A good crowd of approx 60 campaigners gathered together on Alton High Street for a peaceful protest today, to demand that East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment on Treloar Meadows.

A housing estate is to be built on Treloar Meadows, yet both EHDC and the developers, Crest Nicholson, are totally ignoring the fact that many rare and protected species of flora and fauna can be found within the former Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital site.

There to film was Allen Sinclair from BBC South news. Allen interviewed Ginny Boxall and then went up to the butterfly meadows to interview Dr. June Chatfield, who had kindly agreed to be filmed.

The campaign event continued in Alton town, with campaigners handing out Focus leaflets and collecting signatures for the petition.

A very successful event all in all, which was shown that evening on BBC South news. Thank you and well done to everyone who took part!

BBC South Today News

A slightly better quality copy

Posted by Ginny Boxall on Sunday, 27 May 2018

Video by David Hall