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.”
“Traffic Order -Experimental: closure to vehicles of BOATs on WHS!
Well its happening at last, despite warnings and being told we were making it up, here you are now – this comes of using the BOATs as a campsite. We had express warnings, we passed them on they get ignored and those that try to explain get abused. Those of us that fought this from 2009-11 will be interested to see how this plays out, what another waste of so many people’s efforts then!
Statement of Reasons For Making the Above-Mentioned Order ………………… [there are others, but this stands out!]
“There is now considered to be a potential danger to non-motorised
highway users (pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists) who are now having to negotiate around increasing numbers of both moving and disordered parked vehicles (cars, motor homes, and large vans) when using the byways where the public would normally expect levels of motorised traffic to be lower than that of other users.”
ROUND table email from EH – Notes and Agenda will be in Files
4 july 2018 “Dear All,
Please find attached to this email a summary of notes and actions from the Round Table Group meeting held on 4 July 2018 in Salisbury. Many thanks to all who contributed in advance or by attending in person.
The next Round Table Group meeting is on Wednesday 17th October from 1pm to 3pm at Fisherton Hall, St Paul’s Church, Fisherton Street, Salisbury, SP2 7QW. The ground floor meeting space is within a friendly and accessible venue positioned very close to Salisbury Train Station with excellent parking facilities and dedicated disabled spaces directly outside. Full details are available on the website http://www.stpaulssalisbury.org/content.cfm?id=351.
Agenda for Next Meeting
The primary focus of the next meeting will be to discuss Winter Solstice 2018. A draft agenda is attached and a final agenda will be shared with you ahead of the meeting. Please use the online form below to contribute your ideas for the agenda and confirm your attendance.
The online form is available via this link (URL https://goo.gl/forms/ZXKTpB7ho4UOTDc82) and has been created to improve digital communications. We hope that these processes will improve the efficiency and fairness of the meeting discussions and help us to work collaboratively to find inclusive solutions. Please follow the link to:
· Confirm your attendance at the meeting
· Contribute to the agenda by submitting your key related concerns and queries
Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroline Johnson | Solstice Coordinator | Stonehenge