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Welcome to our October Newsletter

There is only one subject in this Newsletter:

We must show that we, the local communities, do not support fracking

A message to RAG Supporters
Frack Free Lancashire October Newsletter
A Local Resident writes to Mark Menzies MP
Councils Against Fracking
Councils against Fracking



RAG AGM 27th January 2021


RAG AGM   27th January 2021


Happy New Year!                                                                                                                  RAG AGM   27th January 2021                                                                                  Elswick Generating Station                                                                                        Preston New Road                                                                                                              Thank you

A very Happy New Year to all our RAG supporters. We hope you and your families enjoyed all the festivities and have remained safe and well. 

This year, due to Covid, we will be having our AGM via Zoom, on the evening of 27th January.

Agenda items so far:
    Election of Committee
    Election of Officers
    The future of RAG
    Elswick Generating Station

If you would like to register to take part by Zoom (instruction available if required), or have any items you wish to raise on the Agenda, please reply to this email. 

Committee Members needed
If you would like to join the RAG Committee please put your name forward by replying to this email.  If necessary, election to the Committee will take place at the AGM. 
We will be looking for two new Officers, to be elected from the Committee

After many years of acting as our Chair, Barbara Richardson is stepping down from the post, although not the Committee, this year after putting enormous amounts of time and energy into RAG from the beginning.   We are very grateful for her commitment and quite understand her desire now to relax and enjoy her new garden.

Rosemary Conlon has moved to Yorkshire and therefore resigned from the Committee.   She also has been involved from the start, serving most recently as Treasurer, and deserves our grateful thanks for all her work and best wishes for her new home. 

Elswick Generating Station
2020 was a very quiet year with the continuing national moratorium on fracking.   The only significant matter for RAG was Cuadrilla’s application for an extension to their planning permission at the Elswick Generating Station on Roseacre Road which was, unfortunately, approved by LCC despite opposition from local Parish Councils and residents, concerned about the access of HGV’s to the site.   No work has yet taken place. 

Preston New Road
There has been no further work at Preston New Road.  Cuadrilla has surrendered its permit to drill and frack, saying it will apply for the relevant permissions at this or other sites as and when the moratorium is lifted.
The company is maintaining a small team for ‘limited analysis of prospective areas of its licenses’, presumably still trying to prove fracking can be done safely.

Thank you
We would like to thank you all for your ongoing support. Remember to keep checking our website and Facebook pages for any news items. 

on behalf of the RAG Committee

Stay safe.