Organised by the North West Green Party, this is the first of a series of ‘Green Mondays’ for members of the Green Party and environmental groups such as Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, who will join the ongoing protests against fracking at the Preston new Road site. This Monday (14/08) we will be joined by former Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett.
For those using public transport, the nearest station is Kirkham-and-Wesham: from there, cross over the road outside the station and catch the #61 bus, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop very close to the fracking site. Alternatively, you could take a bike and cycle from Kirkham-and-Wesham station, which also takes about 15 minutes.
For those coming by car, the best route for getting there is as follows: Come off the M55 @ Jnc 4, onto the A583, signed Preston/Kirkham. Free parking is available at: Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane (off Preston New Road), PR4 3PE – Tel: 01772- 685166. The farm is less than a 20-minute walk from the fracking site.
You can go to the gates directly or meet at the Preston New Road Community Action Hub at Maple Farm (see above) at 10.00 am, from where we can walk up to the site together. The Hub will provide hot drinks, food, information, etc.