Our first meeting in 2015!

Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday 7th January in Hoylake.

Address: Vanilla Lounge (upstairs), 6 Market St, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2AE (round the corner from the train station)
Time: 7pm, Wednesday 7th January
Please come along if you want to get involved or to find out more about fracking, coal bed methane extraction and underground coal gasification in our area- new members are always welcome.

Demonstration outside Wirral Council – Monday 14th July

On Monday 14th July we held a demonstration outside of Wallasey Town Hall during the Wirral Borough Council meeting. Residents showed up from across the Wirral to support the campaign for frack free future.

A petition of 1,417 local resident signatures was presented to the council asking for a motion to stop all forms of Unconventional Gas Extraction in the area. At the meeting the notice of motion was referred to the Council’s scrutiny committee.

The event managed to attract some media attention, with reporters from the Liverpool Echo, The Wirral Globe and BBC North West all there to find out about our cause.

Here are links to the media coverage of the event:

and here’s some photos:PW7D1892Wirral Against FrackingWirral Against FrackingWirral Against FrackingWirral Against Fracking

 

 

 

 

Support our motion for a UCG, CBM and Frack Free Wirral

The area granted to Cluff Natural Resources by the Coal Authority for Underground Coal Gasification in the Dee and covering Hilbre Island

The area granted to Cluff Natural Resources by the Coal Authority for Underground Coal Gasification in the Dee Estuary and covering Hilbre Island

On Monday 14th July, at 6pm, the councillors of Wirral Borough Council are having a meeting where there is a motion on the agenda to address the use of fracking, UCG and CBM in the area.

Please come along and help us show that the public feel strongly about this.

The address is: Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, CH44 8ED and we are meeting at 5.30pm.

Coal Bed Methane Drilling Plans for Ellesmere Port

iGas, the company that want to extract Coal Bed Methane across the Wirral, has applied for planning permission to drill an exploration well in Ellesmere Port.
They have advertised a ‘drop-in’ for the public to ask for further information where there will be iGas representatives present.
iGAS event
The event takes place on Thursday 10th July 2014, between 3-8pm at The Holiday Inn, Waterways, Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port, CH65 2AL. 

Hundreds of concerned residents at our Public Awareness Meeting

On Tuesday 17th June 2014 we held a public awareness meeting to inform the Wirral community about the dangers of Fracking, Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Bed Methane Extraction in the area.

Representatives from Frack Off: The Extreme Energy Action Network were there to show us the growing body of evidence against fracking and extreme energy extraction including the threats to our health, the environment and our wildlife.

Over 200 concerned Wirral residents came to the meeting to discuss and debate.

public awareness meeting

 

Merseyside Bands in Fracking Opposition Gig

On Saturday April 19th a number of Merseyside bands got together to help raise awareness of Fracking to our region.

The gig was organised by Wirral band The Sundowners with Zutons guitarist Paul Molloy. It featured sets from the Viper Kings with guests Dave McCabe (Zutons) and James Skelly (Coral), Ian Skelly and the Serpent Power, We Are Catchers, Sundowners (acoustic) Edgar Summertyme and Marvin Powell.

Fight Fracking Gig

Read about it in the Liverpool Echo