Frack Off

Drilling has begun at the UK's only active fracking site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire after legal challenges failed. The site began fracking on the 15th October. Local residents, plus thousands of fracking activists flocked to the gates of the site to object against the fracking company, Cuadrilla.

Since the fracking began on 15th October, there has been numerous earthquake tremors and drilling has come to a halt after the largest tremor of 1.1 magnitude on the 29th October.

There has been no active fracking sites in the UK since 2011, and since the plans to frack at the site began, there has been a swarm of activists on guard at the site 24 hours a day.

Leading the protest were activists Richard Roberts and Simon Roscoe-Blevins. The three who were jailed for 16 months in 2017 for a four day action protest that blocked a convoy of trucks from delivering drilling equipment to the site.

It wasn't just adults that came to protest, teens and toddlers joined in too.

A protestor in rabbit costume takes a rest on the lay-by of Preston New Road whilst his placard speaks for itself.