Preston New Road Community Fracking Blockade
The protest continues!
Green Monday speakers usually commence at 12:30pm at the entrance to PNR fracking site.
8 July - John Ashton former UK Special Reprsentative on Climate Change 2006-12.
15 July - Sian Berry Co-leader of the Green Party who is also a London Assembly Member and Camden Councillor.
5 August - Tony Lywood is a labour councillor on Keswick Town Council and on Cumbria County Council - and he is Labour’s PPC for the Copeland constituency (currently held by the Tories).
8 August (Thursday) -Dr.Gail Bradbrook - a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion!! Gail will be talking about her love for PNR activists and the wider anti-fracking movement. She will also be talking about what should be the next steps for the Climate Rebellion; and will be finishing with a Q & A session afterwards.
12 August *2nd Anniversary of Green Mondays* Speakers 11:30am onwards.
Gina Dowding - MEP Green Party councillor on Lancashire CC - and is now also Green Party MEP for the NW.
Steve Masters - A newly-elected Green Party councillor on West Berkshire District Council - and is also the Green Party’s PPC for Newbury.
Lindsey German - She is the founder member of the antiwar Stop The War Coalition.
Paul Jenkins -
NW Regional Organiser for Unite Against Fascism.
PLUS - DON’T FORGET!! WE ALSO HAVE MUSIC: The Nanas Samba Band; The Keswick Buskers; and Eve Norley & Allan Gray.
19 August - Our main speaker will be Sue Hampton who is a renowned and much-acclaimed author - will be making a welcome return to PNR.
2 September - IMPORTANT INFO!! This Green Monday will NOT be at PNR - but in: Manchester, outside the Civil Justice Centre,1 Bridge Street West. M60 9DJ.
Cuadrilla injunction trial: The hearing resumes for sentencing and an application by Friends of the Earth and the three campaigners to vary the Cuadrilla injunction order. So…PLEASE get along to Manchester if you can.
Anti-fracking protesters were found in contempt of court on 28 June 2019. In the first case of its kind in the UK, Mr Justice Pelling QC ruled that Katrina Lawrie (41), Christopher Wilson (55) and Lee Walsh (44) breached the terms of an injunction in force at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool.
Jenny Jones -will address supporters gathered outside the Civil Justice Centre at around 11.00am. Jenny is known as the Green Baroness and has been active on many fronts, including the environment. She has always campaigned on policing issues.
16 September - Fiona Prior is a VERY active member of North Cumbria Extinction Rebellion.
30 September - Doug Maw was the person who launched a petition against the new banknotes, because they contain products from animals that have been slaughtered. He is active now as a Brighton Green.
Speakers are organised by Allan Todd
HOW TO GET TO:
Preston New Road Community Fracking Blockade
and Maple Farm Community Hub
• Both are a few miles east of Blackpool. For those using public transport, the nearest railway station is Kirkham-and-Wesham: from there, cross over the road outside the station and catch the number 61 bus towards Blackpool, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop close to the Fracking Blockade and another half a mile further on at the Community Hub. 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 is: come off the M55 at Junction 4 taking the first left onto the A583 follow signs to Preston and Kirkham, at the roundabout take the first left. After half a mile or so there on your left is Maple Farm Community Hub. You can't miss it - the front is covered in huge anti-fracking notices. Down little Moss House Lane bordering the Hub you will find free parking at Maple Farm Nursery Garden PR4 3PE. There is also limited free off-road parking at the Hub. The fracking site blockade is about a 10 minute leisurely walk from the Hub along the pavement beside the main road.
• For those staying several days there is free camping available at Maple Farm Community Hub in a small field. A kitchen tent, lounge polytunnel and hired toilet are provided. For those who prefer more comfort, there are plenty of B&B's in Blackpool with the No. 61 bus to take you from Blackpool to Maple Farm Community Hub or further on to the gates of the fracking site. Alternatively, a Premier Inn is by the roundabout as you come off the M55 at Jn. 4 - and it’s less than 30 minutes walk to the fracking site.