Mondays at the Preston New Road fracking site (PR4 3PE) are when green, divestment, renewable and transition groups, NGOs and campaigners fighting for greener futures without fracking – come together. This Solidarity Demo is part of a ‘Green Monday’ series of demos held at the Preston New Road site every Monday since July to protest against fracking.
The site is easily reachable by car or public transport. Directions on how to get to site:
For those using public transport, the nearest station is Kirkham & 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 very close to the fracking site. 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 (off Preston New Road), PR4 3PE – Tel: 01772- 685166. The farm is less than a 20-minute walk from the fracking site.
As part of the on-going protest campaign against fracking at Preston New Road, local people have organised ‘Green Mondays’, as a follow-on from the Rolling Resistance campaign which Reclaim The Power helped organise throughout July. From environmental groups, including the Green Party, Greenpeace UK and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland to divestment, transition, renewables and other groups as well as individual ‘greens’ from all walks of life… this event each Monday is for us to raise our voices against turning areas of the UK into gasfields.
This developing fracking site on Preston New Road (the A583) had its planning REJECTED by Lancashire County Council but with a Westminster dictate, local democracy was ignored and permission granted. Residents and campaigners have been protesting daily at this site since 5th Jan 2017 – urging the government to halt fracking and address the dismissal of democracy that was needed to make it happen.