The Northern Gas Gala begins!
Anti-fracking protests at Barton Moss stepped up a gear today as Salford residents and activists joined arms to block the drilling rig from entering the proposed new drill site. There were four arrests.
Everyone is invited to visit the Protection Camp. http://northerngasgala.org.uk/
Frack Free Salford and Manchester: http://frackfreegtrmanchester.org.uk/
Things to bring:
Water, food and warm/waterproof clothes, sun protection.
Picnics, cakes, fluid, tea-making facilities, warm/waterproof clothes, friends, banners, games, music, instruments, Knitting (yellow and black – gasfield free community colours!), blankets, chairs, tables, Gazebos, small tents, plastic cutlery/plates.
Things not to bring:
Alcohol, drugs, anything which could be construed as a weapon, glass etc.
The site at Barton Moss is on farmland adjacent to the M62 in Salford, Greater Manchester. The site entrance is off Barton Moss Road, to the north of Tunnel Farm, just before the bridge over the motorway. Barton Moss Road runs north from the Liverpool Road (A57) to the west of Barton Aerodrome. There is a house with banners (see picture) on the corner of Barton Moss Road/Liverpool Road.
Buses (67) run regularly from Manchester (Shudehill Interchange) down the Liverpool Road and stop at Barton Moss Road. The nearest railway stations are Patricroft (about 2 miles away) and Irlam (about 3 miles away). Both stations are a short walk from the Liverpool Road from where you can get a number 67 bus.
Address: Land North of Tunnel Farm, Barton Moss Road (off Liverpool Road/A57), Eccles, Manchester M30 7RQ
See our map for more detailed directions.
The Northern Gas Gala! will be a show of community protection against the threat of harm to our health and environment posed by the fracking industry. The industry is supported by the state and therefore there will almost certainly be a police-presence. Know your rights, read THIS and don’t be intimidated. The Gala will be a inclusive, friendly space and we won’t be bullied.