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Lancs County Council launches public consultation – there’s still time to object

Lancashire County Council has announced that it has launched its public consultation on the extra information submitted by Cuadrilla for its two planning applications for shale gas development at Little Plumpton (Preston New Road) and Roseacre Wood. The consultation is on-going and will run until Friday 17th April. The applications will be decided on 30 April.

Earlier this year, LCC recommended that Cuadrilla’s two planning applications be refused on the grounds of noise and traffic. Cuadrilla asked for a deferment in order to gain extra time to address the objections. All the formal information on the two applications, the reasons why they were rejected and current activity is available on the Lancashire County Council website here.


RAFF, together with other anti-fracking groups, has been busy obtaining signatures for objection letters for  both the Preston New Road and Roseacre sites. This campaign has, so far, been hugely successful and LCC have received an unprecedented number of objections. The determinations will be heard 30 April 2015. There is still time to lodge your objections:

Post: Outline your objections in a letter or print out the pro-forma letters below and post them to: The Development Management Group, County Hall, PO Box 100, Preston, PR1 0LD. Preston New Road Pro-forma Letter   Roseacre Wood Pro-forma Letter

(IMPORTANT: Please include your name, signature, full address, post code and date in all correspondence to Lancashire County Council, otherwise your letter may not be valid).

Email: Compose your own comments or copy and paste comments from the pro-forma letters above and email them to:

Phone: You can talk to someone and list your objections by phone: 01772 531929

Online: To object online follow these steps: Step 1 – Click here then select ‘make a representation online’ Step 2 – Fill in your name, address and email, then click ‘Next’ Step 3 – State why you oppose Cuadrilla’s plans. IMPORTANT – Include the following details Application number – Preston New Road: LCC/2014/0096 Roseacre Wood: LCC/2014/0101; Location of development – Can be left blank; Your objection – Explain your concerns and consider using the pro-forma objection letters above for guidance; Step 4 – Click ‘Submit’.

*  Write to your MP and tell them why you think fracking is a bad idea. The website provides details of all MPs, how they voted, what they have spoken on and other information.

Lobby your Fylde Borough Councillors and Lancashire County Councillors

Please don’t delay. These two sites are in the heart of two communities, close to homes, schools and farms. Cuadrilla’s plans show that they will:

  • Use 9 million gallons of water per well
  • Produce 5.6 million gallons of radioactive waste
  • Supply sites via 20,000 truck movements
  • Use 7% of entire region’s spare water capacity – with EACH well

Remember too that the recent passing of the Infrastructure Bill means that should Cuadrilla obtain planning permission they can drill under your house without your permission. The Bill also makes it easier to dispose of radioactive waste in the gas boreholes left behind after the well has been fracked and abandoned – again under your house.

Frack Free Lancashire and all the local groups will be organising events over the next four weeks. Please keep an eye on our Events page for news.


New energy saving centre opens in St Annes

In order to stop the rapid acceleration of global warning we need to develop renewable energy and implement energy saving measures. We’re delighted to hear of a new Energy Centre opening in St Anne’s on the Fylde which aims to promote new technology energy as well as trying to make fossil fuels more efficient. If you’re local do go along and have a chat to Frank and Caroline, and wish them luck. Their press release is below.

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George Brown’s are pleased to announce they are opening their new Energy Centre on Orchard Rd Lytham St Annes on March 21st 2015.

The concept of the Energy Centre will be to promote new technology energy as well as trying to make fossil fuels more efficient by encouraging upgrades of controls and regular appliance services

We will be able to offer a wide range of energy solutions to both commercial and domestic markets with flexible finance packages available for both.

george brown2Our aim is to reduce energy consumption on the Fylde coast which in turn will help reduce the carbon footprint of our area.

LED bulbs are just one example of how everybody could help to make a difference and at the Centre we have working examples to show how effective this can be against traditional light sources

Keep an eye out for our mascot “George” featured at the top of this release. He will be featured heavily in his fight to defeat “Runaway Bill!!!!”

