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Anna Tonkin

We’re lighting up Long Copse Lane!

As the expected application period draws closer, we’re planning to show everyone how much we all Love Long Copse Lane by planting thousands of daffodils and other bulbs along the verges to create a fantastic spectacle in spring time.

Help us plant the bulbs

On Saturday 3rd November, 10am – 1pm we’re all meeting to plants the bulbs and we need all the help we can get! Please come along and help. Find us on Facebook and tell us you’re coming to the event if you can.

Please also tell your friends and family and spread the word!

Bring a spade/tools and gloves if you can.

Donate for daffodils

We’re also looking for donations to buy even more daffodils – we want it to be a huge spectacle so that media and local press cover it, highlighting the plight of the Save Long Copse Lane campaign.

  • £27 buys 500 daffodils
  • £20 buys 300 daffodils
  • £10 buys 100 daffodils

Donate here, entering the amount you wish to donate in Paypal:

Donate to buy daffodils

So, help us to Light Up Long Copse Lane!

Thank you all in advance, we really appreciate your continued support!

A traffic nightmare!

If you’re local, you’ll know the kind of traffic chaos you can can face on Long Copse Lane. The lane is just that, a small, thin and winding road with hedgerows and lots of entrances into houses, farms and parkland. We’ve had this video sent in that highlights the typical issues faced on the lane. We think this clearly demonstrates why Long Copse Lane is NOT that place for 260 new homes and in excess of 500 cars.

Campaign Signs have arrived

Just in case anyone has missed our campaign 🙂 we’ve ordered some lovely signs which have arrived this week! The first deliver was a test sample and we’ll be getting more very soon.

They will be available to order and buy online. They cost £15 at cost price and they will take up to 2 weeks to be delivered. More details on where to order very soon…

We hope to have lots of signs up around the local area very soon!

PLEASE attend the meeting on 23rd May

We cannot emphasise how important it is that people attend the 3rd consultation meeting this Wednesday. We need to show that our concerns have not gone away and that we still oppose the development – the more people there to show their objection the better!

We see the meeting as another opportunity to understand the proposed development details in terms of transport and infrastructure, rather than a way to register your areas of objection which should be saved for your office objection when the application is underway.

With this in mind, please do share with us any objections that you have and we will be able to support you in placing your objection when the time comes.

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 23rd May from 17.30 until 20.00 at the Emsworth Community Centre.

Branding set for the campaign

We have a logo! We felt that the campaign needed an identity in line our ethos; something that represents the users of the Lane and the people, animals and wildlife that will be affected by the development.

The logo we’ve agreed on is as follows:

Within the logo we have represented:

  • Trees and hedgerows
  • Humans – walkers, commuters, children
  • Dog walkers
  • Cyclists
  • Horse riders (horseshoes)
  • Bats
  • Birds

We’re hoping that this roundel logo will become synonymous with the campaign – please get behind us to help oppose the development!

Committee Established

Following a meeting of Long Copse Lane residents, councillors, and other interested parties, a core committee was established for the Save Long Copse Lane campaign. Members were chosen for the skills they could bring to the campaign such as planning experience, professional skills or just their commitment to the campaign.

The first meeting was held on 17th May and a plan was drawn up for the first stage of the campaign to be launched very shortly. Watch out for the logo, website, Facebook page and group and email sign up list to receive information and updates on the campaign.