Report on First Formal Meeting - 15th November
National Trust refuse to remove nudist 'boundary'
We thought our meeting with the National Trust had been constructive and useful
but we were
wrong. They wrote to us on November 15th saying that they had altered
the route of 'Heather Walk' but that the red topped posts marked the
'boundary' of nudist use and they would not extend them. In other words, they are attempting to pen a rising nudist population
into an area of 45,000 square yards (equivalent to nine football
pitches), just ten percent of the traditional nudist area. Furthermore, as much as half of their designated area is unusable due to
the slope of the dunes or the density of the vegetation.
National Trust make minor change to Heather Walk but it still runs right through
the middle of the traditional nudist area
The "alteration" to the route of "Heather Walk" amounts to no more
than the straightening of a dogleg - about a hundred yards of the path
is moved about fifty yards to the west, but the path, allegedly for the
use of visitors who do not wish to see nudists, still runs right through
the middle of the traditional nudist area. This, combined with their
policy of encouraging textile use of our area, (the effect of which is
to dilute the nudist population), their misrepresentation of the facts
and their arrogance in ignoring our views, suggests very strongly that
their long term agenda is to ban nudism entirely.