Frack Free Chorley

& South Ribble

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Monthly Meetings- 4th Wed of every Month at Trader Jacks, Hollinshead Street, Chorley, PR7 1EP- upstairs  starting April 2017


We are against Fracking in Chorley, South Ribble, Lancashire, UK.

Following the lastest applications for fracking drilling licenses these areas are affected: Adlington, Abbey Village, Brinscall, Withnell, Wheelton, White Coppice,  Brindle Healey Nab, Rivington, Horwich, Blackrod, Bolton, Blackburn, all of the West Pennines which is a huge water catchment area.  CLICK HERE for Map SD61 & SD62 area & Now Croston SD 165

NEW short film filmed in Lancashire called "A Stand Against Fracking" by Noemi Cassenelli . click here

Recent News



 FEB 2017- Armstrong Aggregates cancels Contract with Cuadrilla.

Frack Free Chorley & South Ribble, welcome the recent announcement from Armstrongs Aggregates that it has cancelled its contract with the Fracking company Cuadrilla. This was down to the persistent pressure from residents of Lancashire and Bolton who worked together with Bolton Against Fracking to protect our land, water, and children’s health for a cleaner environment and for standing up for democracy.

Cuadrilla is building its infrastructure for 4 deep fracking wells at Preston New Road not 15 miles away from Chorley. Lancashire County Council stood up against the decision to frack as did the Planning Inspectorate following days of the Planning enquiry. This cost was borne by the taxpayers. The government took an unprecedented step and over ruled the democratic process to allow it to go through against the wishes of Lancashire County Council and the residents.

We at Frack Free Chorley & South Ribble gathered a petition together together to ensure Chorley Council debated the issue in a full Council Meeting with the Lady Mayor last year. Chorley Council is against fracking on any of the land it owns and was pleased that local residents are taking an active role in what is happening in their area.

We congratulate Armstrong Aggregates on making this decision, many of their quarries are based around the local area including Brinscall Quarry, and this was a bold move by the Director David Armstrong following continuous pressure from local Frack Free groups.

The residents involved in peaceful protection of our environment are ordinary professional people who have families, hold down jobs, and care about the countryside and quality of life for everyone.

We are the major water catchment area for United Utilities with our stunning beautiful moors of the West Pennines. Fracking is a serious threat to our drinking water and at the end of the day you cannot drink oil or gas.

For those residents who wish to learn more about what fracking entails, or wish to get involved and spread awareness, please come along to our Frack Free Chorley & South Ribble monthly meetings at Trader Jacks, Hollinshead Street, Chorley, 4th Wednesday of every month, or check out our website, www.

Farmers, Landowners, Equine Centres, Golf ranges, Leisure - if you own land or know someone who does please read the information to protect your land from fracking- click here to read .

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS  we learned about the Community Bill of Rights which is something you should look up check  up CELDF or click here to read more

 We have also given presentations to local Parish Councillors covering Brinscall, Withnell, Wheelton, Heapey, Adlington,South Ribble, Hesketh Bank. We hope to be having some meetings in South Ribble soon too.


GREAT STEP FORWARD on 19th Jan 2016 our petition was accepted by Chorley Council which forced  Chorley Council to debate the issue of hydraulic fracturing in our area at the Full council Meeting with the Mayor. Chorley Council have agreed 2 out of our 3 items on the petition whilst at present they cannot declare the borough Frack Free we are working together. The Mayor thanked the residents of Chorley for bringing this to their attention, the Council will also be writing to the Secretary of State to ask them to respect local decision making.

NOVEMBER 2015 Hurray 2571 signatures from our petition to declare Chorley Frack Free, more signatures arriving , the petition is ongoing, here we are presenting to Alistair Bradley the head of Chorley Council - well done everyone who signed and helped gather signatures.

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Our first public meeting at Chorley Cricket Club

Videos & Films please click below

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Click Here to read the MEDACT report on Fracking risks to Health compiled by Medical specialists 

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If you are a farmer, landowner, Equine Centre, Fishery, Golf Course, you need to read the following on the threats you face to your land, animals, crops from the fracking companies, who will be able to frack under your land

Click here to read

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