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 (7:00pm): Rain cleared and more people coming down to show their support.
Update (5:00pm): Very large numbers of police being used to try to imposed fracking on the people of Balcombe. Come and support them!
Update (9:40am): Fracking truck attempting to force way through blockade with help of police. Come down and support community!
Update (9:00am): Weather not great today but but community standing strong against Cuadrilla’s fracking threat. Come support them.