Saturday, 16 August 2014

Human health hazards of certain substances used in fracking

 Human health hazards of certain substances used in fracking

Judging by the results of a new study, many of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, a technology popularly known as fracking can harm not only the reproductive hormones in the human body but also the glucocorticoid and thyroid hormones, which are essential to maintain good health. Other recent research indicates that the chemical composition of wastewater generated by fracking could cause the release of tiny particles in lands that often strongly various heavy metals and pollutants are linked. Such a release would exacerbate environmental risks for accidental discharges.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Upton Parish Council Meeting, Monday 28th July 2014

Hi everyone,

Many thanks to all those who came to protest peacefully outside and attend the Upton Parish Council meeting earlier this week.

Just in case you haven't seen the local press yet, attached is a photo of the protest and below are more details of the discussion at the meeting:

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Your Rights after Arrest

Your Rights after Arrest

This is taken from the Barton Moss Community page

If you have been arrested on the Moss please read. This thing GMP and the CPS have been doing and getting away with - it looks like we have found the correct and simple legal remedy ...
.... the one where they make an arbitrary arrest about an imagined offence, then press totally baseless charges, and then leave them standing for months, before 'discontinuing' the proceedings a few days before a trial has been scheduled , which effectively leaves the baseless charges 'suspended', either forever , or worse, until it suited them to make use of them somehow.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

To submit comments on Cheshire West & Chester Local Plan Part 2

To submit comments on Cheshire West & Chester Local Plan Part 2

1. Go to the CW&C website at

2. Click on the tab marked consultation (bottom right quadrant of the screen)

3. Click to See all consultations, then from the list displayed select Local Plan

4. Under the heading Local Plan (Part Two) Land Allocations and Detailed Policies… click on the link to the Consultation Portal

5. At this point you can view submissions already made by following the link Who Said What? (top right quadrant of the screen)

Monday, 2 June 2014

Links of interest

 Links of interest

Fracking risks reducing house prices by 30%
North West homeowners could see the value of their property drop by 30% if the government continues to push fracking, a surveyor has warned.,Housing Market ,buy to let,surveyors ,chartered surveyors,North West,coalition,Richard Sexton,United States
Impact of shale fracking on property prices in the U.K.
The increase of shale fracking in the U.K. is causing concern for environmentalists and NIMBY's, but should property investors also be concerned? MSN reported only yesterday that, in the U.S., mortgage lenders are becoming more cautious about approving loans for properties near fracking sites.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

I REALLY wanted that job

I REALLY wanted that job

I`m not an environmentalist, eco-warrior, left winger or Green Party member.

I`m a very well informed and ordinary concerned citizen using knowledge and wisdom for the benefit of future generations.

I`m also an ex North Sea drill crew worker with several years experience in the industry.

I`m the page creator of N.E. Wales Anti-Fracking Action Network (NEWAFAN) based in Borras, Wrexham, North East Wales, where I`ve lived for the last 20 years.

I created the facebook page to not only let local residents know about the new planning application that was lodged on the 20`Th September with WCBC by GP Energy who propose to drill an exploration well to test for gas content within the coal seams below the Borras Head area of Wrexham, but also to try and PROPERLY inform people about the impacts and implications that surround exploitation of unconventional gas resources should this planning and future applications be approved.