Yorkshire & the Humber

Yorkshire & the Humber

PHONE AND EMAIL BLOCKADE - AGAINST GM & BAYER

22.3.04
Phone 01223 252514 - direct line of Paul Rylott, head of Bayer Bioscience.
Email ukinfo@bayercropscience.com

Paul Rylott may have been sacked by Bayer but he's not gone yet! And he is still one of the key players in the attempt to bring GM crops into Britain.

More sabotage of Bayer

31.01.2004

Locks jammed at Bayer Crop Science in North Yorkshire

On the 30th of January the Bayer Crop Science facility in North Newbalds, North Yorkshire had all its locks jammed with metal and superglue.

'Fun in the Sun'day at Thorne Moor

26.5.02

26th May was 'Fun in the Sun' day, a joint Leeds FoE/Leeds EF! Event.

Friends of the Earth ran a market stall in Thorne in the morning, where locals made cards, placards, posters and balloons with messages to be taken in to Scotts.

Power Lines Come Down at Hatfield Peat Works

01/05/2002

We received an anonomous tip off that on the night of May the First a small group of people visited Hatfield Peat Works at night.

They attempted to bring down the two power lines that provide electricity to the works. One of the support posts for one of the power lines was succsefully brought down, but unfortunetly the other line proved to be indestructable.

Easter 2002 Scotts Hatfield Moor Peat Blockade

Easter peat blockade 3
Four days of direct action at the Scotts Peat works, Hatfield Moor, near Doncaster.
MONDAY 25TH- THURSDAY 28TH MARCH 2002

new deal for peatbogs? Limited victory so battle continues...

A deal was announced today (27th February 2002) between Scotts and English Nature, to restore major peatbogs as ecological sites.

The deal is undoubtedly very good news, but it is certainly not the end of the story. The main pointsof the deal are given below.

Monday 18th February 2002 - National Day of Action against Scotts

Corwen peat (national day of) action
Across the UK offices, factories and peat extraction sites belonging to The Scotts Company (the world's largest horticultural company) were today occupied or disrupted by activists protesting against the continued destruction of rare raised peat bog habitats. Seven facilities belonging to Scotts were targeted by Peat Alert, a recently-formed national campaign network, which aims to stop peat extraction in the UK and Europe. "We want Scotts to know that they cannot continue decimating our wild places without attracting this type of disruptive opposition", said Danielle Locke, a spokesperson for the network.

Hatfield Moor peat works disrupted

26/11/2001 Work stopped for 3 hours at Hatfield Moor Works

On Monday 26th November a group of around 30 people entered the site of the Scotts Company UK Ltd.

As work on the surrounding peat moorland has stopped for the winter, the action was concentrated on the adjacent works, where peat is processed and bagged for sending off to farmers and garden centres around the countries.

Hatfield Moor peat mining halted

21/10/2001

Ten people from Nottingham visited Hatfield Moor as their part of the days of action against peat mining.

Despite a large amount of pre publicity there was no police presence when we arrived and we entered the moor with no hassle.

late August mass peat trespass

25.08.01

On Saturday the 25th August during the Northern Green Gathering a Mass Trespass was planned.

About 70 people left the gathering and met up with a few people from The Ramblers and other local conservation groups. There was a very low police presence, which was generally ignored and the majority of people trespassed onto the moor. A 'Bog off Scotts' banner was held up for photos.

Pixeing & a game of chicken at t'peat works

12.08.01

On Sunday the 12th August, about 15 people visited the peat works unannounced, finding it almost deserted and wandering around for about 15 minutes before finding any workers.

During this time, all the keys from the key safe and ignition keys for most of the machines disappeared and ended up at the bottom of drains and the engine of one of the two peat-moving trains got sand in the petrol tank.

Peat works shut down for 3 days

8/01

An action was planned to coincide with the EF! Gathering at the start of August.
A group of about 30 people headed off to the peat works after another action against prison labour in solidarity with Mark Barnsley.

The night-dwelling Fairies visit Thorne Moor

07/01 - on Thorne Moor

During July a couple of groups visited the moor at night and managed to find a pumping machine and move the hose, creating a mire on the track, the idea being to making it impassable for their machinery.

Another mass trespass to protect the peat bogs of midgy Yorkshire

26.6.01

We met up the night before for a briefing, giving out information about exactly what is at stake and the most effective things that can be done to disrupt work.

We camped for the night in the nature reserve just round the corner, getting eaten alive by small flying biting things.