REAF Collaborate on Frack Free Food Campaign

Resident groups and environmental organisations from across Lancashire have joined together to plan opposition to the fracking industry in the county.lfffa_launch_preston_small.jpg

A dozen groups met in Preston city centre to share information on forthcoming applications by Cuadrilla for multi-well frack sites in the Fylde, and a current application to extend their operations at the Banks site in West Lancashire. The Banks site, where Cuadrilla have previously broken planning conditions designed to protect wintering birds, is on the edge the wildlife-rich Ribble Estuary and in an important farming area.

The groups also launched the Lancashire Frack Free Alliance which aims to unite farmers, chefs, restaurants and consumers to protect the local food economy from a large-scale fracking industry.

The groups in attendance were Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth, Defend Lytham, Frack Free Fylde, Garstang Against Fracking, Lancaster Against Fracking, Longridge Against Fracking, Preston Greenpeace, Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, Ribble Estuary Against Fracking, Roseacre Awareness Group, Singleton Against a Fracked Environment, Southport Friends of the Earth

REAF Information Events 2014

Ribble Estuary Against Fracking are back in 2014 to continue raising awareness locally and nationally on the negative impacts to communities resulting from the commercial development of High Volume High Pressure Slick Water Hydraulic Fracturing. The next information event will be held on Sunday the 26th of January at the following venue :-

Mere Brow village Hall
65 The Gravel
Mere Brow

Start time is 1pm and the event will run until 5pm. There will be members of REAF on hand to answer questions as well as a variety of media available. There will also be a presentation entitled Community Consultation: Theory vs Reality at 3pm by REAF Member Eve McNamara so be there just before 3pm if you can (Refreshments available!)

If you cannot make the meeting you can still share your views by filling in the groups online survey at

For more information on the events contact or phone 07582 809722

REAF collaborate with Greenpeace on Wrongmove Campaign

There was a good turn out to REAF’s informal drop-in event on Sunday 13th at St Stepehens Club on Hoole Lane. The event saw steady interest from local residents who wanted to find out more about Fracking and Commercial Shale Gas Development in the area. Visitors where treated to home made cake and tea or coffee and lively discussion and debate on a range of fracking related issues. There was also a plethora of information leaflets and flyers on hand to take away as well as petitions to sign.wm2.jpg

But this wasn’t the only success of the day when a last minute collaboration paid off with members of Greenpeace visiting the village for a launch of their Wrongmove Campaign - both REAF and Greenpeace members then engaged with local residents on their doorsteps and those most staunchly opposed agreed to host estate agents style signs outside their properties creating a highly visible symbol of opposition around the village!

You can get involved by visiting this site filling in your postcode and signing the petition. You can read more about the Greenpeace Campaign by visiting their blog here More pictures are available on our Facebook Gallery.

Related links :-

ITV Video: REAF and Greenpeace launch legal block to fracking
Business Green: Greenpeace launches legal bid to ban UK Fracking

Autumn Information Events

Ribble Estuary Against Fracking are running a series of informal information events around West Lancashire this autumn starting with Banks Village on Sunday 13th October between 12 and 5pm at the St Stephens Institute & Club on Hoole Lane, Banks

Residents are invited to drop-in at any time for an update and discussion on Shale Gas Fracking and how full scale commercial development might affect the area should it go ahead.

There will be multi-media presentations and information packs to take away as well as group members on hand to answer your queries. Free refreshments are also provided.

If you cannot make the meeting you can still share your views by filling in the groups online survey at

For more information on the events contact or phone 07582 809722


  • April 2014


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