• 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.


    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.

    Evidence will be provided by the following expert witnesses:

    • Location and Risk, Colin D Watson B.Eng., C.Eng., MIET
    • Air Quality and Public Health, Professor Andrew Watterson  PhD, CFIOSH
    • Environmental Impact and Public Health, Dr Patrick Saunders FRCP FFPH
    • Social Harm, Dr Anna Szolucha MA Hons. PhD
    • Geology, Robin Grayson MSc
    • Inadequacies in the geological investigations, Professor David Smythe BSc, PhD
    • Climate Change, Professor Kevin Anderson PhD, CEng, FIMechE
    • Economic Sustainability, David Plunkett MSc
    • Planning, Jackie Copley BA(Hons), PgCert, MA, MRTPI

    Summaries of this evidence are on our website “ellesmereportfrackfree.uk”.

    The “Keep Cheshire Frack Free” Rally” will be on the first morning of the Inquiry outside Chester Town Hall at 9.30am. For more information please see the Facebook event.

    The inspector will be interested in attendance at the Inquiry as a measure of local concern. Please pop in if you are able, even if it is just for an hour or two when you are in town shopping.

    If anyone wants to speak for 5 minutes to express your concerns please let us know and we will arrange with the Inspector.

    We are still short of funds to pay for our defence at the Inquiry, if you can contribute, please do sowww.gofundme.com/ellesmere-port-appeal-fund

  • Green Oak Farm Pub Meeting

    FFEP&U Poster

  • Inquiry Rally Times and Dates

    Keep Cheshire Frack Free!

    Come and support us at our demo at 9am on 15th January outside Chester Town Hall!

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