Category: Policing

Fylde Police you are a disgrace

Taking part in the Police Liaison Meetings between Fylde Police and the protesters I have had several conversations with Chief Inspector Keith Ogle regarding the wisdom or otherwise of allowing comments on their Facebook Page posts about traffic on the A583. Without exception he has agreed every time that allowing...

Who is grooming who?

On Monday 30th July we witnessed one of the most unsavoury episodes to date in the Public Relations war that is being waged against fracking protesters here in the UK. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (which describes itself as being “made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor,...

Please Police Me!

Please Police Me!

POLICING COSTS FOR PRESTON NEW ROAD MAY ALREADY HAVE TOPPED £10 MILLION MUTUAL AID COSTS ARE ESTIMATED AT OVER £1 MILLION FRACKING IN PRODUCTION COULD EAT UP HALF OF LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY’S BUDGET FOR 20 YEARS For some time now those supporting fracking have tried to turn the narrative away from...

Proud of Froud

Proud of Froud

We are so impressed by Trina Froud’s letter in this week’s Lytham St Annes Express that we thought we’d reproduce it in full here. She speaks for many of us who are frustrated by the portrayal of events by Lancashire Police and their failure to deal with Cuadrilla’s security team...

More Fools’ Gold

More Fools’ Gold

So following on from yesterday’s post we have further evidence of how our “gold standard regulation” works. Yesterday morning the A583 was closed at about 7:15 to allow a convoy of trucks to enter the site. The trucks passed protesters at the entrance to the site at 7:27. This was...

Fools’ Gold

Fools’ Gold

We, the residents of the Fylde, have been assured by our MP, Mark Menzies, that the most stringent regulations would have to be in place if shale gas exploration were to go ahead. He has referred continually to the need for “gold standard” regulations. We are now, if Cuadrilla are...

Was this the biggest own goal of all time?

Was this the biggest own goal of all time?

At about 4:30 on Thursday morning a Cuadrilla convoy of about 20 trucks apparently contravened the  planning regulations set by LCC, with the full knowledge and apparent collusion of Lancashire Police. Cuadrilla were in self-congratulatory mode, sending out a cocky press release, and when questioned about the timing of the...

The Times must be Arfon a laugh surely?

The Times must be Arfon a laugh surely?

So, today’s front page of the Times carries an article in which “residents’ group” Backing Fracking criticise Arfon Jones, the police commissioner for North Wales, for allegedly using his position to influence a decision on pulling the Welsh Police out of the mutual aid agreement with Lancashire Constabulary. In case...