Balcombe Protest Camp To Close

An ongoing protest camp in West Sussex over exploratory oil drilling is to

close, with the landowners being told that the protesters would leave the site on Wednesday.

A number of arrests were made at the Reclaim The Power camp in Balcombe, including Green MP Coraline Lucas, over fracking it was suspected energy company Cuadrilla would carry out.

It is understood however, that others who have been protesting the drilling since July 25 will continue.

Cuadrilla had suspended work at their site during the camp but are now believed to hope to begin again "as soon as it is safe".

Organisers of the camp, No Dash for Cash, have also said its activists would continue to resist fracking in Balcombe and across the UK.


Related UK National News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

15 August 2014
Numbers Swell At Lancashire Anti-Fracking Protest Camp
A protest camp has been established in a field near a proposed drilling site in Lancashire. Around 100 members of Reclaim the Power have joined a group of local women who established the anti-fracking camp in Little Plumpton, near Blackpool last week.
29 August 2014
Nato Protest Camp Set Up In Newport
A demonstration camp has been established at Tredegar Park in Newport ahead of next weeks Nato summit. Five days before the summit is due to begin, a protest camp has been set up, including kitchens, toilets and washing facilities.
13 August 2007
Heathrow Protest Camp Established
Environmental protestors are demonstrating against the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport. The week-long 'Camp For Climate Action', with hundreds of protestors already encamped, is highlighting the link between global warming and aviation at one of the world's busiest airports.
28 July 2009
Criticism Over G20 "Kettling" Tactics
Police have been criticised for their handling of protesters and members of the public, during the G20 demonstrations, a parliamentary committee has said.
04 October 2006
Ken Livingstone appeals suspension
London Mayor Ken Livingstone is appealing against his suspension from the post over remarks made to a Jewish reporter. Mr Livingstone was given a four-week suspension by the Standards Board for England in February because of the affair.