While wandering on the internet we came across this nice press release by ANDRA.
short translation ; they secured (evicted) the wood for being able to :
- repair the damage done to the wood
- to comply with the court decision of 01.08.2016 (put back the forest in the state it was before they cut parts)
- make the wood accessible again for walking around.
we hoped that they finish to restore the forest and promenading was now possible. Due to beautiful spring weather we were motivated to go wandering in the forest instead of in the internet. Before leaving we gathered some informations from the internet and found out that if we walk in the forest without authorization by ANDRA it will cost us 500€ by person by hour, due to a court decision ( more info below).
more information about the prescription at request and the 500€ fine if a person is inside the forest (Bois Lejuc) and/or blocking the work of ANDRA without being authorized by ANDRA, ANDRA can, by intermediation of a bailiff or a juridical cop, ask this person to leave or to stop blocking the work on pain of a fine of 500€ per hour. This is justified by reconditioning work (prescribed to ANDRA by the court of Bar Le Duc following their illegal cutting of trees), which would have been blocked by opponents. But the question is arising, why this prescription is lasting until September if the reconditioning works are already finished. Also Andras capacity to make law be edited in their favor is remarkable, even the juridical branch is creating a law for ANDRA even thought this usually is not within its scope of functions.
Since it was a beautiful day we wanted to start our walk immediately and not wait for ANDRAs authorization, so we decided that a walk in the forest must be worth 500€ per hour. While arriving at the entrance of the forest, we right away saw that ANDRA wanted to recognize the history of resistance within this forest, by keeping the tradition of barricades. Now that the sign “Welcome to the north barricade” was changed for a sign saying “private property, of limits”, the forest must surely be open for promenaders.
We entered the forest curious to see how the reconditioning works had advanced. According to ANDRAs press release they had to repair the all the damage done by the occupants of the forest while building houses. We were able to see to which point the forest was better of without those.
But according to a court decision also ANDRA itself had slightly damaged the forest, by clearing parts, which they now were able to recondition.
The only humans beings we saw during our walk were all wearing a police uniform. (We did not want to disturb the quietness of their walk, so we chose to stay discrete.) We got the impression that ANDRA, who now has the power to choose who is allowed to take a walk in the forest has quit specific criteria.
Besides the small damaging committed by ANDRA ( their reconditioning included) the forest as beautiful. So don’t hesitate to ask ANDRA for a permission to go for a walk in the Bois Lejuc.
We ave an amusing suggestion for you: you can contact ANDRA and ask for a permission to go for a walk in the Bois Lejuc.
ANDRA Centre Meuse Haute Marne BP9
08 05 10 79 07
PS: think about reminding them that there goal was to make the forest accessible for promenaders
PPS: don’t hesitate to spread this suggestion in your circles
PPPS: Don’t forget that there is a strong connection between ANDRA and the police, so protect yourselves.