Fracking day of action on Sat 19th in #Eccles, #Manchester (well, #Salford)

The email below is from Ali Abbas, of Friends of the Earth. You can can reach him

Hi all,

I just wanted to update you on our plans for the fracking day of action on Saturday 19 October.
For those that missed last Tuesday’s full group meeting, the aim of the day of action is to engage as many people as possible about fracking in and get a photo in the local paper to help put pressure on the local council to go frack free.

The theme will be “The Fracking Word is a Dirty Word”, and we’ll be asking passers-by to sign postcards to their council leader and put them in a “swear box”.  If you’d like more details, join us at the climate campaign meeting from 6pm – 8pm on Wednesday at the Green Fish Resource Centre, or download the action guide, a summary briefing on fracking and the fracking FAQ.

After discussions with the anti-fracking group in Salford, we’ve decided to hold our stall from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 19 October in Eccles – either in Eccles Market if we can get a stall there, or at the bottom of Church Street opposite the bus station.

Thanks to everyone who’s already offered to help with the action.  We don’t expect you to spend all day at the stall (unless you really want to!) – even half an hour would be enough to give someone else a break – so please email/text me with the times you’re available (along with your mobile number) so I can make sure we have enough cover throughout the day.  And just to let you know, we can reimburse travel costs if you’d like us to.
It would also be really helpful if we could find volunteers for a few specific tasks:

  • one person to help get the stall kit from the office to Eccles in the morning
  • two people to get the kit back to the office in the afternoon
  • one person to be the media contact on the day
  • one person to take photographs of the action
  • one person to do a write-up immediately after the action to go on the website

If you’d like to help with any of these specific roles, or if you have any questions, please get in touch.



P.S.  Here are links to the two films we showed at the meeting, and the one we didn’t:

P.P.S.  Check out this blog about the Energy Bill, which explains it much better than I did!


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1 Response to Fracking day of action on Sat 19th in #Eccles, #Manchester (well, #Salford)

  1. gille liath says:

    I watched the first of the films there; we could have done with more specifics about water contamination. The industry claims there are no substantiated cases of this.

    I hope LibDem fans will also have read the blog link, and noted that they are being told by their ministers to vote *against* the inclusion of a clean energy target.

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