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How to get to the camp

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The camp is located on Preston New Road, just outside Blackpool, PR4 3PE.

From Blackpool North Station there is either a free shuttle bus every two hours, or public transport options.

FREE Shuttle bus times: Thursday – 6pm and 8pm. Friday & Saturday – 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm.

The 61 bus leaves from Blackpool Town Centre, Corporation Street, every half hour. Bus timetable here. Get off at Maple Farm Nursery in Peel and continue along the road for 500m. The latest bus leaves at 10:35pm.

(If you’re arriving into Preston Railway station you can get the 61 from the bus station, stand 66.)

If you arrive later and are really stuck, take the 3, 4 or 14 to Mereside tesco (which all run until around 11:30pm), then walk for 40 mins along Preston New Road, the A583, following directions to Kirkham.

If you have any questions, please email info@nodashforgas.org.uk

 

Coaches

We have booked several coaches coming from the South West, South Coast and London.
  • South West
There will be two vehicles providing transport from the South West:
On Thursday 14th August a minibus will be leaving from Bristol. This will return on Wednesday 20th August.On Saturday 16th a full sized coach will be picking up people from two or three as yet to be confirmed locations in the Somerset/Bristol area. This will be returning on Sunday 17th August after the march. Bookings can be made by emailing your phone number to frackfreebristol@gmail.com.
  • Sussex
A coach will be leaving from Brighton for the camp on Thursday 14th August at 8am. Further pick-up points will be arranged across Sussex. Expect to arrive in Blackpool in time for tea!
If there is enough interest, a return coach will be booked from the camp to Sussex for Wednesday 20th August. Please let us know if you’d like a return coach.
Costs: £25 one way for adults, £15 for children. If you can’t afford this, get in touch and subsidised travel can be arranged.
All enquiries including bookings, questions and registering an interest in return coach travel to lewesagainstfracking@gmail.com. Or TEXT (don’t call) 07963249438. 
  • London
Frack Off London are offering subsidised travel to this year’s Reclaim the Power camp in Blackpool. We will have two coaches leaving from Victoria.
The coach times are below:

Departing from Victoria Rail Station:
9am on Thursday 14th
6pm on Friday 15th
Departing from Reclaim the Power
3pm on Sunday 17th
3pm on Tuesday 19thWe are asking for a suggested donation of £5 per journey (plus booking fee). The exact pickup location will be sent via email on 11 August.You can book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reclaim-the-power-london-transport-tickets-12409977577Please select a departure coach and a return coach. Be sure to bring your printed ticket confirmation in order to board the coach. If you have any questions, please get in touch at info@frackofflondon.org.uk.
  • Travel from elsewhere
If you’d like to come from elsewhere by train or National Express coach, book tickets to Blackpool.
At present, no coaches are being arranged from the North to the camp, because Blackpool is pretty easily accessible by train from the North. An off-peak return train ticket from Manchester to Blackpool costs £17.70. An off-peak return train ticket from Leeds to Blackpool costs £28.50.
If no coach is arranged from your area and you can’t afford the train ticket, a limited number of travel subsidies will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. For information on this email info@nodashforgas.org.uk.
Or, if no coach is currently arranged from your area and you think that there would be enough interest to make organising a coach worthwhile, email info@nodashforgas.org.uk to let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Safe travels!

Food

What is provided?

We will provide three basic vegan meals a day, with coffee and tea available in between.  Eating together is a great great way to meet everybody and get to know each other.  One kitchen will always provide early breakfast and kids-friendly dishes especially for families.

Why Vegan?

We are cooking vegan food so that we can include as many people as possible – but we are aware that there are other types of diets. If you have any specific dietary recommendations, please understand that we cannot cater to all of them. There is always the possibility to go to the kitchens and ask to prepare your own meal within the limitations of catering for this many people.  Feel free to bring your own snacks , but please be aware that this also creates waste that we have to dispose of.

What does it cost?

This is a donation-based camp and we are always happy for contributions in terms of food, especially spices, herbs and dry food. If you have spare crockery and cutlery, we are very happy to use them and can return them to you after the camp.  Please clearly label anything you would like to be returned.   Nobody is excluded based on their ability to pay – we welcome everybody!

How can I help?

Volunteering to chop, cook, wash-up and generally help the cooking teams is a great way to meet new people and get stuck in so feel free to offer your time during the camp – you will be welcomed with open arms!

Covering the costs of the Camp

The camp costs many thousands of pounds to put on – for marquees, transport, publicity and more.  We ask that people make a voluntary donation of between £10 and  £30 at the Welcome Tent, depending on your ability to pay.    As above, no-one will be excluded for financial reasons.

Alcohol

Since the exciting announcement of the location of the RTP 2014 camp, some questions and concerns have been raised about the presence of alcohol on site.   This was the subject of a lengthy discussion and a consensus decision-making process at this weekend’s planning camp, which was open for all members of the network to attend.

Those present (roughly 40 people) reached active consensus on the issue.  It was decided that the camp will largely be a dry zone. This was both in order to manage alcohol consumption, and to avoid the exclusion of attendees who, for various reasons, may not feel comfortable with the use of alcohol on site.

Nevertheless, our past experience has shown us that a blanket ban on alcohol is almost impossible to enforce and has not been effective in eradicating drinking altogether.  Rather it has meant that people drink in smaller groups, or alone, rather than in communal areas.

With this in mind, the decision was taken that alcohol would be permitted for three evenings only during the camp, coinciding with scheduled entertainment or celebration. We hope that this will encourage the consumption of alcohol to be both sociable and responsible.

We will make sure that there is a designated quiet area/family camping area and a kids space to allow families to enjoy the camp safely.

During the meeting, the members of the Reclaim the Power network that were present, committed to looking after the wellbeing of anyone adversely affected by alcohol consumption on site.  This is easier for us to do if alcohol is consumed overtly, rather than covertly.

Of particular concern to us was ensuring that the camp is in harmony with the local community, many of whom plan to attend.

What to bring

Here’s a handy list of things you might like to bring to the camp!

  • Your friends!  All of them!
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Torch
  • Water-proof and warm clothing
  • Suncream and sunhat
  • Pen and paper
  • some cash to make a donation to the camp running costs (if you have it)
  • An open and
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