Preston New Road Community Fracking Blockade
 
The protest continues!
 

Green Monday speakers usually commence at 12:30pm at the entrance to PNR fracking site.
 
 
Dr. Tim Thornton 5 November - He is going to speak on the health implications of fracking.
 
Natalie Bennett 12 November - Ex leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.
 
To be confirmed 19 November - A speaker and filmcrew from Ecotricity.
 
Marianne Birkby 26 November - Marianne is the founder of Radiation Free Lakeland, which for 10 years has been fighting the government’s plans for new nuclear builds, and for nuclear waste geological dumping. She will be focusing on the close proximity of Cuadrilla's operations to Springfields, and why this makes fracking at PNR and Roseacre - with its proven risks of earthquakes - so dangerous. she will also be talking about what they have been doing to stop all fossil fuel extractions near to dangerous nuclear installations.
 
Sue Hampton 17 December -  Author and activist.
 
Watch this space for further speakers.  Meanwhile, I shall be issuing the usual tsunami of requests to the great & the good!
 
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 number 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 are plenty of B&B's in Blackpool and the number 61 bus will take you from Blackpool to Maple Farm Community Hub, or further on to the gates of the fracking site. Or 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.