the sun will rise at its most southernly as seen from the Stones.
But the Drove will probably be blocked by the alleged ‘authorities. , English Heritcage are opening their carpark at around 6 a.m. but refusing entry when its closed. See https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/plan-your-visit/winter-solstice-at-stonehenge/
STOP PRESS – the order closing the drove may have been quashed in court today
English Heriticage are opening their gates to their carpark and to Stonehenge at 5 a.m. on Sunday 23rd September 2018.
Unfortunately the Drove will be closed.
There are rumours of bands playing at Woodhenge
ROUND TABLE GROUP CODE OF CONDUCT (May 2018)
- Prepare for the meeting by reading the agenda, papers and any emails before the meeting.
- In order for all points on the agenda to be heard – try to be concise.
- Contribute positively to the discussions.
- Speak truthfully and do not deliberately misrepresent and misquote an individual (whether they are a RTG attendee or outside the meeting).
- Listen to other people’s views respectfully and don’t talk over others when they are speaking.
- Discourage side conversations to enable everyone to concentrate on the meeting.
- Agree to differ on issues where a ‘consensus’ is not reached.
- Commit to sharing the information exchanged with your external groups and organisations
- Actions from meetings to be distributed within 2 weeks of the meeting taking place
- Aggressive behaviour, swearing or insults won’t be tolerated by the group.
- Attendees unable to abide by the Code of Conduct may be issued with a warning and can be asked to leave; in extreme circumstances the meeting will be ended.