NWETF delete page showing questionable support
STOP PRESS: And it’s back – but minus three “supporters” who are presumably not supporters and with one added.
The current version is therefore rather misleading as it now suggests that the list provided to LCC did not have these three names on it when rather clearly it did and had the extra one when it did not.
Naughty little tinkers aren’t they? Did they think nobody would notice ? 🙂
Following on from Frack Free Lancashire’s press release concerning allegations that the North West Energy Task Force claimed support for fracking from people who actually oppose it, it seems that NWETF no longer feel it appropriate to show the page with their self-congratulatory Presss Release on it, which was at http://www.nwenergy.org.uk/lancashire_business_leaders_to_local_council_give_shale_a_chance
Lancashire business leaders to local council: “Give shale a chance.
A group of local business leaders in an open letter today (8th January 2015) have urged Lancashire County Council to grant permission for the development of two exploratory wells in Lancashire.
More than 100 business leaders from across the North West region argue that natural gas from shale will create thousands of jobs and improve local wages through access to a £33 billion supply chain that will be generated by the industry.
The business leaders add that “tangible benefits are already felt with the Government announcement for a new £10 million national energy college based at Blackpool – allowing for the training of the next generation of highly-skilled workers in our region.”
The letter comes as a recent Johnston Press poll highlighted a clear majority of 57% in Lancashire want to see shale gas development in the Fylde Coast a chance.
Notable signatories of the letter include Claire Smith, President of Stay Blackpool, Babs Murhpy, Chief Executive of the North & Western Chambers of Commerce, and John Kersey, Lancashire branch Chairman of the Institute of Directors.
Lancashire County Council will be determining the planning applications on two proposed shale gas exploration sites at the end of January, one at Little Plumpton and the second at Roseacre Wood. The Environment Agency has announced it is minded to grant the necessary permits required for both sites.
With the Council due to vote on the future of natural gas from shale in the region by the end of the month, local business leaders are set to host a rally for supporters tonight in Blackpool.
Claire Smith, President of Stay Blackpool, which represents over 200 B&Bs and hoteliers in the Blackpool Bay area, said:-
“The exploration and potential for development of natural gas from shale presents a once in a generation opportunity to harness the benefits that a new supply of gas could create for jobs in the Lancashire region. I believe that natural gas from our region’s shale can be the next chapter in the North West’s proud 250 year old industrial story and we must all get behind the Bowland Basin to make this a reality.”
Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chambers of Commerce, said:-
“Natural gas from Lancashire shale represents an opportunity to boost skilled employment and stimulate our local economy – providing a sound basis for long-term economic growth in the North West.
“In light of what this could mean for jobs, local investment and taxes, I urge all businesses in the region to get behind the development of natural gas from shale.”
1) Notes to the editors:-
For further information or comment please contact Maurice Cousins on email@example.com
This letter was co-ordinated by the North West Energy Task Force, a coalition of over 500 businesses, economists, academics and local communities. The Task Force is supported by both Centrica Energy and Cuadrilla Resources.
Johnston Press poll (20th October 2014): http://www.lep.co.uk/news/business/business/was-decision-over-lancashire-s-fracking-plans-right-1-6904912
2) The letter signed by 119 businesses published in the Blackpool Gazette:-
“Independent economic evidence shows that natural gas from shale will create thousands of jobs and improve local wages through access to a new £33 billion supply chain.
Tangible benefits are already being felt with the Government announcement for a new £10 million national energy college based in Blackpool – allowing for the training of the next generation of highly-skilled workers in our region.
A recent Johnston Press poll highlighted a clear majority of 57% in Lancashire want to see shale gas development in the Fylde Coast.
We therefore call on Lancashire County Council to grant permission for the development of two exploratory wells in Lancashire. It is time to give shale a chance.”
