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Spirits high among defendants in the fifth trial in Hastings (photo: CHD).

Verdicts awaited in final road protest trials

The trials – six in all – arising from protest actions against the controversial Bexhill-Hastings Link Road have now come to an end, though verdicts are still outstanding in a couple. Nick Terdre reports.

Emily Johns by Erica Smith for Shape and Situate zine

What’s happening at Combe Haven?

The battle for Combe Haven continues, with the latest concern for the Combe Haven Defenders being ‘The Queensway Gateway’ – a plan to build another road, which will link Queensway with the A21. This will be built through virgin woodland. HOT’s Erica Smith rounds up some of the latest Combe Haven stories.

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Toeing the line…

On Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April, anti-Link Road protestors marched to the Department for Transport (DfT) to demand the full DfT report on the Link Road was made available to the public. HOT’s Erica Smith put her cards on the table and joined ‘Operation Disclosure’ to search for the uncensored DfT report.

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Local residents blow whistles in the snow to stop the Link Road

Today, Monday 11 March, opponents of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) braved the snow to blow whistles outside the local Department for Transport (DfT) office in Hastings – and leafleted workers going into the DfT’s Information Rights. The action launched a call for DfT workers to “Blow the Whistle on the Link Road” by leaking the Department’s blacked-out recommendations about whether or not to fund the £100m project. HOT’s Erica Smith applauds the campaigners for another creative protest.

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