Hope to see you soon at the centre.

Kind Regards,

Frank & Caroline

iGas & Ineos cut a deal despite UK fracking being out for the foreseeable future


The UK’s largest shale gas developer iGas has cut a £30m deal with Grangemouth owner Ineos, which gives the latter access to 50% stakes in seven shale gas licence areas in north west England – mainly Cheshire – and the remaining 49% stake in a an area in central Scotland, which includes the Grangemouth refinery area. Ineos is also to invest £138m for developing various shale gas fields across England.

The news led to a small increase in iGas’ dismal share price which has diminished over the last few months. We predict the increase will be temporary as the financial reality of shale gas extraction kicks in- ie, it is utterly uneconomic. Michael Meacher, Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton, has blogged under the title, ‘Fracking in the UK is out for the foreseeable future.’ He says:

“Since mid 2013 crude oil prices have fallen 60% from $115 per barrel to about $45 now.    This price collapse was not accidental or purely the result of market forces.   It has happened in large part because of the surge in the US shale oil industry (hydraulic fracturing) which has increased the world supply of oil, which in turn has depressed oil prices.   Normally in such circumstances Saudi Arabia, the leader of the OPEC cartel and the world’s single largest oil producer, would cut back on production and thus stabilise the oil price around the pre-existing level.   But not this time.   The Saudis have simply sat on their hands and let the oil price plummet.   So why not this time?

“Apart from Saudi pique that the Americans are not playing their part to try to stabilise the world price of oil, there are two deeper possible reasons.   One is that the Saudis are acting in synch with the US to put maximum pressure on some of the biggest oil producers who happen to be their main enemies, namely Russia, Iran and Venezuela.   These countries depend heavily on oil (and gas) exports for their foreign currency reserves, so a plummeting oil price hits them hard.   But there is another possible explanation.   If the Saudis do nothing to halt the collapsing oil price, it will decimate the US shale oil industry, much to the benefit of the Saudis (a good example of predatory capitalism!).   The floor for profitability of shale oil is a price of about $80 per barrel, so $45 a barrel is a wipe-out.   Moreover when most of the shale producers are bankrupted, the loan defaults will be passed through to the banks which made the loans – exactly as happened with the housing sector in 2008 (maybe this is Sub-prime fiasco Mark II?).”

These economic factors, together with the huge and increasing  public opposition that is evident in proposed fracking areas, mean that shale gas is a non-starter in the UK.


Evidence of contamination at Barton Moss site

Evidence of contamination around the iGas exploratory drilling site in Barton Moss has been heard at Manchester Magistrates Court. The findings show dangerously high levels of PAHs wich are toxic. Judge Prowse acknowledged the “dangerously high concentrations” of PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) found from samples taken near the iGas site. PAHs contain toxic carcinogenic substances which have major affects on human health, as well as on livestock and crops.

Dr Aidan Foley, expert witness for the defence, told the court he had tested for 16 compounds but needed to go back to the site to get more samples so that he could discover the actual source of the contamination. Peel Holdings, the owners of the land, and iGas, which rented its site from Peel and carried out the drilling, have both refused access.

According to the Salford Star, “Dr Foley named a number of sources from where the contamination could have come from, including the M62 which goes past the site, historical dumping, Barton Aerodrome or from plant and machinery used at the iGas drilling site. “Would the logical conclusion be that it must have come off the site?” asked the Judge, “Yes” replied Dr Foley”.

If iGas is found guilty, it will have enormous repercussions for the legal status of the many protectors who were arrested at Barton Moss by the Greater Manchester Police. The Salford Star says that it expects the case to be back in court in June.

