“Save Combe Haven” Public Meetings in Hastings (4 Dec), Bexhill (11 Dec) and Crowhurst (16 Dec)

December 7, 2012 by combehavendefenders

Participants engaged in intense discussions at this September’s “Camp & Rally in the Valley”.

The Combe Haven Defenders and other local groups are holding a series of public meetings to bring people together to discuss what they can do to oppose the link road:

HASTINGS: Tuesday 4th Dec, 7.30-9.30pm at the Unitarian Church, South Terrace, Hastings TN34 1SA (map HERE)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/560971910595143/

BEXHILL: Tuesday 11th Dec, 7.30-9.30pm at Parkhurst Hall, Parkhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DE (map HERE)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/113230155509506/

CROWHURST: Sunday 16th Dec, 6-8pm, Crowhurst Village Hall, opposite the Church TN33 9AJ (map HERE)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/496935973679410/

These meetings will involve brief presentations from local groups including CHD, the Hastings Alliance and BLINKRR, followed by an opportunity for participants to discuss how the campaign should be moved forward.

All opponents of the Link Road welcome!


Press release
26 November 2012


The campaign against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) continues to gather momentum with a flurry of events over the next 3 weeks, including public meetings in Hastings, Bexhill and Crowhurst, an art exhibition in St Leonards, and a fundraising Ceilidh in Crowhurst.

The first of the public meetings – which are being organised to provide local opponents of the Road with opportunities to discuss ways of moving the Campaign forward – will be taking place in Hastings at 7.30pm on Tuesday December 4, at the Unitarian Church. Dates and venues for the meetings in Bexhill and Crowhurst will be available shortly on the Combe Haven Defenders web-site.

Participants at the “Walk, Eat, Draw” event on Saturday 24 November

A month-long art exhibition (“The Vision of the Valley”) – inspired by Combe Haven Valley and the campaign against the £100m Link Road – will also be taking place at the One Cafe, 1 London Road, St Leonards, beginning Monday 3 December. It will feature work by local artists and residents, including work produced during a combined walk, lunch and art event in Crowhurst and the valley last Saturday (24 November), which was attended by over 40 people.
A family-friendly Ceilidh in support of the anti-Link Road campaign –  with local beer from a Brewery in Crowhurst and delicious homemade cakes – will also be taking place at Crowhurst Village Hall on Saturday 8 December. Tickets are available from Music’s Not Dead in Devonshire Road (Bexhill), Trinity Wholefoods (Hastings), the One Cafe (St Leonards) and from May Treu (830 490) in Crowhurst.

Combe Haven Defenders spokesperson Emily Johns said, “Although construction of the road is now very close, we are still determined to save Combe Haven Valley. Our aim now is to create spaces where local people can come together, learn about what’s happening in Combe Haven, build community, and discuss what they can do to be part of the campaign to stop this disastrous Road.”

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