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Call-out for support for fracking resisters: Thu 20 Nov in Manchester & Wrexham

Frack Free Wrexham | 19.11.2014 23:02 | Ecology | Energy Crisis | Fracking | Wales

Papers have been lodged in the High Court by the landowner against 'persons unknown' at the Borras Community Protection Camp in Wrexham seeking possession of the currently occupied site of the proposed GP/Dart/IGas test drill.

Support is requested in the morning (Thu 20 Nov) at the court hearing in Manchester and at the camp near Wrexham. Full details below.


The hearing is scheduled for 10.30am, Thu 20 November,
Manchester CJC, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester M60 9DJ.

Please attend from 10am to show your support.


The camp address is Borras Road, Borras, Wrexham LL13 9TG.

From the A534 Wrexham to Holt Road, take the turning nearly opposite the Holt Lodge Hotel, follow this road right to the end, turn left at the T-junction and the camp is on the left just past the 'Borras' village sign. 1 mile from Holt Lodge.

Please turn up any time from 9.30am. Bring your own supplies of drinks and snacks. Bring still and video cameras, wear sturdy boots. Legal observers also needed.

See also:
Facebook group: Borras and Holt Community Protection Camp
Twitter: @BCPC2 and @frackfreewxm
Camp phone: 07762 258121

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- e-mail: frackfreewrexham [AT]


Eviction order granted

20.11.2014 16:22

At the High Court in Manchester today, Judge David Hodge granted an eviction order (to come into effect 11:59pm Friday 21st November). The claimants - ostensibly the farmer and his son but almost certainly organised and paid for by IGas - were represented by Tom Roscoe. The defendants were unrepresented with Julie Ray acting as McKenzie friend and allowed to present the defendants' arguments for the case to be thrown out, for an adjournment and for it to be heard in Wales (all of which were refused).

This was the same judge and same representation for the claimant as the recent Cuadrilla injunction in relation to fracking sites in Lancashire. See:

Costs against the defendants were NOT awarded by the judge, because of the delay in the claimants serving the notice, giving defendants less than three days to prepare their case.

Frack Free Wrexham meeting tonight, Thursday, 7pm at the Cunliffe Arms, Jeffreys Rd, Borras.

Please keep supporting the camp.

Photos to follow.

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Support at Borras Camp earlier today

20.11.2014 17:41

While the court hearing was underway in Manchester, a crowd of people gathered at the camp in support.

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