Take Action

You may not think there is much you can do about any of this but, that’s where you’d be wrong! Here is a list of actions you can take right now to make your opinions known and effect change.

Fill in our online survey
We are currently running an online survey to gauge the opinions on Shale Gas Development of residents in the Northern Parishes. If you live in Banks, Hesketh Bank, Tarleton or Rufford you can participate in the survey. Click this link to get started! The paper based version for use at our meetings is linked here

Show your Opposition!
Print and post these A4 Window Posters to show your opposition to Shale Gas development in your area. While you are at it, register your disapproval by filling in your details on the Wrongmove website!

Object to further planning applications
Keep up to date with the latest planning applications and submit your objections where possible. You can find specific planning details from Lancashire County Council’s website http://planningregister.lancashire.gov.uk - you could also phone them and ask specific questions!

LIVE APPLICATION - example objection leter here!

Email or wrtie to your MP
Ask them to oppose Fracking. You can find your local MP’s contact details from the following site http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps

Submit an FOI Request!
Start here http://www.whatdotheyknow.com

Use your Phone
Ring the local council planning officer Ring Cuadrilla Resources Ring the Environment Agency Ring The Health and Safety Executive Ask questions. Get answers. Ring people you know and share your concerns.

Attend Local Council Meetings
Yes, they are boring however there is usually a 20-30 minute slot (often at the beginning) for ‘Public Participation’. Turnout is a yardstick for the strength of public opinion on local issues. Its down to you to turn up and get vocal.

Print and Post
Print flyers and post in prominent places. Keep leaflets at hand to give out whilst around town. Rubber stamp all your letters with ‘No Fracking’ etc - get the word out!

Leaflet Distribution
Leaflet drops are a great way to raise awareness locally. We are always on the look out for volunteers to help with leaflet drops.

Talk to People
Discuss this issue with as many people as you can. The people living near these sites were not afforded the basic rights of proper consultation - please don’t let that happen to anyone else!

Get Informed!
Read the linked information on this site and others so you are better equipped in understanding the problems and concerns!

Follow Us
Check back often to get the latest news and events. You can subscribe to our mailing list or better still attend one of our meetings.

Vote with your Wallet
Switch your electricity company to one that does not supply from fossil fuels. http://www.goodenergy.co.uk have over 100,000 customers and growing. Their supplies are 100% from renewables with a strong committment to partnering and investing in new renewable projects.

Donate to worthy organisations who care about our planet
Greenpeace UK - https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/donate
Friends of the Earth - https://www.foe.co.u … ct_debit_form_1.html
Campaign Against Climate Change - http://www.campaigncc.org/join


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