campaign to save Oxleas Wood was where Dragon turned from an idea
into a reality. Here was a local campaign which had been fought
long and hard, but still seemed hopeless. At first we kept our Spiritual
and magical work a secret from the campaigners who had been fighting
for years to save the wood, but once we had earned their respect
through good practical campaign work, we became more open.
Very little has been written about the magical work
we did for Oxleas; perhaps the details are best left unspoken. But
somehow, through a combination of hard work, intelligent campaigning
and a bit of an eco-magical spin, we won. You may never have heard
of Oxleas Wood; there are no dramatic pictures or tales of daring.
But the Wood stands today as a beautiful as ever. Long may it stay
UK has more background.
There has been concern over the last few years that
a new river crossing might threaten Oxleas again.
The Minutes of the London Assembly on 19 June 2002,
Ken Livingstone said:
"I've made clear in all my meetings
with ministers - there is no question of the road scheme being taken
further south anywhere near Oxleas Wood. ... I will do everything
possible to make it almost impossible for someone ever to actually
build down to Oxleas Wood."