LCC rejects Cuadrilla’s planning application for Singleton


Lancashire County Council has today (25 February) refused Cuadrilla’s planning application to carry out seismic and pressure monitoring at a site at Singleton. The decision came a surprise as the planning officer had recommended that the planning committee pass the application and it is rare for a committee to go against its officer’s advice. Planning permission was originally granted for the site in 2010, and in 2011 a well was drilled to a depth of 10,700 feet. The well wasn’t fracked but Cuadrilla applied for an extension of their planning permission to carry out seismic and pressure monitoring. Lancashire County Council voted seven to six against with one abstention. A webcast of the meeting is available here. A number of objections were raised:

  • Breach of National Planning  Policy Framework
  • Well abandonment issues
  • Emissions (climate change)
  • Pollution
  • Disruption to wildlife and wintering birds
  • No monitoring in place by EA


The councillors voted as follows:

Voted for approval:

  • Munsif Dad                         Lab
  • Marcus Johnson                Lab
  • Barry Yates                       Tory
  • Graham Gooch                Tory
  • Michael Devaney             Tory
  • David Howarth                  Lib Dem

Voted  against:

  • Kevin Ellard                        Lab
  • Terry Aldridge                   Lab
  • Nikki Penney                    Lab
  • Steve Holgate                   Lab
  • Kim Snape                        Lab
  • Keith Sedgewick               Tory
  • Peter Buckley                    Tory


  •  Paul Hayhurst                   Ind

Paul Rigby left the room and did not vote as he had previously declared an interest.

Congratulations to the anti-fracking group SAFE (Singleton Against a Fracked Environment) and to all our colleagues who gave such brilliant presentations to the committee. Plus, a huge thanks to those councillors who voted against this. Meanwhile, those of us waiting outside County Hall decided to do a bit of artwork on the wall near the entrance. And that is a huge wall! singleton

Farmers warned not to allow fracking on their land

The Farmers Guardian recently included a leaflet as an insert in the paper which goes out to their 20,500 subscription readers. This action went on to generate interest from the online publication National Farmer.  The National Farmer has subsequently done a news editorial piece based on it, and they are now sending the  leaflet out as an email to their 54,000 readers.  This will include a hyperlink to the Frack Off website and it has a couple of films imbedded in it too.  Apparently they have a click rate of at least 40,000 which means that it will get extensive coverage.






The farmers are a powerful force in the fight against fracking. Please do alert any farmers you know to this leaflet.

Meanwhile, there has been lots of discussion on social media about insurance for farmers. The Farmers Guardian has recently carried an item about insurance on its web site, where NFU Mutual clarified its position. It said “a farm not involved in fracking but which suffered damage as a result of the process, for example shale gas extraction on a neighbouring property caused building subsidence, would be covered. So too would other rural properties in the area who insured with it.

“However, any farmer who had chosen to make a commercial decision to be involved in fracking would not be covered for damage incurred as a result of the process.”

Lancashire County Council has delayed deciding Cuadrilla’s planning applications until 30th April

Lancashire County Council has announced that it is extending the time allowed to decide Cuadrilla’s planning applications for Little Plumpton and Roseacre until 30 April.

The LCC press release is below:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Lancashire County Council has agreed with Cuadrilla to extend the time allowed to decide the planning applications for shale gas development to 30 April 2015 to allow for consultation on new information mainly relating to noise and traffic.

The county council’s Development Control Committee decided last week to defer decisions on applications by Cuadrilla to develop two sites in Lancashire after the company asked them to consider new proposals to reduce the impact of noise and traffic.
The applications are to drill, frack, and test gas flows, with associated separate applications for environmental monitoring, at two sites in Lancashire – Preston New Road at Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood at Roseacre.
The council’s planners are currently considering the new information on noise and traffic and will hold a further consultation with regulators and the public before putting their recommendations to the committee.
Dates for the consultation and the meetings at which the Development Control Committee will decide the application will be announced in due course.

In response, Friends of the Earth’s North West campaigner Helen Rimmer said:

“This extension is yet another delay for the industry at a time when fracking is becoming increasingly unpopular and politically toxic.

“A recent poll shows twice as many people in the North West oppose fracking as support it, while both the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Government have voted for a moratorium.

