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Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Blockade planned at Hinkley Point

PROTESTORS are set to hold a “symbolic mass blockade” at the entrance of Hinkley Point on Monday.

Anti-nuclear campaign group Stop Hinkley claims more than 100 people from across the UK have pledged to join the blockade, and says a march and rally will be held close to EDF Energy's regional headquarters in Bridgwater on Monday.

Group spokesman Andreas Speck said: “This blockade is designed to warn the UK government and EDF that those who understand the real dangers of nuclear power are not prepared to stand by and allow these untried, untested reactors to be built.

Camp timetable

If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible at, we will then send you direction how to get to the camp.
We will have regular information sessions in the camp, and on Saturday and Sunday there is a last chance to participate in non-violence training in the camp. Please contact us on training [at] if you are interested on one of the training workshops in the camp. Or give us a call on 0845-2872381.


Coach from Bristol on 3 October

If you want to take the coach from Bristol on Monday morning, (8.30 am, outside @Bristol £10/£6 waged/unwaged) please let SWAN know as soon as possible so they know how many seats they need. Tickets will be on sale at Booty, 82 Colston St, Bristol from the end of next week. The coach will arrive at the blockade around 10am as part of the second wave of blockaders.

Contact: South West Against Nuclear, swanactive [at]

Stop New Nuclear Police Liaison Team Meeting with Avon & Somerset police, 17 September 2011, 2-3 p.m.


Sergeant Craig Kirk, Avon & Somerset police, Inspector Bruce Turnbull, Avon & Somerset police, Andreas Speck, Stop New Nuclear, Angie Zelter, Stop New Nuclear.

The meeting took place in the Tobacco factory in Bristol. Both Andreas and Angie took notes.

Inspector Bruce Turnbull introduced himself. He normally works as a negotiator, and on the days of the demonstration in Bridgwater and blockade at Hinkley he will be our communication channel to Ch Supt Tilley, who will be silver commander. The bronze commander will be Ch Insp Paul Richards.

Stop New Nuclear newsletter no 5, 18 September 2011

Dear all,

welcome to our fifth Stop New Nuclear newsletter. With little more than two weeks to go, we need to make a last effort to mobilise even more people to the blockade of Hinkley Point on 3 October. More than 100 people have pledged to blockade, and 150 to support - can we reach the total of 300 pledgers within the next two weeks? Or even 400? Please help us to spread the information, and ask your friends, family, colleagues, ... to pledge.

STOP PRESS: London training session this Sunday 18.09.11

If you are based in London and want to meet fellow blockaders, there will be a training session and get-together this Sunday, September 18th. The session will be from 1pm - 5pm at the London Action Resource Centre, 52 Fieldgate Street, London, E1 1ES. Tea and cake will be available. The session will go through the logistics of the weekend camp and give everyone an insight into the different roles they can play at the blockade itself.

Hinkley Point nuclear power station (OpenStreetMap)

Below is a map of Hinkley Point nuclear power station on OpenStreetMap. You can zoom in or out on the map, to view more details.

You can also switch the background map to a different style using the layer switcher, which you can access by clicking on the + on the top right side of the map.

Hinkley Point - access road

Access road seen from the gate

The access road to Hinkley Point, seen from the gate.

Hinkley Point - main gate

The main gate of Hinkley Point nuclear power station

The main gate of Hinkley Point nuclear power station.

Hinkley Point - main gate

The main gate of Hinkley Point nuclear power station

The main gate of Hinkley Point nuclear power station.


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