As you are aware Cuadrilla started construction work for their exploratory pad at the Preston New Road site in January 2017. They work from 7.30 am until 6.30 pm.
We currently have a presence at the site all day and night. We will only engage in peaceful and legal actions.
This is going to be a lengthy campaign and we need boots on the ground. Please do come along and give your support even if it’s just for half an hour. You will not be asked to take part in any actions – we just need to show that when we said no, we meant NO!.
Some weekdays are now themed – such as Green Mondays, Women’s Call For Calm Wednesdays (please see the posts under the Events tab). You will be made very welcome at any event.
How to get there: The number 61 bus from Preston/Blackpool travels along Preston New Road. The bus stops near Maple Farm- marked bus on right of map. Walk towards Ma Bakers Cafe/Waterworld – it’s only a short walk to the site from there.
For those coming by car, the best route for getting there is as follows: Come off the M55 @ Jnc 4, onto the A583, signed Preston/Kirkham. Free parking is available at: Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane (off Preston New Road), PR4 3PE – Tel: 01772- 685166. The farm is less than a 20-minute walk from the fracking site.
If coming by train you need to get off at Kirkham. The Blackpool South and most of the Blackpool North trains (check before boarding) from Preston stop at Kirkham. From Blackpool all trains to Preston stop at Kirkham. From Kirkham Station catch the 61 bus (Blackpool) and follow the instructions above.