“Councillors must listen to the mounting concerns and tens of thousands of objections, and prevent Lancashire communities from becoming the UK’s fracking guinea pig.”

New poll shows that twice as many people oppose fracking outright – more than double those that support it

A new poll, conducted by Usurv, shows that half of those questioned in the North West (45%), where much of the shale gas resources are thought to be, said they were against it going ahead, with just 22% in favour of it. The press release is below.

RAFF says: “Independent surveys of Lancashire and the North West repeatedly show that people do not want fracking.  As residents become more aware of the implications of fracking on their environment, they are flocking to the anti-fracking groups for more information and to offer their support. People are very angry and this anger, coupled with that of a number of Lancashire County Councillors, who are disgusted that our local democratic processes are being meddled with from above, shows that fracking companies have no social licence to drill for shale gas in the North West.”


Jan 28, 2015 3:09:18 PM

By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent

More people are opposed to the controversial process of fracking in the UK than back it, a new poll shows. An online survey of 1,000 people found that two fifths (40%) were against fracking, while a quarter (25%) were in favour of it going ahead in the UK.

Around one in 10 (11%) were happy for fracking to go ahead but “not in my backyard”, while almost a quarter (24%) did not know whether it should happen in the UK, the poll by Usurv revealed.

Men were much more in favour of fracking, with 37% backing it in the UK compared with just 13% of female respondents, and wealthier people – those earning more than GBP40,000 – were also more likely to back it.

Almost half of those questioned in the North West (45%), where much of the shale gas resources are thought to be, said they were against it going ahead, with just 22% in favour of it, and 13% saying it could happen but not in their backyard.

In Scotland, where energy company Ineos has purchased licences to explore for shale gas, just 15% of people thought fracking should go ahead, while 54% were against it, and less than 8% were happy for it to happen elsewhere.

And in the South East, where companies are looking to exploit shale deposits in the Weald, 35% were against it going ahead in the UK, 25% were in favour and 12% said they were in favour but not near them.

The figures come as the debate over the future of the shale industry in the UK intensifies, with the Government forced to rule out all fracking in protected areas such as national parks and tighten rules on giving it the go ahead under pressure from MPs.

A decision on two planning applications by Cuadrilla has also been deferred by Lancashire County Council, as the shale company submitted new information after planning officers recommended the sites be refused planning permission due to noise and traffic.

Please click here for an analysis of the results


Is our council being leant on from above?

Cuadrilla bullies LCC into deferring planning decisions for another eight weeks

Lancashire County Council have capitulated to the demands of Cuadrilla by giving them another eight weeks in order that new information can be assessed by the planning committee, leaving residents upset and uncertain as to what the future holds. Last week planning officers recommended refusal for the two planning applications for Little Plumpton (Preston New Road) and Roseacre on the grounds of noise and traffic. Cuadrilla submitted revised proposals that they claimed mitigated both the noise and traffic problems and argued that they should be allowed a deferral on both applications.

At this morning’s LCC planning committee meeting members of the public, both for and against the Little Plumpton application, were each allowed to speak for four minutes. Things had only just got going when there was an adjournment for 90 minutes or so as the planning committee met in private to be given legal advice. Following the adjournment, County Secretary and Chief Legal Adviser Ian Young said:

“As committee members are aware, during the course of the last few days, the applicant has submitted additional information in relation to both applications. In relation to Preston New Road, new proposals in relation to noise mitigation have been received. In relation to Roseacre, proposals in relation to both noise mitigation and traffic measures have been received. That information of course relates directly to the grounds for refusal recommended by officers.

“The applicant has in each case submitted that this information is of a substantive nature and should therefore be the subject of public consultation as required by regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2011. In those circumstances the applicant has requested that both applications be deferred so the additional information can be assessed by the council and therefore considered by the committee.

