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London: Grow Heathrow getting evicted

Reports coming in of Grow Heathrow (11 years old, previously on S!N) getting evicted this morning. As of noon, two people are resisting, any support welcome, comms are down.

London: Squatter’s Digest: Grow Heathrow halved, ciao to Asilo

I do have a pretty good excuse for being a little late in writing this month’s column, namely being arrested and remanded for a squatting-related offence (of which I am not guilty for the record, as I will be testifying at trial later in the year). At least I’m not all talk and no walk […]

London: Urgent support call-out as Grow Heathrow eviction looms

The squatted site, which was founded to oppose the nearby airport’s destructive expansion project, is facing a bailiff assault either tomorrow or on Wednesday. In the shout out for “urgent support against a land squat eviction” earlier today organisers at the four-acre camp [map] noted that the threat comes shortly before their ninth anniversary, which […]

London: Interviews and highlights from Grow Heathrow’s 6th birthday party

London’s most famous eco-squat, Grow Heathrow, celebrates 6 years of inspired resistance. We go along to the party and talk to activists there about their struggles, their successes and our shared future. Grassroots Takeover radio show: source: Occupy London

London: Grow Heathrow’s 6th Birthday, 4-6th March

On March 1st 2010, Transition Heathrow members swooped on an abandoned market garden site in Sipson; one of the villages to be completely tarmacked to make way for a third runway at Heathrow. 6 years later, and Grow Heathrow is still here. This weekend we’re celebrating this hub of social activity and resistance against Heathrow’s […]

London: Grow Heathrow lives to fight another day . . . again!

Grow Heathrow, who have occupied land in the Heathrow villages since 2010, were given a stay of execution as the court was adjourned until the summer of 2016. The Shadow Chancellor arrived at Uxbridge County Court this morning to show his continued support for the anti-third runway occupation. Mr. McDonnell handed in a statement which […]

London: Demonstration, Grow Heathrow in Court

Dear Friends, We have a court case approaching. Lewdown Holdings Limited (registered in the British Virgin Islands . . . .), at their antics again, are attempting to remove us from the community project that you and we have worked together to establish for five and a half years. We are going to court to […]

London: Grow Heathrow, 24 hours to save green belt land from development

Lewdown Holdings have submitted a planning application for the Sipson Garden Centre site, the land where a large portion of the community project Grow Heathrow is located. Hillingdon Council’s planning department will be accepting comments on the application from the public until August 6th (TOMORROW!). The link to the application on the council’s website is […]

London: Grow Heathrow successfully resists bailiffs

At 10:00 this morning (July 8) the land owner plus 5/6 bailiffs arrived to evict the residents of Grow Heathrow, threatening to break entry. Residents locked themselves to structures and climbed to higher ground. The police arrived, explaining to the bailiffs they were woefully unequipped to enforce an eviction. Indeed they were. Moreover, Inspector David […]

London: Grow Heathrow’s 5th birthday, 27th February – 1st March

Just days to go and we’re warming up for Saturday’s birthday celebrations. There’s an exciting line up, and more information about workshops, activities and timings below. Don’t forget to bring along seeds for the seed-swap, cakes for the cake competition and instruments for the jam. There’s plenty of space for camping. Join the Grow Heathrow […]

London: Grow Heathrow 5th birthday, 28th February!

Who would have thought it? It’s been 5 years of growing tomatoes, learning how to use renewable energy, protecting from planes, pollution and capitalism and finding out about what community really means.. so it’s time to party… Saturday 28th February 11am till late: 5th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Expect workshops, guest speakers, fun and games, pizzas, live […]

London: Grow Heathrow shows solidarity with Hambacher Forest in Germany

Responding to a recent call out, Grow Heathrow sent wishes of solidarity to Hambacher Forest on Thursday. Hambacher Forest is a camp comprising four occupations in the Rhineland of Germany, which is protesting against the expansion of one of the largest opencast brown coal mines. The mine is a disaster, not only in terms of […]