New Leaflets

New leaflets and posters will be available this week.

If you would like to get involved in distributing leaflets in your area please email wafwirral@aol.com to request information on where you can get them and to tell us where you want to deliver them.

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Ellesmere Port update…

Yesterday saw a fantastic response to our plea for solidarity, both from the community in Ellesmere Port and beyond.

Peaceful protests were held outside the site from 10am onwards, and a separate group of community members ventured into the town centre for an awareness raising rally in the middle of the afternoon.

After dark, there was a shift change. Protestors walked slowly in front of a van exiting the site to show their opposition and resistance to the fracking industry.

Frack Free Ellesmere Port would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along, including the Anti-fracking Nanas, and people from the Wirral and Liverpool. We’ll be holding a similar event next Saturday (22nd November) so please come along and show your support! Together we stand united.

Click the links below to see a news report about the protest, some pictures of the day and some info on our upcoming meetings.

North West Tonight covers the protest, including interviews with a couple of WAF members. Starts from 2.13 mins.

Photos of the protest on a photojournalism site

Like our page on Facebook to keep up to date

View our meetings webpage to see dates and venues of upcoming meetings

Solidarity Saturday for Ellesmere Port

This week the Ellesmere rig arrived, all deliveries arriving in the dead of night to avoid public resistance.

In response, the local community has organised Solidarity Saturday, a day for peaceful resistance for all of those against this dangerous, invasive and environmentally unsound industry to unite and show solidarity.

Bring along a sign and a banner or simply yourself and together we can demonstrate our opposition – the more people, the more united and effective we can be.

Saturday 14th November

10:00 – 18:00

Igas Site, Merseyton Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 2HQ

See the Facebook group for more details.

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Update on Ellesmere Port Activity

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Huge green tanks have been spotted on the site at Ellesmere Port as of Monday 4th November 2014.

The local community is mobilising to peacefully protest when more trucks arrive to progress the building of this CBM drill site. WATCH OUT FOR THE CALL to support the campaign by turning up in numbers at this site to peacefully protest. Communities standing together is the only way to stop this insult to our democracy. SOLIDARITY.

For more information about the Ellesmere Port site with other links, click here, or to see the Ellesmere Port Frack Free Facebook group click here.

Next Planning Meeting Wednesday 22nd October

We will be holding our next planning meeting at the United Reformed Church Hall in West Kirby on 22nd October.

Do come along if you’re interested in helping us keep the Wirral frack free.

There have been some more developments in Ellesmere Port and Wrexham, so the time is nigh. All welcome.

Address: Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside CH48 5DA

Date: Wednesday 22nd October, 7:30

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:

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