Operation Disclosure: Ultimatum Delivered! (4 Mar)

March 4, 2013 by combehavendefenders

Protestors outside the DfT (pic: Marta Lefler)

Protestors outside the DfT (pic: Marta Lefler)

Campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road converged on the Department for Transport in London on the 4th March to deliver an ultimatum to transport minister Norman Baker.

The ultimatum, inscribed in a slice of an oak tree cut down by contractors in the Combe Valley in January, states that “unless the Department for Transport’s redacted recommendations regarding the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road are released by 5 April, we the people will return to peacefully release this information ourselves.”

Ultimatum on ash slice from Combe Haven (pic: Marta Lefler)

Ultimatum on oak slice from Combe Haven (pic: Marta Lefler)

The delivery of the ultimatum marks the start of Operation Disclosure, a month of escalating peaceful actions designed to get the DfT’s recommendation on the link road made public. Forthcoming actions include “Blow the Whistle on the Link Road” at the DfT’s Information Rights unit in Hastings on Monday 11 March, calling for public-spirited members of the DfT to leak the Department’s recommendations about the Link Road.

At the doors of the DfT! (pic: Marta Lefler)

At the doors of the DfT! (pic: Marta Lefler)

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