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£1,350raised of £1,600 target by 14 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,600 to fund public meetings about fracking in Lancashire and explain what the effects will be for the community

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The Fylde
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As many of you will be aware, Cuadrilla are constructing, at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, what is generally accepted to be the largest capacity fracking pad anywhere on earth. The site leaves local people in no doubt as to the impact and scale of this industry. This site is destined to be one of many, if we all let it happen.

The local residents of the Fylde will shortly be living in what Cuadrilla CEO Francis Egan has predicted to be "the largest gas field in the whole of Western Europe".

We need help raising funds for public meetings to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for honest information on fracking. Money raised will be used to pay for leaflets, venues and local advertising. This will ensure everybody has the opportunity to know the facts and organise to protect themselves from this highly contentious and "community dividing" industry.

Chartered Engineer Mike Hill, B.Sc. (Hons) C.Eng. MIET will be giving a talk and then fielding all questions from the public in an extensive Question and Answer session. Mike is a process automation specialist with many years of experience in oil and gas. He is also a UK Expert Member of the Technical Working Group of the Hydrocarbon-BREF under the Joint Research Council of the EU Commission. His numerous articles on fracking as an author and co-author have been published in The Lancet, The Guardian and The Medact Report. He was also a contributor to the Royal Society/ Royal Academy of Engineering Shale Gas Report.

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  • Trina Froud

    Trina Froud

    a month ago

    Trina Froud

    We would also like to thank the editors of local magazines who, understanding the importance of this meeting to the Fylde, have donated advertising space so that we can reach a wider audience

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  • Trina Froud

    Trina Froud

    a month ago

    Trina Froud

    One local resident's group has kindly offered to pay directly for the theatre hire in full. This again has helped us to put on the event and again means we are much nearer reaching our target. Thanks again to all that have contributed. Every £1 counts and is much appreciated.

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  • Trina Froud

    Trina Froud

    a month ago

    Trina Froud

    Lowther Pavilion has been supportive in recognising the need for this meeting at this time and also in hiring the threatre at a very reasonable rate to facilitate the event. This is very welocme news and so we are able to reconsider how much we need to raise.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 4, 2017

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 24, 2017

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 14, 2017

    every little helps?!

    £20.00

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    May 8, 2017

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    Anonymous

    May 6, 2017

    £20.00

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    Anonymous

    May 5, 2017

    Let's get the information out there!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 4, 2017

    £5.00

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Trina Froud

Trina Froud

The Fylde

I live on the Fylde coast and am keen on Geology. I met Mike Hill in 2011 at a public meeting he was giving on fracking. As this industry will affect all residents in the Fylde, I believe it is very important that everyone is given the chance to learn more. Hence, this meeting.

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