Walking the No Fracking Way

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 DETAILS OF THE WALK FROM KIRBY MISPERTON, YORKSHIRE, TO PRESTON NEW ROAD, LANCASHIRE
                                   

Media Release: “NO FRACKING WAY” WALK
Greens will march from Yorkshire to Lancashire to protest against fracking.
The Green Party is organising a No Fracking Way protest which will see activists walk 120 miles between two fracking sites in Yorkshire and Lancashire.
The five-day walk between the Yorkshire fracking site at Kirby Misperton and the Lancashire fracking site at Preston New Road in Blackpool will start on Wednesday, March 8 and finish on Sunday, March 12.
There will be daily video diaries of the march across the North of England and evening meetings at each point along the way, where the marchers will highlight the dangers of fracking to local communities. They will also talk about the alternatives to fracking such as energy efficiency programmes for homes and renewable energy for communities.
Symbolically, the marchers will also carry soil from near the fracking site in Kirby Misperton to Preston New Road.
Andrew Cooper, Green Party councillor and energy spokesperson, said: “It’s a tough walk but we’re hoping to meet lots of people along the way to raise the profile of community campaigns against fracking and the importance of electing politicians who will consistently oppose fracking in Yorkshire, Lancashire and everywhere else in UK.
“As soil from Yorkshire is deposited at the fracking site in Lancashire we’ll emphasise that the assault on the environment at one site is an assault on us all and that the aims of the protectors in Lancashire are shared by Yorkshire anti-fracking activists & thousands of campaigners across the country & around the world.”
Members of Burnley Pendle & Rossendale and East Lancashire Green Parties along with Keep East Lancashire Frack Free will be supporting this Protest Walk by joining in the Walk and Meeting.
“THE RED AND WHITE ROSES ARE UNITED AGAINST FRACKING”
The Timings and Locations for the Walk through East Lancashire + Notice of Meeting
Saturday 11th March: Depart: Colne (A56 / Castle Road) 07:30
Whalley (arrive): 12:30; Whalley (depart): 13:30; Ribchester: 16:00
Arrive: Longridge: 17:30 (Towneley Arms, Berry Lane PR3 3JP)
Evening Event: Public Meeting, Central Methodist Church Hall, Hargreaves Street, Burnley BB11 1 DU, 7.30 – 9.30 pm, with Cllr Andrew Cooper, Green Party Spokesperson on Energy speaking on the topic “We don’t need Fracking when Renewables are readily available to meet our energy needs”.
Sunday 12th March: Depart: Longridge: 08:00 (Longridge Civic Hall, 1 Calder Avenue PR3 3HJ)
Goosnargh: 09:15; Kirkham (arrive): 13:30; Kirkham (depart): 14:30
Arrive: Preston New Road: 15:45


Wed 8th March
Depart
Kirby Misperton 07:00
Easingwold: 16:30
Brafferton (arrive) 18:15

Thursday 9th March
Depart
Brafferton: 07:30
Boroughbridge: 09:15
Knaresborough: 11:45
Harrogate centre (arrive) 13:00
Harrogate centre (depart) 14:00
Askwith Moor Road (arrive): 17:30-18:00

Friday 10th March
Depart
Askwith Moor Road: 07:30
Ilkley (Denton Road): 09:00
Silsden (Skipton Road): 11:30
Cross Hills (arrive): 12:30
Cross Hills (depart) 13:30
Colne (A56 / Castle Road) 17:00-17:30

Evening Event: Green Folk Night, The Narrow Boat, 36-38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, 8 – 11pm

Saturday 11th March
Depart
Colne (A56 / Castle Road) 07:30
Whalley (arrive): 12:30
Whalley (depart): 13:30
Ribchester: 16:00
Arrive: Longridge: 17:30 (Towneley Arms, Berry Lane PR3 3JP)

Evening Event: Public Meeting, Central Methodist Church Hall, Hargreaves Street, Burnley BB11 1 DU, 7.30 – 9.30 pm, with Cllr Andrew Cooper, Green Party Spokesperson on Energy speaking on “We don’t need Fracking when Renewables are readily available to meet our energy needs”.

Sunday 12th March
Depart
Longridge: 08:00 ( Longridge Civic Hall, 1 Calder Avenue PR3 3HJ)
Goosnargh: 09:15
Kirkham (arrive): 13:30
Kirkham (depart): 14:30
Arrive: Preston New Road (arrive): 15:45

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