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 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


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