30 NOVEMBER 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Today marks the day that Cuadrilla’s planning permission to drill or frack at their Preston New Road site expires, and so we are removing our gate monitoring camp.
“Gate watch has kept a constant vigil monitoring the site 24/7 through rain and shine for the last 812 days. In that time we have recorded every detail and numerous breaches by Cuadrilla and their suppliers.
“We believe that one of the best defences against this dangerous and dirty industry is public scrutiny, and we would encourage other communities in a similar position to do the same.
We are aware that the current moratorium on fracking could be temporary depending on the whim of any future government, and will remain vigilant.
“Finally we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have supported us in any way. Thank you to the beepers and wavers, the speakers and filmmakers, the cooks and the builders, the electricians and the refuse collectors, the kind donors of food and wood, the researchers and letter writers, the banner makers and placard wavers and all who have stood with us to protest on PNR. You have all played a part in this little community. #WeArePNR.”
Gate camp prior to removal
Gate Camp restored