Minibus to Balcombe – Reserve your Place now!

Frack Free Somerset & Frack Free Dorset have organised a minibus to take people to Balcombe on Thursday evening.

To reserve your place please email ASAP. Please write your name, number & number of seats and you Friday or Saturday preference.


Picks up at these locations:

3.30pm Pick Up Dorchester South Station
4.30pm Pick Up Glastonbury Town Hall Carpark
5.30pm Pick up Bristol Temple Meads

8-8.30pm Arrive Balcombe

When: Thursday 1st August 2013, returning either Friday or Saturday evening. Please email with your preference.


For the last 5 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. Cuadrilla will be attempting to bring more drilling equipment into the site. Large numbers of people are essential to prevent them from doing so.

Please come down and support the people of Balcombe! 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.

What to bring:

Please bring essentials such as food, water, and appropriate clothing/sun protection. We will be camping on Thursday evening so please bring a sleeping bag/mat and a tent to share with friends. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, we can organise sharing. 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:

For updates on what happened already see:

* 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


Posted on: July 30, 2013