Life has conspired against me getting down to the anti-fracking demonstrations in Balcombe, Sussex, but this afternoon I am finally able to be there. I used to go to Balcombe and play in the woods as a child. I also used to go to the Ardingly Reservoir – one of the main sources of water for the area, that is just a mile or so from the drilling site.

This afternoon’s visit is not a happy return to a childhood stamping ground, but rather a way of supporting brave people in their fight against the madness of greed.

What can I do? Add myself to the numbers, add my voice by taking my bouzouki with me and playing Sons and Daughters (of Robin Hood) at the top of my voice!

If there is any doubt that fracking is a bad idea, watch this film.