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Greencastle camp remains as notice deadline passes

THE Greencastle Peoples’ Office protest camp remains in operation, despite the passing of a deadline for an Enforcement Notice from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

Last month, planning officers had delivered the notice to the site, which now includes three caravans. 
 
It gave the occupiers 28 days to comply.
 
That deadline was marked yesterday (Wednesday) by a social gathering involving musicians and singers at the site as well as those who are opposed to gold mining locally.
 
Prior to the event, activists had pledged that they would not be removing the camp which has been operated for over 500 days since February 2018. 
 
Cormac McAleer, chairman of Save Our Sperrins, said the camp would remain as a focal point for opposition to gold mining in the Sperrins. 
 
“There has been no word from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and the message going out from here is that the Greencastle Peoples’ Office will not be moving,” he said.
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