There was a good turn out to REAF’s informal drop-in event on Sunday 13th at St Stepehens Club on Hoole Lane. The event saw steady interest from local residents who wanted to find out more about Fracking and Commercial Shale Gas Development in the area. Visitors where treated to home made cake and tea or coffee and lively discussion and debate on a range of fracking related issues. There was also a plethora of information leaflets and flyers on hand to take away as well as petitions to sign.
But this wasn’t the only success of the day when a last minute collaboration paid off with members of Greenpeace visiting the village for a launch of their Wrongmove Campaign - both REAF and Greenpeace members then engaged with local residents on their doorsteps and those most staunchly opposed agreed to host estate agents style signs outside their properties creating a highly visible symbol of opposition around the village!
You can get involved by visiting this site http://www.wrongmove.org filling in your postcode and signing the petition. You can read more about the Greenpeace Campaign by visiting their blog here More pictures are available on our Facebook Gallery.
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Ribble Estuary Against Fracking are running a series of informal information events around West Lancashire this autumn starting with Banks Village on Sunday 13th October between 12 and 5pm at the St Stephens Institute & Club on Hoole Lane, Banks
Residents are invited to drop-in at any time for an update and discussion on Shale Gas Fracking and how full scale commercial development might affect the area should it go ahead.
There will be multi-media presentations and information packs to take away as well as group members on hand to answer your queries. Free refreshments are also provided.
If you cannot make the meeting you can still share your views by filling in the groups online survey at http://www.reaf.org.uk/survey
For more information on the events contact email@example.com or phone 07582 809722