Preston New Road Community Fracking Blockade


JULY ... the protest continues!

Green Mondays

Julia Steinberger 9th July 

Professor in Ecological Economics at Leeds University, to come and talk about her research into the political economy of energy, & about how much energy is required to deliver a good/sustainable life vs. economic growth per se. 

Siân Berry 23rd or 30th July

Sian is currently a Green Party councillor in the London Assembly, and one of the Co-Leadership candidates.

Natalie Bennett 13 AugustThis will be a VERY SPECIAL Green Monday, as it will be our…. FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!

The first Green Monday was on Monday 14 August 2017 - and our first guest speaker was Natalie Bennett - who has kindly agreed to be one of our speakers for our 1st. Anniversary:

As well as Natalie, we’re also very pleased to have as a speaker:

Asad Rehman, 13 August Executive Director of War on Want - previously, Asad had been Head of International Climate at Friends of the Earth:

We will also be trying to book musicians - and other forms of entertainment, in order to make this a really special day.

Jamie Bartlett 20 August - We are pleased to announce that Jamie is coming to speak to us.

Director of Demos’ Social Media Centre, and author of Radicals, which features a chapter largely about the Preston New Road protests

Speakers are organised by Allan Todd


HOW TO GET TO Maple Farm Community Hub & Preston New Road Community Fracking Blockade

• It's a few miles east of Blackpool.  For those using public transport, the nearest station is Kirkham-and-Wesham: from there, cross over the road outside the station and catch the #61 bus, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop close to the hub and another by the fracking blockade. Alternatively, you could take a bike and cycle from Kirkham-and-Wesham station, which also takes about 15 minutes.

• For those coming by car, the best route for getting there is as follows: Come off the M55 @ Jnc 4, onto the A583, signed Preston/Kirkham. Free parking is available at Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane PR4 3PE (Just off Preston New Road and around the corner from Maple Farm Community Hub). There is also limited free parking outside the hub. The fracking site is less than a 10 minute walk from the hub.

• For those staying several days, the owner of Maple Farm has also made space available for camping. For those who prefer more comfort, there is a Premier Inn on the roundabout as you come off the M55 at junction 4 - and it’s only a 30-minute walk to the fracking site.