Wednesday, 17 June 2009


Email from the Campaign against Climate Change:

Join the Mili-Band

Saturday 4th July 2009,

No New Coal at Kingsnorth !

No New Coal without 100% CCS from the start !

Details at and below :

Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband has invited people to mobilise to demand action on climate change so we are doing just that. On Saturday July 4, thousands of people will come together to form what is being called "the Mili-band" which will be a human chain surrounding Kingsnorth power station in Kent, to renew our demand that no new coal-fired power plant is built here unless it has CCCS working at 100% (or very close) from the start.

Campaign against Climate Change supporters will be meeting at 9.00 -9.15 am at Victoria Station to take the train to Rochester where there will be a shuttle service to join the Miliband at Kingsnorth

After the 'Miliband' itself there will be a big summer fete, with stalls, music and plenty to do for kids - as well as some great speakers. So this will be a family-friendly, fun, event. So bring your family, your friends etc... not to forget outdoor gear (appropriate to the weather), some water and a picnic if you fancy, though there should be some food available

The timetable for the day looks like this :


Shuttle buses ferry people from Rochester station to the event centre


Assembly on site and registration


Groups set off to take up their positions in the Mili-band


Photographs and video of the Mili-band


Finish and return to events centre


Live music on stage


Summer fĂȘte starts


Shuttle buses return people to Rochester station

If you have to come by car you need to park in Rochester and get the shuttle bus because there is no on-site parking for private cars at Kingsnorth For any group hiring their own minibus, please arrive at the Kingsnorth holding site no later than 11.30 (maps available soon). Parking for minibuses must be arranged either by contacting Will Tucker on 0121 634 3611, or emailing him at

If you are coming from outside London coaches are being organised by Oxfam from : Birmingham (8am), Bristol (8am), Cardiff (7.30am), Coventry (8am ) and Oxford (9am). You can book a coach place on the Oxfam website here The suggested donation for the return coach journey is £10 per person. Coaches will arrive at Kingsnorth between 10.30am and 11.30am and leave at 4pm.

Remember that this is to show Ed Miliband - and the national media - that the UK won't be able to show real leadership at Copenhagen in December if we are building new coal fired power stations at home.

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