Protect Our Woodland

Campaigning to save ancient landscapes.

Formed in January 2002 by a group of Worthing residents concerned over plans that would destroy a unique local area, including ancient woodland. The Protect Our Woodland campaign has captured the mood of environmentalists up and down the country. 

Faced with the prospect of a 125 acre Greenfield site on the outskirts of Worthing being turned into a concrete jungle by road building, a new Tesco Hypermarket, up to 1250 houses + utility buildings, the locals decided on non violent direct action after the democratic process failed them. A treetop vigil started on Sunday, 28 May 2006 and despite a High Court order to quit, campaigners are still high up in the trees and down low in other places.

It's a sad fact that Ancient Woodland - some with origins in the last ice age - is being lost at an alarming rate, whether through new housing developments or road building, this wanton destruction of what has been called 'Britain's rain forest' must stop. How can we tell Brazil etc to stop tree felling when we're doing the same?.

We are constantly trying to update our website so your input is most welcome. Click to contact us.

Protect Our Woodland is generously supported by LUSH

A song for Titnore

The lyrics

  Directions to Camp Titnore What's it all about!
  Aerial View Of The Development What's on / Diary
  Pictures Important Addresses etc.
  Flooding: Where Next? Castle Goring
  Comment   Press Releases
  Meet the Supporters Read All About It  
  Ecology / Recordings   Spreading The Word
  Submission by the Woodland Trust Links

            We supported the creation of a South Downs National Park (click) **