Campaign receives boost from Cannes film director
November 28, 2010 by Gareth
Having used the services of companies specialising in flyer printing in Ware, a campaign group have turned to an award winning film maker from the area to help further their cause. STOP Harlow North (SHN) is a campaign group that is opposed to the proposed developments in the villages in East Hertfordshire that border with Harlow. Plans have been submitted for the area to develop thousands of new homes in this region by 2031. Campaigners had been using printed leaflets, emails and holding meetings in the village hall in a bid to drum up support to object to these proposed developments.
They had 2,000 names already objecting to the flood of new homes intended to be built in this rural area when, David Paul Irons from Ware, who had recently premiered a short film, Casting Call, at the Cannes Film Festival, approached the campaigners to offer his services.
Mr Irons felt very strongly about the cause and his campaign film is based around interviews with figures such as the members of the campaign group and Mark Prisk, a Government Business Minister and the MP for Stortford. Interviews are interspersed with visually stunning scenes of this area. It is hoped that the film has captured the rural charm of the area and will really bring home the message that this is a real threat to the rural life of East Hertfordshire and direct people to the website to object to the plans before consultation over the 8,500 homes finishes on the 25th November.