[frackoff-announce] Fwd: Tea Party At The Rig! Balcombe Blockade - Day 11

Frack Off tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sun Aug 4 20:55:05 BST 2013

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From: The Great Gas Gala! 
<<mailto:info at greatgasgala.org.uk>info at greatgasgala.org.uk>
Date: Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM
Subject: Tea Party At The Rig! Balcombe Blockade - Day 11
To: <mailto:info at greatgasgala.org.uk>info at greatgasgala.org.uk

Event: The Great Gas Gala! - Day 11
Location: Lower Stumble, Balcombe, West Sussex
Date: Sun 3rd Aug
Time: As early as you can make it

For the last 10 days the community in Balcombe, supported by people from
across Sussex and further afield, has been fighting to stop fracking
company Cuadrilla from drilling in their village. Tomorrow is Day 11 of
the ongoing community blockade and Cuadrilla will be attempting to
continue work at the site which requires ongoing truck movements. Come
support Balcombe in the fight to stop fracking.

Today, was the largest day of the blockade so far, with a large march of
villagers down to the blockade followed by the announcement of the results
of a survey carried out by the community (85% against, 9% undecided, 6%
for). Tomorrow will see a Tea Party at the rig at 1pm and a Fabric
Painting Workshop during the afteroon. Free bus from Brighton (10am Old
Steine near RBS)

Please come down and support the people of Balcombe, either tonight and
stay over, or tomorrow morning as early as you can. If fracking is not
nipped in the bud it will spread thousands of wells across Sussex and the
rest the country. Confront the frackers now or one day they will be on
your doorstep.

A variety of events are being organised over the coming days. See:

<http://greatgasgala.org.uk/events/>http://greatgasgala.org.uk/events/ or

Contact <mailto:info at greatgasgala.org.uk>info at greatgasgala.org.uk if 
you would like to organise an event at
the blockade.

Practical Information

See <http://greatgasgala.org.uk/>http://greatgasgala.org.uk/ for more 
details and directions to the site.

Please bring essentials such as food, water, and appropriate clothing/sun
protection. Try to avoid bringing alcohol, drugs, anything which could be
construed as a weapon, glass etc. Please try to bring something on the
wishlist here to support the camp:

Coming from Brighton? Jump on the FREE Frack Off bus at 10am Sun at Old
Steine bus stop (near RBS).

Coming from the South West? Frack Free Somerset are committed to
supporting with travel costs. Email 
<mailto:info at frackfreesomerset.org>info at frackfreesomerset.org

for car sharing options.

For updates on what happened already see:

* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 10
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 9
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 8
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 7
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 6
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 5
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 4
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 3
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 2
* Updates From Great Gas Gala - Day 1

Background information:

Cuadrilla, who are mired in planning issues in Lancashire where their
first test well triggered an earthquake, are seeking to open a second
front in Sussex. Cuadrilla's planned test well at Balcombe would be just
the beginning of a tidal wave of destruction, sweeping across the South
East. The licence blocks held by Cuadrilla and Celtique Energie in Sussex
could see thousands of wells drilled and fracked, plus associated
pipelines, compressor stations and processing plants.

Read these articles for more information:

* Fracking In Balcombe: A Community Says No
* Fracking Sussex: The Threat Of Shale Oil & Gas

Web: <http://frack-off.org>frack-off.org Facebook: Frack Off (UK) 
Twitter: frack_off
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