Monday, July 09, 2007

Fordhall Press, just confirmed...

Just Confirmed......

After the article's in the Sunday Times and Saturday Mail over the weekend, the office has once again gone crazy as interest in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative gains momentum.

You can read the Sunday Times article by following this link

The pending publication of Charlotte and Ben's book, 'The Fight for Fordhall Farm' is drawing in all the press as they begin a week of interviews and tv appearances. They began today with a 15 minute interview on BBC Radio Shropshire on the drivetime programme with Sam Hatton. And they will travel to London tomorrow for many more and the list has just been confirmed...

If you want to listen then why not tune in to one (or more) of the following:
  • BBC Radio 4. Midweek Programme - 9am Wednesday
  • BBC Radio Scotland. 10.15am Wednesday
  • LBC 97.3 Radio (London). 1.30pm Wednesday
  • BBC Radio Bristol. Richard Lewis afternoon show. 3.30pm Wednesday
  • BBC One Breakfast News. 9am Thursday
  • BBC Radio Cumbria. The Ian Timmis Show. 1pm Thursday
  • BBC Radio London 94.9. The Robert Elms Show. 2.30pm Thursday
  • Channel 4 Richard and Judy Show. 5pm Friday.
  • BBC Radio 4. 'On Your Farm'. 6.40am Sunday 15th July
  • BBC Radio 2. Johnny Walker Show. Sunday

They will also be in the Guardian Newspaper on Wednesday - can you keep up - not sure if we can!!!

Also dont forget that the book is now available online direct from Fordhall Farm at

Many thanks to all our existing shareholders and volunteers for your support - we could not achieve this without you!

p.s. As Ben and Charlotte are in London for most of the week, Sophie is holding the fort in the office. Therefore please be patient if we do not answer your emails or phonecalls as efficiently as we normally would - you can be sure that we are doing our best to stay on top of everything.

Thank You

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard you speaking on radio 4 this morning and i am so impresed with what you are doing that I had to write straight away.

Having come from a family of tenant farmers I know how difficult it can be, as my father who was the tenant of the farm has recently died. Too many small farms have disapeared and the communities they were part of are the poorer for it. Big is not necescerily best, and unfortunately we can sometimes only apreciate the full value of what we have untill it is gone and it takes people with vision and passion to fight for what they can see is very worthwhile. the ford hall farm project is a true pioneering and visionary project and leeds the way ahead for the future of agriculture in the community.
Evelyn, Notts.