Saved: How an English Village Fought for Its Future... and Won Paperback – 7 Apr 2007
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...a revelatory account of how the power and instant communication facilities of the internet can change the face of modern democracy." Best of British "David Hewson writes thrillers. Saved is a real life thriller, exposing the sham of "local democracy". A must for all those wanting to save their countryside and communities from the concrete mixers and the planning fixers." -- Robin Page, Countryside writer and broadcaster
Top Customer Reviews
This book tells of the spirited resistance, which was spearheaded by a website called 'save-wye' set up and run by journalist, Justin Williams and author David Hewson, which successfully brought about the demise of the ambitions to pour concrete over some of the most beautiful protected countryside in the South of England.
The reader is also given a rare insight into the behind the scenes machinations of local politics,unelected quangos and myriad of local government officers all combining in an attempt slip a major development under the radar of public scrutiny.
This book is invaluable for any community, rural or otherwise, whose way of life and environment is being threatened by seemingly overwhelming fire-power and resources.
David Hewson's book is extremely well written and holds your interest throughout.
David's journalistic style is concise and pacey. Definitely recommended.
What an amazing insight into the planning process (or lack of it) .... It's given me plenty of food for thought and a lot of motivation.
Thanks to David and Justin for protecting the beautiful village of wye. I hope I am just as successful in protecting the one where I live!
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great read. very similar events going on in Thanet involving KCC and previous local council, hope our campaign wins the day. People power can win as this book shows,Published 13 months ago by len
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An excellent account of an unexpected victory against apparently overwhelming odds. A boost to others trying to fend off the worst efforts of property developers, unprincipled... Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2014 by Dr Mary V Morris
Don't ever relax your guard - the forces of darkness are out there just waiting for your moment of inattentionPublished on 20 Oct. 2013 by Allan Winrow