“The applicant’s request for deferral and their submissions in support of the request have been considered carefully by officers, in particular the legal basis for the request. Having done so, and with the benefit of advice from leading council, my unequivocal advice to the committee is that the proposals now submitted by the applicant in respect of both noise and traffic must be regarded as substantive information. It therefore follows that the proposals must be advertised and consulted on by the council.

“In these circumstances my advice to the committee is that the determination of both applications must be deferred. Not to do so would in my view mean that the council would be acting unlawfully. If the committee were not to accept my advice, then in my view the applicant would have clear grounds to challenge a refusal to defer and a legal challenge would inevitably be successful, leading to both further delay and cost consequences for the council.

“If my advice is accepted and the decision is deferred, the committee should also be aware that it is likely to be a minimum of eight weeks before the committee would be able to reconvene to consider the application.”

So basically the Legal Officer was saying that the applications must be deferred otherwise the committee would be acting unlawfully, leading to Cuadrilla mounting a legal challenge, which could prove costly for the council and, by implication, the tax payer. Cuadrilla, of course, has no such financial worries as it would be bankrolled by its Chairman and 30% owner Lord Browne, who has previously stated that he will throw enough money at fracking to make it happen.

Following the statement from LCC’s Legal Advisor, several councillors voiced their disapproval.

Councillor Marcus Johnstone (Labour) said he regretted that people at today’s meeting would not be able to make representations but said that they would be able to do so when the committee reconvened. He also said it was regrettable that local communities would suffer more weeks of uncertainty.

Councillor Paul Hayhurst (Independent) said that there were many councillors who were not happy about having to follow the advice for a deferment and expressed concerns over the time, effort and expense that people had invested in order to present to the committee. He requested that the various groups should be able to give their full half hour presentations again before the applications were reconsidered. He said, “Many people’s health is suffering because of the work they’ve had to put in to this and the worry they’ve had to go to is not helping the situation at all.”

Councillor Kevin Ellard (Labour) said that this was not a decision taken by the committee but on the recommendation of an officer.

Councillor Terry Aldridge (Labour) declared that he would vote against a deferral, because Cuadrilla could have brought forward their new proposals at an earlier stage in the process.

Councillor Steven Holgate (Labour) declared he was “downright angry” and that the authority of the committee had been undermined. He referred to George Osborne’s leaked letter that urges “rapid progress’ on fracking, and said that there are too many people dipping their fingers into responsibilities that are not theirs and that, unfortunately, this goes right to the top. He said he would abstain. You can watch a clip of his speech here.

None of the other councillors spoke. The motion was carried with one abstention and one vote against.

Today’s developments are disappointing. We are dismayed that LCC have given into Cuadrilla’s demands. We feel that the company has had weeks and weeks to get their information together. We feel that they have manipulated the planning process to their own advantage, leaving local residents to suffer further months of uncertainty. Many residents have spent a lot of time and money creating and getting together their representations – the 20 minute presentations were delivered both last and this week. They involved expert opinion from geologists, engineers, climate experts, barristers and the like, as well as heartfelt representations from residents living close to the proposed sites. Unlike the fracking industry, which was given £5 million by George Osborne to inform the public about shale gas, we residents are largely self-funded.

According to The Guardian, George Osborne’s leaked letter asks that ministers make dozens of interventions to fast-track fracking as a “personal priority”. Listed at the top is a demand to  “respond to the asks from Cuadrilla. The “asks” include contacting the Health and Safety Executive and Lancashire County Council about planning applications, and the Ministry of Defence over granting Cuadrilla trucks access to military land. In his preamble, the chancellor writes: “I expect to see rapid progress” on the recommendations.”

Is our council being leant on from above? If so our democratic process is being made a mockery of.

Over 200 local businesses & community groups call on Lancs County Council to say no to fracking



Over 240 businesses, community groups, and trade union groups have today (Tuesday 27 January) written to Lancashire County Councillors to call on the council to reject plans for fracking and support clean energy alternatives (1).

