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This is it, the big one; the first planning application for an extraction of shale gas in the UK.
23-26 June Lancashire County Council will be voting on two applications for shale gas extraction and a number of new applications for exploratory drilling. The Planning Officer has recommended they are rejected, but a vote earlier in the year was postponed due to a legal challenge by Cuadrilla.
With the Planning Committee about to be reshuffled we don't know which way they will vote.
The plan is for a there to be a big, visible presence on Tuesday 23rd June from 9AM as the counsellors arrive - Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire PR1 8RL
Please bring banners and signs and be prepared to make a lot of noise.
Full event details here:
Reclaim the Power Manchester are organising a coach which will be leaving at 8AM on the 23rd. Details here:
Alternatively a number of us will be getting the train, leaving at 08:16 from Platform 14 of Manchester Piccadilly Station.
If we can stop this in Lancashire it may never come to Manchester.
FREE Annual Open Air Festival at hte Wiend, Wigan, commemorating Wigan born Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) & the 17th Century "Diggers" movement.There will be music, poetry, puppetry, exhibitions, book shop, beer etc. More information to follow...
The People's Assembly are offering coach transport to London to attend the National anti austerity demo and free festival. We will board coaches OUTSIDE the National Express Coach station, Central Manchester at 6.30am and depart by 6.45am sharp.
How to book:
fill-in our online form
you can py by pay pal ( the link is in the form)
If you have any difficulty
A limited number of tickets will be free (£3.00 returnable deposit) students and low waged £10 Waged £20 and £30 solidarity ( Each seat costs us £27.00)
PLEASE ALSO DONATE IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT OR CAN AFFORD MORE THAN THE TICKET PRICE