Say no to Mereham - Rachel uses net to spread word

PUBLISHED: 13:41 20 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:52 04 May 2010

Pic: Helen Drake

Pic: Helen Drake

A 12-year-old girl from Haddenham is taking on the might of giant developer Multiplex and opposing plans for Mereham new town. Rachel Manning, pictured, is spreading the word the through the internet networking site Bebo. She has imposed an image of the E

A 12-year-old girl from Haddenham is taking on the might of giant developer Multiplex and opposing plans for Mereham new town.

Rachel Manning, pictured, is spreading the word the through the internet networking site Bebo.

She has imposed an image of the Ely Standard's 'Say No to Mereham' slogan on her page.

Fellow Bebo users can see the image and leave comments.

The Witchford Village College student said: "I first became interested in the Mereham issue when I heard my parents' friends talking about it. I heard that loads more cars will be on the road and a lot of the countryside will be ruined. I will be affected because I go horse riding on the fields near my home and these would be taken away."

Mereham could bring 8,000 new homes to a 1,686-acre site between Stretham and Wilburton.

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