The letter, organised by the Frack Free Lancashire alliance (2), highlights evidence of the harmful effects of fracking on the environment and health, and the myths that shale gas will reduce energy prices and create many jobs. It also calls for a positive vision for Lancashire providing opportunities for young people, job creation and tackling climate change through renewable energy and energy conservation.

Ebony Johnson from Frack Free Lancashire said:

“We are delighted that so many organisations across Lancashire are joining us to call for a frack-free future for the county. While Cuadrilla and their lobby groups such as the North West Energy Task Force claim to have support from the business community, it is clear that many businesses have grave concerns about the negative impacts fracking will have on our local economy. We are calling on County Councillors to do what’s right for Lancashire and say no to fracking.”

Peter Thorne of North East Lancashire Trades Union Council said:

“North East Lancs TUC is totally opposed to fracking on environmental grounds and notes that almost the whole county has been identified as possible future fracking sites. Instead of more fossil fuels we need bold action on climate change which could create many thousands of jobs in clean energy sectors for Lancashire workers”.

Jane Barnes from Rural Fylde Young Riders Club said:

“Our members gain a great deal of pleasure, and psychological and social benefits, from interacting with their horses and nature. Any activity which interferes with that enjoyment or affects the health, wellbeing or safety of our members or their horses will be opposed by the club.  We consider fracking to be such an activity, an industrial process which should not encroach into the countryside.”

Karen Ditchfield, owner of Glasform business in Poulton-le-Fylde said:

“Our business is visited by tourists who come to the Fylde and surrounding area to enjoy our beautiful countryside and stunning sunsets. If Cuadrilla is allowed to turn this area into a gas field, in Francis Egans words “the biggest gas field in Europe”, I believe tourism and agriculture would be seriously affected. Would you take your family on holiday to a gas field? Would you feed them food grown in a gas field?”

Fraser McMillan of PR1 Media Productions in Preston said:

“There is strong evidence that fracking has harmed lives and communities in the USA. We must not allow it to happen in the UK. The bank balance of the few should not take precedence over the rights of the many. I applaud the selfless dedication of the groups and individuals who have campaigned to raise awareness of this threat to our health and quality of life.”

Muriel Lord from Longridge Against Fracking said:

“We’ve been talking to groups and businesses in our community and found that many share our concerns about the harmful impacts of fracking on our health, environment and beautiful countryside. Lancashire County Council must listen to the voices of people across Lancashire including the Ribble Valley and reject the fracking plans.”

Lancashire County Council will make a decision on plans by Cuadrilla to drill and frack eight wells in the Fylde this week (Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January).


Notes 1. Copy of letter and signatories below
2. Frack Free Lancashire is an alliance of local community groups from across Lancashire working together to oppose shale gas extraction.


Copy of joint letter to Lancashire County Council

As community groups, businesses and residents in Lancashire, we call on our elected representatives to oppose plans for shale gas extraction and to support a Frack Free Lancashire.

Shale gas extraction poses a real and serious threat to our environment, communities and local economy.

Evidence shows that fracking and shale gas production has high risks of ground and surface water contamination, air pollution, and climate change. Studies show that workers and residents living near fracking sites overseas have experienced serious health effects – and the long-term impacts are unknown.

If they go ahead, the fracking sites in the Fylde would create millions of litres of radioactive wastewater.  Wildlife in our beautiful countryside and internationally important habitats would be at risk. And our communities would live with 24-hour drilling and gas flaring, noise and heavy traffic.

And for what gain? We are being sold a myth that shale gas will bring low energy prices and jobs – yet there is no evidence to back up claims that it will cut energy bills, and the limited jobs are likely to be short-term and transient. Planning documents show only eleven jobs will be supported at each site despite years of disruption to local residents and businesses. Our important farming and tourism sectors would be at risk from an intensive shale gas industry that requires thousands of wells puncturing the landscape.

Yet despite the hype from the Government and the industry, public concern is mounting and across Lancashire and the UK communities are coming together in peaceful protest. Over 20,000 people have already objected to the plans. The movement for a frack-free UK has brought people together from all walks of life and across the political spectrum – families, farmers, faith groups, trade unionists, artists, environmentalists and businesses.

