Saturday, 3 October 2015

Barclays Fracking Day of Action

The fracking industry has a terrible track record around the world – leaving a trail of health problems behind it, as well as pollution to land, air and water. Barclays Bank owns 97% of Third Energy – a company planning to frack across Ryedale, North Yorkshire. They plan 19 wells, including some very close to the beautiful North York Moors National Park


Sheffield Friends of the Earth will be holding a day of action outside Barclays Bank in Sheffield City Centre on Saturday 10th October. We'll be asking Barclays to stop funding fracking.

If you can make it to the day of action then please contact shaun@sheffieldfoe.co.uk so we know who is coming.

As it stands at the moment, we’ll be starting the action at 12 noon outside Barclays in Sheffield city centre (opposite the town hall). It would be useful if people get there 5 minutes earlier so we are ready for 12 noon. We’ll be there until 2 pm but you obviously don’t have to stay for the full 2 hours.

This will be a peaceful action and we do not want to do anything that will result in Barclays calling the police to move us on. Therefore, please do not stick anything on their windows or block the entrance etc.

Sheffield Friends of the Earth will bring a camera to take photos of the event. These will be used as part of a press release to send to the local media.

If you get time, please have a read at the documents below.

Background:
https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/action-pack-day-climate-action-10-oct-86149.pdf

Dealing with the branch:
https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/clone-stop-funding-fracking-speaking-barclays-staff-87713.pdf

FAQs
https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/facts-about-fracking-85615.pdf

Leaflet
https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/barclays-stop-funding-fracking-leaflet-86341.pdf

Fracking poster:
https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/barclays-stop-funding-fracking-poster-86339.pdf

Petition:
https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/barclays-stop-funding-fracking-petition-86340.pdf

Please keep checking this site for the latest details.