When the media was covering Balcombe, protesters were announcing that 85% of the locals were against fracking.
But according to this:
850 households received the poll document. And subsequently:
only 284 polling cards had been returned.
Out of those 284, 125 had concerns for fracking.
And the most popular concern was "Increase in road traffic through the village"
If it's such an important issue to the people of Balcombe you'd have thought more than a third of the people would have responded.