27 February 2017
Scarborough will host an event on 7th March to launch the 'No Fracking Way' walk.
This walk will go from Kirby Misperton, where Third Energy intend to undertake test fracking and production, to Preston New Road, where Cuadrilla are preparing to carry out fracking. The 120 mile walk is being undertaken in five days by Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper and seven colleagues. Other supporters will walk part of the way and hold events en route.
Click for a video about the 'No Fracking Way' walk
Click to see the route of the 'No Fracking Way' walk
To launch the walk, Frack Free Scarborough and Scarborough Green Party have organised a rally meeting the previous evening with speakers from the walk, from Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, and from several political parties and trades unions.
Green Party Councillor Dilys Cluer, who has helped to organise the meeting, said,
"Both Frack Free Scarborough and the Green Party were intending to hold anti-fracking meetings around this time, so we decided to organise one jointly to support the walk and to make it cross-party, inviting all the parties who officially oppose fracking.
"We hope that the public will be keen to support this initiative and come to hear a variety of short speeches and take part in discussion, and to support the walkers as they gear up for a tough five days."
The rally meeting will be in the Concert Room at Scarborough Library at 7pm on Tuesday 7th March and will be chaired by a member of Frack Free Scarborough. All are welcome.
Published and promoted by Dilys Cluer for Scarborough and Whitby Green Party, both 19 Alexandra Park Scarborough YO12 5JN