Local and National Media

Please find below an archive of the local and national press related to this campaign. Wherever possible, links to the recordings or articles will be included. All copyright of images, text or recordings is owned by the publishing media group. SOWA claim no copyright on any materials referenced here unless explicitly stated.

Forwarded to us from a supporter travelling in Napier, North Island, New Zealand (received 12th February 2018).

"I noticed this as we were exploring North Island and could not resist sending it to you. The cathedral in Napier was rebuilt after being destroyed in the massive earthquake that affected the city one sunny morning in 1931. I thought the words in front of the veggie plot about 'feeding the community' were very appropriate to your cause"

Click here to see the image sent

Following the announcement from the Diocese of Coventry that they are delaying a decision and wish to talk with the allotment committee, several press articles and radio & TV were published. Below are some of the recent offerings:

The Stratford Observer published their updated story on 2nd February 2018

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BBC Midlands published a package recorded at the allotments throughout all the bulletins on 31st January 2018. The links will take you to the evening news in which the package is presented.

Midlands Today: Late News

Midlands Today: Evening News

Midlands Today: Lunchtime News

(Links will expire after standard iPlayer cycle)

 

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire - Phil Upton afternoon show ran the story as an ongoing piece with dial-in from the public and with interviews with members of the allotment committee.

Selected items (but in no way comprehensive) can be heard around the following times:

Allotmenteers & Ruth Marlow (Secretary of Diocese of Coventry) interviewed @ 1:10:00 to 1:17:00

Sharon from the committee is interviewed @ 1:44:00 to 1:50:00

Jess from the committee is interviewed @ 2:10:30 to 2:23:00

Phil Upton makes a specific reference to the Allotment Twitter account @ 2:42:30 to 2:45:00

Phil Upton generally extends the discussions throughout the programme.

(Link will expire after standard iPlayer cycle)

The Stratford Herald published an update on the future of the allotments on 31st January 2018.

Click here for a snapshot of the article (all copyright by Stratford Herald)

 

The Stratford Herald published a follow up article on the future of the allotments on Thursday 13th July.

Click here for a snapshot of the article (all copyright by Stratford Herald)

The Guardian's Josh Halliday and his photographer came to the site on Wednesday 5th July and interviewed plot holders and villagers alike. They have just published their article overnight

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BBC Radio 4 "Sunday" programme ran a piece on the development issue (Link will expire after standard iPlayer cycle). The package time on the programme commences at 25:30 and ends 30:07

Click here to here the programme on iPlayer

ITV Central News filmed and broadcast interviews and reports as the 6pm headline story on Tuesday 4th July 2017

Link to follow

The Daily Mail ran an online report on Monday 3rd July 2017 and printed the story in the hardcopy paper on Tuesday 4th July 2017

Link here

BBC Midlands news filmed at the allotments and broadcast the report on Wednesday 5th July 2017. We were live on air on both the lunchtime and evening news bulletins, and a recorded package was run on the late edition.

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BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire broadcast interviews from the allotment on Tuesday 4th July 2017

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The Sun newspaper ran a short article on Tuesday 4th July 2017

The Stratford Observer published the story on 5th July 2017

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Leamington Courier published the article on 30th June 2017

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Leamington Observer published the story on 30th June 2017

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Stratford Observer published the story in their paper and online

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BBC News - Coventry & Warwickshire reported the news on their live blog

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The Stratford Herald published the story earlier in the week

 

 

 

 

www.sowa.org.uk is a community action organisation initiated by the Wellesbourne Allotment Association