Sizewell Nuclear Power Camp
- Anti-nuclear camp in Sizewell, Suffolk (UK) on April 23th-26th, 2010
- more information: http://www.tridentploughshares.org/article1551
Camp Against Nuclear New Build
The UK government is now talking about massive expansion of nuclear power in the UK. Sizewell (in Suffolk, on the east coast of England) is planned to be one of the first built.... Campaigning against new-build is stepping up. If we want to stop the next generation of nuclear power – NOW is the time to act.
- Friday (Apr 23) at 2pm Sizewell beach car park- to set up the camp.
- Saturday 24th, 12noon – 2pm at the entrance to Sizewell A and B
- A protest outside the gates of Sizewell opposing nuclear power and supporting the alternatives.
- Public Meeting
- Saturday 24th, 7:30pm at Leiston Community Centre
- Some people from the camp will be explaining the reasons for the camp and recent direct actions at the NPS - including, why they are against nuclear power, the alternatives and the problems with the decision-making over the UK energy structure.
- Workshops and Walks
- Sunday 25th, At the Camp
- Basic nuclear physics, What is Energy? Alternative Energy? , What’s Wrong With Centralised Energy?, What is so great about decentralised energy?, Wildlife spotting on the site where Sizewell C is proposed, and workshops on a variety of Campaigning Skills run by Seeds for Change.
- A day of remembrance and activities.
- Monday 26th, Meet 12noon at Sizewell Beach Car Park
- Remembering the hundreds of thousands who were affected and those who continue to be affected by the Chernobyl disaster 24 years later.
- Friday 23rd, 6pm onwards until Monday afternoon
Sizewell is on the Suffolk Coast about 8 miles from the A12 about 100 miles from Central London. The nearest train station is Saxmundham which is 7 miles from Sizewell. There will be people cycling from Saxmundham with a nuclear white elephant on Friday so please get in contact if you would like to join them. The postcode for the power station is IP16 4UE if you want to look it up on the Internet.
What You Will Need
Food will be available at the camp (suggested donation £5 per day for 3 meals a day) so just bring the other stuff that you need – tent, waterproof clothing, ideas etc. It may be windy and the soil under tents maybe sandy. Disabled access is possible; contact us if you would like to know more on accessibility.
About The Camp
We want as many people as possible to feel comfortable at the camp, so please, if you have to bring alcohol, be responsible, keep it to a real minimum and no loud music please – successful campaigns need support from the people who live locally! The camp will not be run for you but by you so please be prepared to help out with washing-up etc.
It would be great to have some idea on numbers so that we can plan food etc, so if you can, please let us know if you are coming. (Contact details below)
- Telephone: before camp 0845 337 0282; at the camp 07976705127
- Email: sizewell AT stopnuclearpoweruk.net
The event is organised by the Stop Nuclear Power Network - http://stopnuclearpoweruk.net
No to New Nuclear Power - Yes to Decentralised Energy!
If you do not think nuclear power is the answer to climate chaos come and join us in the 2 day demo and camp this weekend.
- Where - Sizewell A and B, Suffolk UK.
- When - 25th April
- Time -12 noon
Speakers include- Pete Wilkinson Co-founder of Greenpeace UK, CORWM etc (tbc), Peter Lanyon and Charles Barnet, Shut Down Sizewell Group, Mell Harrison, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Sizewell Blockaders, Rupert Read Green Party European candidate.
Bring a banner, friends, music, colour, costume, cakes and tea.
There will also be a camp on the beach over night so that we can hold a vigil on the morning of 26th April, Chernobyl Day, to remember all those who are still being affected by the 1986 disaster.
Bring a tent, water and a sunshade.
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