Tagged: Preston new Road

Cooped Up on the Independent Advisory Group

We were shocked to read a tweet by @Lady_ClaireUK on Twitter today. “A supposedly-neutral member of the Independent Advisory Group for @LancsPolice, Brian Coope, is also a member of a #fracking astroturf group, lobbying for Cuadrilla. This group & its members have been reported for harassment & incitement to violence”...

Water water everywhere ….

Water water everywhere ….

In an effort to clarify the issue of where the water we drink comes from I put in an EIR request to United Utilities. It took them some time to come up with a response but here is a summary. If you live in the Fylde then your water comes...

Watching the Defectives

Watching the Defectives

So, with the usual PR fanfare Cuadrilla announced their shiny new environmental measurements portal. We are glad that they are at least acknowledging the potential impacts of their activities, but we don’t really think it’s appropriate they they seem to be being left to mark their own homework here. Interestingly...

Weil Bodies

Weil Bodies

A week or so ago number of Protectors were on the roadside by Wensley’s farm and noticed that a cow, which seemed to have been isolated in the field next to his house, had a very red udder. Today, while at Preston New Road I went to inspect Cuadrilla’s new...

Taking stock

Taking stock

It is now 8 weeks since Cuadrilla unexpectedly started work at Preston New Road.  I say unexpectedly because from what we were told they forgot to alert local residents and possibly the police until the day after they started, which was not a very auspicious start to any pretence at...

Wishy Washy – A sign of things to come?

Wishy Washy – A sign of things to come?

We learned yesterday on the Drill or Drop website that Senior Lancashire County Council councillors have been criticising Cuadrilla‘s record on planning conditions. Marcus Johnson, the cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, told the council’s development control committee this morning: “It has to be said that, as we...

How big is this pad going to get?

How big is this pad going to get?

Francis Egan has been very keen on playing down the size of his erection, but as everybody driving past the site at Preston New Road can now see, the site is growing bigger every day. It is in fact very helpful that their first development site is being built somewhere...

Is Lancashire being given away by our government?

Is Lancashire being given away by our government?

Over on the stock discussion board “Hot Copper”, investors in Cuadrilla’s parent company AJ Lucas have been getting very jittery as protest slows down developments at Preston New Road. In an effort to rally the troops one investor has been pointing out what a jolly good deal Cuadrilla have snaffled...

So what is  a “professional protester”?

So what is a “professional protester”?

A guest post by local businesswoman, Kate Styles, reproduced from her blog with her kind permission So what is  a “professional protester”? I see this term a lot, especially in the letters pages when the publication has covered an anti fracking demonstration. Very regularly, we see phrases such as “professional...