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Reading a report from Australia today by a medical doctor who was documenting some of the health impacts of fracking and the tactics used by the fracking companies I was struck by this quote at the end :

Unfortunately, the company can get a foot in the door if the community is not strong and united. It only takes a few weak links. The gas companies are really good at picking off their targets to get a foothold; the trusting and uninformed, the crusty old guy who doesn’t get on with his relatives, someone ill who can’t carry on, the family with financial problems so bad they would be made up with a few bucks, the greedy one who doesn’t care and who is given a sweetener to be the local poster boy for the gas company…
They will also sniff around pretending to be the good guys, throwing a trivial amount of money at the local football team or sponsoring a major sporting or cultural event. They positively try to split communities.

What is clear is that Cuadrilla can and will pay piffling (for them) amounts to local community projects in an attempt to persuade us that the are, in the words of their web page title “Part of the Community http://www.cuadrillaresources.com/about-us/part-of-the-community/.

We note, without comment, that their published policy on bribery states that their policy included

“Not giving, promising or offering a bribe for any purpose including business advantage”
“Not making any charitable donations for the purpose of gaining commercial advantage”

I thought it would be interesting to document here the money Cuadrilla are spending on buying community support. Here is a list of what we are aware of so far. If you find out more please let us know and we’ll add it.

Cuadrilla, for the avoidance of doubt, paying a few thousand pounds does NOT buy you the right to pretend to be part of our community.

Lowther Pavilion£10,000Contribution towards 30k cost of bar improvementsMany people now saying that they will boycott the venue2014 01
Windmill Youth Development Group£6,000For the Snows Rebuilding ProgrammeShortly afterwards Windmill Youth Group wrote to LCC supporting Cuadrilla's planning application2013 01
Blackpool Gazette Young Engineers Competition£12,000Schools competition prize 2013 01
Treales cleanupUnknownClearing up mess made in their survey operationGreat PR photo of Cuadrilla's H&S Director having his hand squeezed by Fylde's mayor.2013 01
Layton Clarets Under 13 Soccer teamUnknownContribution towards team kitOn a photo call at a well we are told by a parent that "The site managers were horrible to the kids and the ' boss man' wouldn't come out to meet them.The coach ended up having a row with them. " Pantomime villains or what ?2012
Weeton Village Hall£2,000The money will be used to furnish and decorate the new village hall which the Parish Council hopes will be built in the next couple of years.2012 03
Elswick in Bloom£500The village Britain in Bloom campaign and wildlife meadow project.2011 06

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