Monthly Archives: April 2018

Le Tour de Frack

Saturday 23 June 2018
Join us for a cycle tour visiting oil drilling sites in the Weald, South East England.

On 23 June 2018 we will be gathering for an ‘en masse’ cycle tour of areas affected by oil drilling in the South East of England. Sites will include Horse Hill, Brockham and Leith Hill in Surrey and Balcombe in West Sussex.

This will be a family focused event with riders of all levels and abilities welcome. You can participate for a small section of the route or make a day of it.

If cycling is not your thing, please join us instead at ‘Gatherings at the Gates’ to cheer the cyclists on and to come together for refreshments, music, fun, games, information sharing and of course the obligatory cake.

Details of the routes and timings will be published soon. Save the date and watch this space.

The routes will vary between 16 and 55 miles long. Participating cyclists should register at Eventbrite.

Our West Sussex neighbour Frack Free Sussex will also be hosting a pre-tour banner and flag making session on Saturday 8 June (venue TBC). . Our message will be bright, colourful and clear: ‘Clean Energy Now’ and ‘No to drilling in The Weald’.

If you’re interested in joining the ride, or want to be a part of the day in some other way, please get in touch at tourdefrackuk@gmail.com and visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1629452990496106/

More information to follow soon.

#GreenFieldsNotOilFields

Home Counties residents launch crowdfunding appeal to challenge ‘unjust’ High Court injunction by oil company as it holds its AGM in London

Press release from the Weald Action Group

The Weald Action group – an umbrella organisation for those opposing unconventional oil and gas exploration across South East England – is today (24th April) launching a Crowd Justice fundraising appeal to challenge a proposed legal injunction which aims to stop protests against UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) company’s exploration sites. (1)

The appeal was launched this morning as UKOG, a company listed on the “Alternative Investment Market”, held its Annual General Meeting in London.

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Local residents seek support to fight oppressive injuction

Six local residents from oil exploration sites across Surrey and Sussex have launched a crowdfunder appeal to pay for the legal costs of fighting an injunction being pursed by UK Oil and Gas Ltd.

UK Oil and Gas Ltd (UKOG, and its family of companies) has applied to the High Court for an injunction that could severely curtail local people’s ability to campaign against their plans to drill for oil and gas near their homes. UKOG has a site at Horse Hill in Surrey as well as an interest in Leith Hill site.

The six residents say, “This injunction could stop the right to peaceful protest and prevent us from raising awareness of the new risky methods of unconventional oil and gas drilling and the industrialisation of our beautiful countryside.

“We need your support to raise funds for our legal costs.”

Support the Crowdfunder appeal