Anti-homes group launches battle song
PUBLISHED: 08:30 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:37 12 July 2010
A special Fight for Wymondham song has been composed for a campaign group set up by residents to oppose controversial plans to build 3,000 new homes in the town.
A Fight for Wymondham song has been composed for a campaign group set up by residents to oppose plans to build 3,000 new homes.
It has been written and recorded by songwriter Trevor Ash to accom-pany a protest march next month and is now available to download from the action group's website.
"I wanted it to be a simple call to arms that people would remember. I hope the song will rouse the masses on September 6," said Mr Ash, who wants musicians
of all ages to join in the band that will be performing the song. "We welcome any instruments as long as you can play while you march, and we can make the sheet music available if necessary," he added.
London-based developer Pelham Holdings wants to build the homes to the south of the town, plus a business park, primary school, sixth form college, nursery and three local centres providing shops and other facilities.
Objectors claim the development would turn the historic market town into urban sprawl, changing the face of Wymondham forever.
The march will take place at noon on Saturday, September 6, and those wishing to take part are being asked to assemble at Ketts Park, off Harts Farm Road. It will finish in the town centre with a rally.
As well as the song, a poster can be downloaded from the group's website: www.fightforwymondham.
Event organiser David Wilkinson said: "We're asking everyone to put a poster up in their window to show their support and to spread the word. If you can't download it, give us a call and we'll make sure we get one to you."
Anyone interested in playing at the march can email supporter@
fightforwymondham.com or call Mr Wilkinson on 07766 287 233.