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New link road protesters climb trees in threatened area

Around twenty protesters demonstrating against proposals for the new Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) have climbed trees in areas threatened by the route.

The Combe Haven Defenders are calling for 1,066 people to come to Hastings to help them peacefully resist the construction of the Link Road. The trees near Adam’s Farm in Crowhurst, are on the route of the BHLR.

“The second Battle of Hastings has begun in earnest this morning. We intend to do everything in our power to peacefully resist the Road, and urge all those concerned about the environment, the countryside, or the public purse to join us.”

– Gabriel Carlyle, spokesperson for the Defenders