October 23, 2012 by combehavendefenders
Press release Combe Haven Defenders 
10,000 Anti-Link Road Pledges Distributed at TUC March
New group opposing Link Road formed in Bexhill
Campaigners from Hastings and Bexhill distributed ten thousand copies of the Combe Haven Defenders anti-Link Road pledge last Saturday at the TUC’s massive “A Future That Works” march in London.
At least 15 residents of Hastings and Bexhill, wearing “Combe Haven Defenders” sashes and brandishing hand-made placards and bannnes, travelled to London to spread the message about the £100m Bexhill-Hastins Link Road (BHLR)’s pivotal role in George Osborne’s new national road building programme.
The Combe Haven Defenders (CHD), are calling on 1,066 people from across the country to “pledge to take part in peaceful resistance to the construction of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road”. The Pledge is now also available to sign on-line here.
The invitation to “Join the Second Battle of Hastings” was launched last week with a pastiche of the Bayeux Tapestry – featuring Chancellor George Osborne on a bulldozer, anti-road campaigners, and examples of local wild-life from the Combe Haven Valley.
Meanwhile, a new Bexhill-based group – Bexhill Link Road Resistance (BLINKRR) has been formed to oppose the construction of the BHLR.
Rosa Canadas, a spokesperson for the Defenders said: “George Osborne, big business and local councils want to spend £20bn on hundreds of road projects across the country: a huge waste of public money and an environmental disaster. The Bexhill-Hastings Link Road is the first and the worst of these projects and therefore also a line in the sand: stop it, and we have a real chance to halt the whole road-building programme before it gets started. This is why we urge people from across the UK to sign the pledge to resist the Road, and welcome the formation of a new local group – the Bexhill Link Road Resistance – opposing the Road.