Day 21 (Weds 14th) Of Community Fracking Blockade In Balcombe Sussex
Next Day: Day 22
Fracking company Cuadrilla Resources are trying to start drilling in Balcombe, West Sussex and the community is trying to stop them. Over 250 people stopped 15 trucks bring on equipment on Day 1 (Thurs). On Day 2 more than 100 police were used to break the blockade and escort trucks onto the fracking site. On Day 3 the community continued to resist attempts to force trucks through the blockade but gave up early afternoon. On Day 4 Cudrilla did not attempt to bring any trucks onto the site. On Day 5 Cuadrilla continued to try to push trucks through the blockade and the community have continued to resist. Camp is still going strong and renewed efforts are being made to defend Balcombe. See Fracking In Balcombe: A Community Says No for background to issues involved. Scroll down for photos.
Update (2:30pm): Prosecution was pressing for them to continue to be banned from going to Balcombe but court has given them unconditional bail. Next court date set for 2nd Oct.
Update (10am): Solidaritea outside Crawley Magistrates Court for 9 defenders of Sussex appearing in court.
Update (9:30am): Day 21 of the community fracking blockade in Balcombe. Renewed efforts by Cuadrilla to force fracking trucks through the blockade. One arrest. Come lend your support!