frackcone with tower copy - smallerThe fracking industry has always leaned heavily on the Conservative government in Westminster to override local objections – and since the outcome of the General Election on 8 June 2017, that support is more fragile than ever.

Cuadrilla Resources, who have begun building a frack pad at Preston New Road near Blackpool, are making a huge losses year-on-year. Preston New Road is the flagship site for the wider industry and for the Tories. Every delay keeps those fossil fuels in the ground and shakes investor confidence. We have to stop them: join the Rolling Resistance this July!

More details here


Art Build for the Rolling Resistance
Saturday 17th June
12noon – 6pm
DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF London

Join us to contribute creatively to the anti-fracking effort by making props, banners and fabulous things for the upcoming Rolling Resistance in Lancashire. Drop in for as long or short a time as you have to spare during the day.
Facebook event here.


Lancashire Communities Family Fun Day and Hub Launch

Saturday 1st July
12 noon – 4pm
Maple Farm, Preston New Road
Facebook event

BBQ, Tea and Cakes, Music, Local Bands, Face-painting, Kids Games – Fun for all the family!

Join Frack Free Lancashire, Reclaim the Power and other local groups for an Information and Family Fun Day to celebrate the local community and launch the ‘Community Action Hub’ at Maple Farm. There’ll be delicious food, music from local bands, kids games and fun for all the family, as well as speakers and a chance to get the latest information about fracking in the Fylde and what’s going on with the Rolling Resistance this July.

Mass Actions every Friday in July

Every Friday in July, there will be mass public demos at the roadside of Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road. Each week has a theme featuring various speakers, workshops and events.  If 100 people come to the site, Cuadrilla have to stop work. Stay for a weekend of workshops, training and entertainment and into the following week if you want to take action against the fracking industry or help others in doing so.  See here for a Timetable of actions, demos, workshops and events.

‘Not Here, Not Anywhere’ Mass Action

Friday 7th July – 8am to 4pm
@ Preston New Road
Facebook event here.

We’re inviting Frack Free Groups and other communities facing fossil fuel extraction from across the country to share their stories and show support for the people on the front lines at Preston New Road.

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Green Jobs, Renewables and Divest / Invest Mass Action

Friday 14th July – 8am to 4pm
@ Preston New Road
Facebook event here.

Join Trade Unionists, renewable energy practitioners and campaigners getting money out of the bad and into the good for a day of inspiring ideas, demonstrations, fun and local solidarity.

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The Rolling Resistance Ride: from Manchester to Blackpool by bike

Thursday 20th July
Meeting at 11am in Central Manchester
Final leg: meeting in Preston at 7pm
More details on the Facebook event

Put some pedal power into your anti-fracking resistance by joining the 45-mile ride from Manchester to Preston New Road, visiting various communities on the front lines of fracking along the way. Stay the night at Preston New Road on Thursday evening and join the Farmers against Fracking mass demo the next day (Friday).


Farmers Against Fracking Mass Action

Friday 21st July – 8am to 4pm
@Preston New Road.
Facebook event here

Fracking threatens to permanently contaminate fertile land and critical water supplies. Don your finest overalls for a mass banquet at the roadside.


Departing Bristol on Thursday 20 July at 2pm.
We’ll stay at the Camp of New Hope at Preston New Road overnight. You will need your camping gear! If you can’t camp please get in touch, there will be a limited supply of more comfortable beds available for those who need them. Returning to Bristol at 10pm on Friday 21 July.
We hope finances won’t stop anyone attending but need contributions to cover the cost of the coach hire. They are as follows:

Coach prices:
Low income £12 each way / £24 return
Waged £15 each way / £30 return
Solidarity £20 each way / £40 return

Book your place now via our Crowdfunder page email confirming the name you used on the crowdfunding page and which legs of the journey you need.

Carnival for a Frack Free Future! Mass Action

Friday 28th July – 8am to 6pm
@ Preston New Road
Facebook event here.

Don your glitter and join youth movements, families, activists and campaigners to come and resist Cuadrilla’s attempts to frack in Lancashire and celebrate the last Friday of the month with a carnival!

Transport from London to Lancashire

Click here to see different date options and to book your place.

Camping & Accomodation

Whether you’re coming for 2 days or 2 weeks this July, accommodation can be provided at the Camp of New Hope at Preston New road. Please bring a tent, sleeping bag and roll mat.

Location: Abandoned land behind Lytham Windows on Preston New Road. Details on the Camp of New Hope facebook page. (Please do not use Lytham Windows customer parking if visiting the camp site).

Limited accessible sleeping space (i.e indoors with a bed) will also be provided for those with access needs.

We hope to see you in July!