MULTIPLE campaign groups are meeting this weekend to raise awareness about the worsening nature, climate and social justice crisis and to demand action. 

The campaigners are coming together after the UK government gave the go ahead for carbon-emitting projects which includes the approval of the new Rosebank oil development on Wednesday, September 27 and the softening of some Net Zero targets which enables the sale of new cars with combustion engines to continue to be sold until 2035 when previously, the deadline was 2030.  

The groups are also protesting the proposed dual carriageway across the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

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Campaigners will leave Salisbury for Bath on Saturday, October 28.

The protest will be family-friendly and wheelchair accessible and BSL friendly and will include stalls, workshops, speeches, and performers – plus satellite actions nearby.

There will be a disco-bedience mass dance afterwards, followed by a march through Bath city centre and then a community assembly at 2.30pm. 

Salisbury Extinction Rebellion spokesperson, Di Cross said: “This will be a motivating and inspiring event, building on the movement of movements created by The Big One protest in April. As we’ve seen from recent weather events – the hottest July, August, and September on record, and the distressing State of Nature report, things are getting worse, not better. We need to send our leaders an important message.”

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Wiltshire Wildlife Trust spokesperson, James Ravine said: ‘The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust works to drive nature’s recovery, connect all our communities with nature and empower them to take meaningful action for nature and to tackle climate change.

“Tackling the most pressing environmental and social crises will only be possible by working closely with other organisations in taking action locally and influencing nationally.”

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Organisations attending on Saturday include Salisbury's Extinction Rebellion, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Surfers Against Sewage, Greenpeace, Climate Choir Movement, Scientists for Extinction Rebellion, XR Psychologists, Climate Choir Movement, Save the Wye, The Green Party, Nature Watch, The Labour Party and many more.

A bus will leave Salisbury Coach Station at 8.45 am on Saturday, October 2 and go to Victoria Park, in Bath and will return from Bath at 5pm.  Tickets cost £20.