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Twin demos as activists protest over Bexhill to Hastings link road plans
7:50pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
Activists dumped a tree branch outside a council meeting in protest against the building of a controversial link road.
About 40 members of the Combe Haven Defenders group held a demonstration outside County Hall in Lewes where East Sussex County Council members were meeting yesterday (February 12).
The protesters are opposing the local authority’s building of the £94 million Bexhill to Hastings link road. Clearing work for the route, which will connect the A259 and the B2092 across the Combe Valley, began in December.
Protesters confronted councillors with foliage from felled trees, while others donned face masks of council leader Peter Jones.
Gabriel Carlyle, of the Combe Haven Defenders, said: “Today, the trees of Combe Haven have come back to haunt East Sussex County Council, just as this environmentally-disastrous road will come back to haunt the council unless it does an urgent rethink.”
Meanwhile, some of the more senior link road activists staged their own ‘Gran Prix’.
The grandmothers took to the water in rubber dinghies to protest against the building of the road on the flood plain.
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