At the start of July our Walk The Route event brought together lots of local people to help raise awareness of not only the damage the Aquind Interconnector will do but also the locations immediately impacted along the proposed route from Eastney in Portsmouth to Lovedean. The walk started from Fort Cumberland car park in Easney where the cables are proposed to make landfall after crossing the channel. This car park would be taken over and approx. a third permanently set aside for a structure. At the start of the walk we had politicians from all three main parties, showing the shared opposition across the political spectrum. Penny Maundant MP (Portsmouth North), Stephen Morgan (Portsmouth South) and Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE (Leader of Portsmouth City Council) were all in attendance.
Walkers set off along the route through Eastney and then on to Milton. Along the way more people joined at different points, keeping the energy levels high. You can see the route and the stopping points that were used for the walk HERE.
The walkers successfully reached Lovedean sub-station in rural Hampshire completing another of our fun and successful community events, a big thank you to everyone who took part!
See the photos from the walk below.