3) The signatories:-
|1)||John||Beswick||Marriott Drilling Group|
|3)||Andrew||Yule||Sprint Employment Services|
|4)||Peter||Worthington||Builders Suppliers Ltd|
|6)||Paul||Wood||Brian Royd Mills|
|7)||Jim||Wood||Turner EPS Limited|
|13)||Les||Webb||Kenyon Transport Warehousing Distribution|
|14)||Jane||Watson||JC Altham and Sons (Lancaster) Ltd|
|15)||Peter J||Walton||Waltons Coach hire|
|17)||Stuart||Thompson||Thompson Motor Group|
|21)||Simon||Talbot||Ground Gas Solutions|
|22)||Chris||Snow||D Morgan PLC|
|23)||J William||Smith||Glen Garth Guest House|
|24)||Mark||Smith||Number One South Beach Hotel|
|26)||Jon||Slater||Slater Safety Supplies|
|27)||Sue||Shalloe||Preston Antiques Centre|
|28)||Paul||Sergeant||Nutexa Frictions Ltd|
|29)||Marcus||Saul||Aggreko UK Ltd|
|31)||Barrie||Russell||Protec Fire Detection PLC|
|32)||James||Rudd||NSG Environmental Lid|
|34)||Benjamin||Riley||Thermal Hire Ltd|
|35)||Coral||Rigby||Fylde Home Search|
|36)||Wayne||Richardson||Richardson Traction Ltd|
|38)||Susan||Rashid||Supply Chain Consultants Ltd|
|42)||Gordon||Owen||North West Aerospace Alliance|
|44)||Babs||Murphy||North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce|
|45)||Janette||Mitchell||Gweryd Lakes Fishing|
|46)||Peter||Merrick||A.M. SEAFOODS LTD|
|49)||Neil||McArthur||Oyster Eco Build|
|51)||Graham||Love||Janet Dixon Town Planners Ltd|
|52)||Gary||Lovatt||FSB Federation of Small Businesses|
|53)||Sybaris||Lomax- Dwent||The Berkeley|
|54)||Stuart||Livesey||Delta Imperial Credit|
|56)||Paul||Linderman||Paul Linderman Lettings|
|60)||Ian||Kenyon||ANDREW INDUSTRIES LTD|
|61)||Barbara||Keighley||Supply Chain Consultants Ltd|
|62)||Adam||Kaley||Aegis Services Limited|
|64)||Susan||Howarth||The Roebuck Inn|
|65)||Steven||Horsfall||Summerfield Residential Home|
|66)||Anita||Hickey||Claybank Motor Co|
|67)||Paul||Hennessey||ATG UV Technology|
|68)||Day||Hazlewood||Hoben International Ltd|
|70)||Brian||Harper||Mini Sport Ltd/Motorsport Advanced Developments.|
|72)||Michael||Grewcock||Burbage Holiday Group|
|76)||Ronnie||Grant||Apex Tubulars Ltd|
|78)||Peter||Glover||JDS TRUCKS LTD|
|88)||Jim||Gerraty||Garstang Truck Bodies Ltd|
|82)||Vicki||Gale||The Wilton Hotel|
|84)||Allan||Ferguson||LEAROYD PACKAGING (HOLDINGS) LTD|
|86)||David||Evans||Clifton Marsh Power|
|88)||Mark||Errington||City Distribution Ltd|
|90)||Michael||Dowling||The Fern Royd|
|91)||Bill||Dixon- Phillip||Circular Mailing Services|
|92)||Mark||Diggory||Dale Farm Day Centre|
|93)||Christine||Daly||Sheron Guest House|
|95)||Dugald||Craig||D H STAINLESS LTD|
|96)||Stuart||Cornthwaite||CORNTHWAITE HOLDINGS LTD|
|98)||Benjamin||Clements||EMERSON & RENWICK LTD|
|101)||John||Burdett||Leyland Rubber Components|
|102)||Sanda||Bulgin||Bona Vista Hotel|
|103)||Geoff||Bulgin||Bona Vista Hotel|
|104)||Philip||Brown||The Holmsdale Hotel|
|105)||Ida||Brown||The Holmsdale Hotel|
|106)||Roy||Braidwood||Roy Braidwood & Sons Transport Ltd|
|108)||Jeff||Bradley||Moor Hall Farm|
|109)||Gary||Bond||Barn Owl Produce|
|110)||Kaz||Bhai||Shipping and Trading Co|
|111)||David||Berry||C & W BERRY LTD|
|112)||Nigel||Beevers||Assist Management Consultants Ltd|
|113)||Christopher||Baybutt||GREENBANK GROUP HOLDINGS LTD|
|116)||Glen||Andrews||G Andrews & Co Ltd|
|117)||P||Wrench||APG Precision Engineering & Fabrication Ltd|