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Farmers Against Fracking Demonstration


Farmers Against Fracking Rally in Preston. October 2014
Farmers Against Fracking Rally in Preston. October 2014
Preston New Road, A583, Fylde
Reclaim the Power


A day of family-friendly action for anyone who grows (or eats) food. 

What's going on?

This July people from all around the UK are converging on Blackpool to support those resisting the first UK attempt to extract fracked gas on a commercial scale. Lancashire is billed as 'the Texas of England'. What happens there will inform whether the industrialisation of the countryside for gas extraction is rolled out or pulled back. So as part of a month of protests, there's going to be day of mass demonstration for anyone who grows (or eats) food. Showing up really will make a difference. Currently just the presence of more than 100 people at the entrance to the construction site shuts work for the day.

What can I expect at the protest?

Work at the fracking pad starts at 8:00am, so we're asking those that can to arrive the night before, on Thursday 20th. There'll be camping by donation, food and music as well as the delights of Blackpool pleasure beach. Please get in touch with Reclaim the Power if you have access needs - hearing loops, large print information, local beds to stay in and wheelchair access will be available. 

On Friday activities will run from 8am – 4pm and include a roadside sit down lunch banquet of locally produced food (wear your finest overalls) a stall space to sell produce and small roving workshops on everything from Propagation for Kids to A Brief History of Land Rights.