As you may have heard, Lancashire County Council will soon be deciding whether to give Cuadrilla permission to frack near two villages near the coast. This decision has serious implications for the UK – if it goes ahead it will set a precedent for the rest of the UK. But if we can stop it, it would mean a serious set-back for the industry.
We’ll be heading out to various towns across Lancashire over the next couple of weeks to put pressure on the County Council to reject these applications:
Sat 22 Nov: We’ll be in Lancaster from 11am to 1pm, and Preston from 2pm to 4pm. We’ll probably be catching the 9.46am from Piccadilly / 9.49am from Oxford Road (TBC), and should be back in Manchester by 5pm – or feel free to join us just for the morning or afternoon.
Thu 27 Nov: We’ll be handing in our anti-fracking petition to Lancashire Council Leader Jennifer Mein, and there will be a demo outside County Hall in Preston from 1pm to 2pm. Travel details TBC.
Fri 28 Nov: Mr Frackhead is back on tour, and will be in Lancaster from 11am to 3pm. Travel details TBC.
Sat 29 Nov: We’ll be joining Mr Frackhead in Accrington from 11.30am and outside Burnley football ground at 1.30pm. Travel details TBC.
If you’d like to help on any of these dates, please let me know either by email or by phone/text on 07786 090520 and I’ll send you full details when they’re confirmed. No experience is necessary, and Friends of the Earth will be happy to cover any transport & lunch costs.
Manchester Friends of the Earth
M: 07786 090520