Inquiry Rally Travel Information

The Ellesmere Port Public Inquiry is at the Chester Town Hall and we hope that Frack Free supporters will rally front of the Town Hall from 9.30 am on Tuesday 15 January. There will be banners, placards and facilities for public speaking while those attending the inquiry must be inside by 9.30 for a 10.00 start. The rally is expected to continue outside for some time.

The map shown in the following link shows parking, rail and bus stations and public toilets in the city centre.

The Town Hall is a 15 minute walk from the rail and bus stations, but I there is a number 40 bus service running to the city centre every 10 or 12 minutes.

The closest public toilets to the Town Hall are below the market hall off Princess Street or at the Storeyhouse on Northgate Street/ Hunter Street corner.

There is town centre car parking available for about £5 for the day.

In addition to the car parks shown, there are large park and ride sites at all main approach roads to Chester.

There are plenty of places for food and drink around the Town Hall Square including Blackstocks very good fish and chips, trendy coffee and sandwich bars, the new Storeyhouse, the market hall cafe itself and several pubs and hotels. For some peace and quiet, there is the Cathedral and it’s refectory. The tourist information office is in the Town Hall Square and there’s the whole centre for exploring.

https://www.visitcheshire.com/dbimgs/FINAL%20PARKING%20MAP%20(A3)%20MASTER(3).pdf

The car parks shown as free after 3pm now charge for all times.

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Frack Free Ellesmere Port and Upton Needs You! 07/01/19

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Firstly, wishing you a happy and successful 2019 and thanking you all for your support in 2018.

We are in the final lap of the run up to the Inquiry. So far we are on track and have submitted everything on time. We are in good shape to prevent Ellesmere Port from being turned into the centre of a gas extraction industry, it all remains to be lost or won on the day.

The Inquiry will be held at Chester Town Hall at 10am from 15th to 18th and 22nd to 24th January 2019.

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IGas proposals threaten to damage public health in Ellesmere Port 07/01/19

Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton (FFEP&U) have issued ‘Proof of Evidence’, from nine expert witnesses, to the Government Planning Inspector, ahead of the Public Inquiry.

The inquiry will be held in Chester Town Hall from the 15thuntil the 23rdJanuary 2019.

FFEP&U will be supporting Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) in their defence of the planning committee’s decision to refuse IGas planning permission to flow test their well in Ellesmere Port.

Evidence submitted to the inquiry identifies that the practices of the Unconventional Gas industry could have detrimental effects on health.

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Wrong Place – Wrong Time – Wrong Industry 17/12/19

PRESS RELEASE 10.12.18.

Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton (FFEP&U) issued their ‘Proof of Evidence’ from nine expert witnesses, to the Government Planning Inspector, ahead of the Public Inquiry. The inquiry will be held in Chester Town Hall from the 15thuntil the 23rdJanuary 2019.

FFEP&U are supporting Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) in their defence of the planning committee decision to refuse IGas planning permission to flow test their well in Ellesmere Port. The grounds for their refusal were that it “fails to mitigate and adapt to climate change” and “ensuring best use of renewable energy use and generation”.

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The Wrong Place – The Wrong Time – The Wrong Industry 12/12/18

Life in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire is at a critical point. The community will make a giant step forward with the planned regeneration of the Waterside area, but if IGas is allowed to succeed with its proposals to test for Shale Gas it will mean two giant steps backward for Ellesmere Port.

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