Save Symondshyde campaigners organise barn dance with a twist

Symonshyde Farm. Photo: KEVIN LINES

Symonshyde Farm. Photo: KEVIN LINES - Credit: Archant

A group of Green Belt campaigners are organising a barn dance to help save land from redevelopment.

Save Symondshyde hope hundreds of people will attend the dance, which is actually being held in a tipi, not a barn.

The group’s chairman, John Gardner, said: “This is a fantastic effort by local businesses to help us protect an outstanding and well-loved area of Green Belt land.

“A great many people have generously contributed to our auction, which includes a family photo-shoot, a Christmas wreath, beauty treatment, and a luxury safari holiday to Tanzania.”

The dance will be held near Beech Hyde Farm in Wheathampsted on Saturday, September 9.

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It is close to the site targeted for redevelopment for 1,130 houses by the Gascoyne Cecil estate.

Tickets for the dance, cost £10 for children,and £20 for adults, and are available from

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