We recognise the need for new solutions to our energy problems.

But fracking is the wrong solution – and we believe Lancashire can do better.

We have a positive vision for our county – developing our abundant renewable energy resources, improving energy conservation, and building community energy where local people have a genuine stake in the energy they produce and consume. This would create jobs, provide genuine opportunities for our young people, cut carbon emissions and protect our environment.

As the Government has failed to listen and act on our concerns, we look to our local representatives to do what’s best for Lancashire. Please oppose the fracking plans and support a Frack Free Lancashire. Signed

  • A A Hosiery, Burnley
  • A White Room, Colne
  • About Coffee, Colne
  • Accrington Baby Centre, Accrington
  • Accrington Carpet and Bed, Accrington
  • Advanced Print Solutions, Longridge
  • Ahoy Lancaster, Lancaster
  • Aiqah’s Boutique, Nelson
  • All Sorts Cheaper 4 U, Blackpool
  • Allen Braithwaite, Colne
  • Alma Inn, Accrington
  • Ancient Mariner Furniture, Ribchester
  • Angel’s Hair Design, Colne
  • Anise, Chorley
  • Anita’s Furnishing, Accrington
  • Anne Whittaker Bridal Wear, Accrington
  • Antonias, Burnley
  • Aphrodite Health Store, Penwortham
  • Art and Soul Gallery, Padiham
  • Art and Soul, Leyland
  • Ascot Studios, Ribchester
  • Ashey’s Fashionware, Preston
  • Astons Optique, Accrington
  • Atticus Books, Lancaster
  • Ayda Boutique, Preston
  • AZ Car Care, Accrington
  • Bargain Booze Accrington, Accrington
  • Barn Owl Produce, Ormskirk
  • Baxenden Ironing, Accrington
  • Beautiful Planet café, Preston
  • Beauty at No 3, Accrington
  • Bee Mill Garage, Ribchester
  • Bee Mill Laundry, Ribchester
  • Bella Anika, Blackpool
  • Bewitched Parties, Leyland
  • Big Butts, Preston
  • Blackburn and District Trades Union Council
  • Bolthole Gifts, Rawtenstall
  • Bookidz, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Booshooz, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Brabins Shop, Chipping
  • Breck News, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Brethertons Gold Line, Thornley with Wheatley
  • Brough’s Butchers, Ormskirk
  • Brown Brothers, Longridge
  • Buggy Brilliant, Chorley
  • Burnley Firefighters’ White Watch
  • Burnley Homebrew, Burnley
  • C.E Burke & Sons, Preston
  • Card Emporium, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Carleton Chemist Shop, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Chipping Farm Shop, Chipping
  • Clark’s Hardware, Nelson
  • Coco Boo, Preston
  • Conlan’s Butcher’s, Padiham
  • Connect IT Ltd, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Crown and Green Line Taxis, Colne
  • Cutting Edge, Preston
  • Daisys Dog Grooming, Padiham
  • Dale Hey Touring Park, Ribchester
  • De Mendo, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Dean Anthony, Accrington
  • Ditsy Bride, Colne
  • Dr Fiona O’Neill, You Thrive, Lancaster
  • Drenched Cosmetics, Kirkham
  • Dressing Room, Colne
  • East Lancashire Clarion Choir
  • East Lancashire Natural Childbirth Trust
  • Edges, Preston
  • Elaine’s Wholefoods, Barnoldswick
  • e-Logic Computer Services, Freckleton
  • Emma Hartley Bridalwear, Colne
  • F Haynes, Blackpool
  • Falafel Express, Preston
  • Flower Barrow, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Fonebox, Preston
  • Forties to Naughties, Blackpool
  • Friends of Greenfield Local Nature Reserve, Colne
  • Fylde and District Windows Ltd, Blackpool
  • Fylde Travel, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Gabriel’s House/Howell Ltd, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Glasform, Singleton
  • Glory Hole, Accrington
  • Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, Aughton
  • Green Elephant Cooperative, Lancaster
  • Green Technologies and Solutions Ltd, Samlesbury
  • H Conway and Sons, Preston
  • Haw (NW) Ltd, Rawtenstall
  • Health Rack, Longridge
  • Heather Lea Nurseries, Westby
  • Holloways of Poulton, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Homecare Walkabout, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Horse and Bamboo Theatre, Rossendale
  • Hugos Barbers, Blackpool
  • Idris Patel Newsagents, Preston
  • Ink Plus, Preston
  • Inkognito Tattoo Studio, Accrington
  • Jack’s Café, Nelson
  • Jaffa restaurant, Preston
  • Jam Media, St Annes
  • James Anthony Antiques, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Jason Stocks Barbers, Preston
  • J-Lo’s Hair, Beauty & Nails, Padiham
  • K and H Balls, Preston
  • Kendalls Sandwich Bar, Burnley
  • Kings Wood Estate Agents, Preston
  • Lancashire Tea
  • Leagrams Organic Dairy, Chipping
  • Lee’s Pet Products
  • Leyland Home Brew, Leyland
  • Lilly’s Dog Grooming, Accrington
  • Little Town Farm Shop, Chipping
  • Live Like the Boy, Colne
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  • Ma Bakers, Westby
  • Mace Blackpool, Blackpool
  • Malcolm’s Musicland, Chorley
  • Manor Property Management, Colne
  • Maple Farm Nursery Gardens, Westby
  • Messrs R Moore, farmers, Woodplumpton
  • Millie’s Hurst Green, Clitheroe
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  • One Planet, Accrington
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  • Pink Tree Parties, Kirkham
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  • Premier Travel, Nelson
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  • Queen’s Hotel, Leyland
  • Radical Resourcing Ltd, Lancaster
  • Raw Furniture, Ribchester
  • Recycle Works Ltd, Ribchester
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  • Relish Sandwiches, Nelson
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  • Rural Fylde Young Riders Club, Out Rawcliffe
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  • Safari Tanning, Accrington
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  • Sew-Mech, Preston
  • Shorecare, Blackpool
  • Simply Natural, Kirkham
  • Single Step Co-op Ltd, Lancaster
  • Single Step, Lancaster
  • Sizzling Pigs, Lytham
  • Smartee Babez, Burnley
  • Sophie’s Choice, Preston
  • Source Deli, Ormskirk
  • Spectacle Factory Shop, Preston
  • St Annes Dog Minders, St Annes
  • Sun Station Tanning Studio, Colne
  • Super Fruit, Nelson
  • Swarn Singh, Preston
  • T and G Web Design, Leyland
  • T S J Newsagents, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • T. Holden Ltd, Inskip
  • Taylormade, Colne
  • Sandwich Bar, Colne
  • The Baby Shop, Fleetwood
  • The Bridal Lounge, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • The Copper Kettle, Ribchester
  • The DVD Studio, St Annes
  • The Green Chimney, Colne
  • The Snip, Fleetwood
  • The Studio Coffee Shop, Rawtenstall
  • The Town Barbers, Leyland
  • Thoughts, Nelson
  • Tillotsons Arms, Chipping
  • Tinderbox, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Tony’s Fish and Chips, Rawtenstall
  • Top Café, Preston
  • Town Café, Chorley
  • Trawden Pottery, Colne
  • Trend Jewellers, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Uncle’s Pawnbrokers, Chorley
  • Victoria Hotel, Accrington
  • Victorian Arts and Crafts, Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Vogue Hair Design, Accrington
  • Wags Dog Salon, Newton
  • Washable Fabrics, Roseacre
  • Westgarth News, Blackpool
  • Wheatsheaf Health Foods & Homebrew, Ormskirk
  • Workhouse Marketing, Ribchester
  • 4ones Express, Burnley


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