Animal Uprising Outside High Court this Friday Oct 5th

Photo call: 9.15am – 10am, Friday 5 October, outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL. Badger, bat and dormice masks provided!*


Campaigners from the Hastings Alliance will be in the High Court this Friday, challenging the Court’s decision not to grant a judicial review of Government funding for the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road: the first and the worst of George Osborne’s ‘hundreds of new roads’.

Come and show your support for their appeal – and your opposition to Osborne’s Roads to Nowhere – this Friday morning.

Action called by the Combe Haven Defenders.


Even as scientists report a record Arctic ice melt – indicating that man-made climate change is progressing at a faster pace than had been anticipated – George Osborne wants to spend billions of pounds building hundreds of new roads: many of them pointless and damaging schemes successfully stopped by the 1990s’ anti-roads movement.

Of the 45 transport schemes approved in the past year, the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) – work on which is currently due to start in January 2013 – is the worst in terms of carbon emissions.

The BHLR is a line in the sand: stop it and we have a real chance to halt the whole programme before it gets started.

For more info on the Chancellor’s ‘Roads to Nowhere’ see
For more info about the Hastings Alliance’s legal challenge see

* The adverse impact of the road on the area’s badgers, bats and dormice is noted in the East Sussex County Council’s own 2007 “Environmental Statement” on the road.