Monday, 13 February 2017

The BIG one: 25 Feb 2017

The BIG one... will you show up? ♥

DON’T FRACK LANCS - NATIONAL RALLY


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As part of the ongoing Solidarity Saturday’s we are calling a national rally and beg your support. Please come if you can to show support for residents and their long and ongoing campaign to stop fracking at Cuadrilla's proposed fracking site on Preston New Road. It's more important now than ever that we send a strong message to the fracking industry - that there is no social licence for fracking in Lancashire (or anywhere).


The Rally with community activists is family-friendly and there will be transport options advertised soon. Refreshments, music and speakers, including local residents, the Nanas, local businesses, trade unions, environmental groups and others.


Supported by: Preston New Road Action GroupFriends of the Earth,Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Greenpeace UK, @Reclaim the Power , UCU - University and College Union, and others (TBC).


Called by: groups and residents who comprise Frack Free Lancashire.


#DONTFRACKLANCS
#WeSaidNo


The planning for this site has been REJECTED by our council, REJECTED by tens of thousands of residents and is the subject of two legal challenges that have yet to be heard - yet still, Cuadrilla has started work at Preston New Road. Westminster bypassed local democracy to make this happen and overturned the council decision at appeal. IF we can't succeed in stopping them here - then we are challenged further at sites where councils have given in due to political leaning and huge cost of rejecting (only to potentially have that overturned) We urgently need a strong showing of national support to be heard and to help local residents who are campaigning daily to stop fracking in Lancashire.


Each day for over a month, people have gathered to delay Cuadrilla’s progress. They continue to receive huge support from passers-by. Online too there is a wealth of support that nourishes the daily actions and ensures visibility.


But not everyone can be at the demonstration each weekday 9am-3pm; so on Saturday 25 February, the National Rally though can bring us all together to call as one, for this industry to be stopped.


This is an opportunity for people from across the country – as well as passers-by, drivers who honk support, visitors, residents, Protectors and frack-free groups from everywhere to show that we stand with local people and send a message to Cuadrilla that they have no social license to frack in Lancashire.



There will also be Frack Free Lancashire merchandise, information sheets and plenty of people who can answer questions. You can park at World of Water and Preston New Road is on the bus route between Blackpool & Preston. Check with your frack-free group or Frack Off (UK) to see if buses are going from your area.


We do hope you can join us ♥

Activities for the day 25 February – all welcome! 



> 11am arrive and rally starts


> 2pm rally ends (BUT many will be staying for further music and solidarity as well as a blessing for the water ...see below x)
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A blessing of the water and earth that is threatened by fracking at this site on Preston New Road in Lancashire.


On the day, there will be a seperate event from 11am for the frack-free community - the BIG one, Don’t Frack Lancs - National Rally. THe rally finishes at 2pm to allow those who have coaches to get them home - locally though we will be holding a ceremony and hope any who are still around can join us. More details to follow x