Thursday 15th Jan – Public Meeting, Elswick Village Hall
Saturday 17th Jan – Public Engagement in Preston
Meet at 9am at the Friargate entrance to St. Georges to spread awareness about the threat of Fracking in Lancashire and engage the people of Preston.
Tuesday 20th Jan – Bristol Scientist to Stand Trial
Bristol man and former nuclear scientist Dr Rowland Dye is bailed to appear before Blackpool Magistrates Court today. He is charged with causing “aggravated trespass” as part of a protest against Fracking in Lancashire last August. Come down to support Rowland from 9am.
Wednesday 21st Jan – Demo & Petition Hand-in at LCC
Join Frack Free Lancashire and Friends of the Earth as they hand in their anti-fracking petition to Council Leader Jennifer Mein. Meet at 9am outside County Hall in Preston. Please come down to show your support, wear yellow if you can, everyone welcome. After the demo there will be tea and coffee upstairs in the Station Hotel and a chance to chat about next steps.
Friday 23rd Jan – Preston New Road Residents Presentations at LCC
Today residents from Preston New Road present their evidence to the planning committee. The presentations can not be attended by members of the public but residents welcome support outside the council building. Meet outside Preston County Hall at 11am, presentations start at 12 noon. All welcome.
Monday 26th Jan – Roseacre Wood Residents Presentations at LCC
Today residents from Roseacre Wood present their evidence to the planning committee. The presentations can not be attended by members of the public but residents welcome support outside the council building. Meet outside Preston County Hall at 11am, presentations start at 12 noon. All welcome.
Tuesday 27th Jan – Public Meeting Burnley Central Methodist Hall
Join local residents to discuss the pros and cons of fracking at Burnley Central Methodist Hall. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Wednesday 28th Jan
LANCASHIRE FRACKING DECISION DAY
Today and over the next two days Lancashire County Council will be deciding whether or not to approve Cuadrilla’s fracking applications. These applications are the biggest fracking tests ever contemplated in the UK, if they go ahead they threaten to turn our precious county into a gas field. Concerned communities from Lancashire and around the UK will descend upon County Hall, Preston for a peaceful show of solidarity and resistance.
Please make time to come down and support the opposition to these plans. Wear yellow if you can, make a banner/sign and remember to bring warm waterproof clothes and food & drink to share. Everyone welcome from 9am.
IMPORTANT – What happens on the 29th and 30th is impossible to predict. Watch this space for updates. Times and dates for the planning decisions may be subject to change.