28Jul SHREWSBURY Peace News Summer Camp 2011

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Tue May 24 21:41:42 BST 2011

Peace News Summer Camp 2011
28 July at 09:00 - 01 August at 17:00
Crabapple Community near Shrewsbury

Gabriel Carlyle

Peace News Summer Camp is an inclusive, 
democratically-run five-day 
experience-in-miniature of the kind of world we 
are trying to bring about. Bring your own 
contribution to a space that bridges the usual 
divisions in our movements and our society, where 
we pay as much attention to how we bring about 
change as to the changes that are so desperately needed.

We will be learning from other movements, 
struggling with challenging issues, creating 
greater cohesion in a segmented peace movement 
and debating nonviolence. Workshops will range 
from theoretical discussions to practical 
planning for actions later in the year. There 
will be over fifty years of activist experience 
at the camp, along with fresh faces.

Fed by local organic fruit and veg (lovingly 
cooked by the wonderful Veggies of Nottingham), 
we’re camping in a family-friendly and 
renewably-powered way from 28 July - 1August near 
Faringdon, Oxfordshire, to make the world a better place.

See www.peacenewscamp.info

camp details

Low impact, high participation camping

As a temporary community focusing on building a 
better community for all, the Peace News Summer 
Camp will be based on some of the things that are 
needed for a good community; encouraging 
participation and self-government, and minimising 
its impact on the planet. The camp will be 
renewably powered and will have running water. 
There will be luxurious compost toilets, 
strawbale urinals and basic washing facilities.

The camp will be open from Thursday 28 July and 
will end on Monday 1 August. If you are available 
to help set up the camp in the few days before it 
starts and tat down after it finishes, your help 
would be really appreciated! Please contact us to let us know.

View Larger Map

The Camp will be located in the ground of the 
Crabapple Community in Berrington village near 
Shrewsbury. It is a few miles out of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. See map.
How much it costs and how to pay

Entrance to the camp costs £15-£60 depending on 
income. For under 14 year olds the camp is free. 
The camp is organised on a small budget by a 
group of volunteers – we are relying on the 
entrance contributions to break even so please give what you can afford.

The cost per day of 3 meals will be £6-£10 for adults. See Camp catering.

You can pay online at the Peace News webshop. 
Please send cheques (made out to ‘Peace News’) 
with your name and address to Peace News, 5 
Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DY. If you prefer to 
book by phone with a credit card, please ring the 
Peace News office on 020 7278 3344. Office hours 
Monday-Friday (except Wednesdays).

We don’t issue tickets but will put your name on 
the list of people who have pre-booked.

You will be able to pay at the camp but orders 
for food should be received in advance. You can 
book for food when you book your place at the 
camp or you can contact contact us nearer the time with your order.
How to get there.

The camp is on the edge of Berrington village 
just outside of Cross Houses. We encourage 
campers to use public transport if possible as 
the village is easy to get to by bus.

The nearest train station is Shrewsbury. You can 
then get the bus to Cross Houses (see below). If 
coming from a long distance it can sometimes be 
cheaper to get a ticket a large station such as 
Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester or Crewe 
and then a separate ticket on to Shrewsbury. 
Check national rail for train times and prices.

There is also a taxi rank just outside the 
station. Accesible taxis can be booked from here.

There are regular buses to that come to within 1 
mile of the camp. The 436 bus to Bridgenorth 
operates between Shrewsbury and Cross Houses. You 
will need to press the stop button when you see 
the sign for Cross Houses. Some of the services 
on this route are low-floor accessible buses, 
contact Arriva ( 
http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/contact-arriva/) for 
details. The bus station in Shrewsbury is close 
to the train station. The camp itself is about 1 
mile from the bus stop (see map for the location 
of bus stops in Cross Houses and the route to the camp). See the bus timetable

If you intend to come by bus but need help 
getting to and from the bus stop, you can arrange 
a pick up with us. Details of this will be 
available nearer the time so please check back here.

There will be a limited pickup service operating 
between the camp and Shrewsbury train station 
which will need to be booked in advance. This 
will only be operating, by arrangement, for those 
with lots of luggage, children, restricted 
mobility or who find it difficult to use the bus 
for other reasons. There will be more details 
about this nearer the time so please check back.

There are car parking spaces available, but not 
in the camping field itself. Please notify us in 
advance if you intend to bring a vehicle. 
Priority will be given to people with mobility 
needs. Please travel by public transport or make 
alternative arrangements, such as car sharing, if at all possible.

See here directions and a map to the camp from 
Shrewsbury for cyclists and others

See a map of the site here

See the bus timetable

Accommodation on the site is camping only. Please 
bring a tent and any equipment you need to camp 
for your stay. For those of you who don’t want to 
actually camp at the camp, a local B&B would be an option.
Camp catering

Veggies of Nottingham will be providing a 
wonderful vegan spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The cost per day of three meals and drinks will 
be £6-£10 for adults (depending on income). 
Individual meals can also be bought at the camp. 
Catering for children will be organised 
separately by the camp. Orders for food should be 
received in advance. You can book for food when 
you book your place at the camp or you can 
contact contact us nearer the time with your order.

The camp will run a licensed bar during the evening.

If you have special dietary requirements, please notify us.
Family-friendly and accessible

We aim to make the camp as accessible to those 
with disabilities as possible. To make sure we 
cater for your needs, please contact us before you come.

There will be a family tent area for those with 
children, a kids activities tent and loads of 
great outdoors things for them to do. We will 
also be providing child-friendly food.
What to bring
A tent and sleeping bag and any other equipment you may need
Warm, waterproof clothes and boots. It can get chilly at night!
A torch
Money for the gate and for food from Veggies. See How much it costs.
Literature and things to share with others that may be of interest

No dogs are allowed on site – sorry.
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