HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD BARTON PROTECTION CAMP DEFENDANTS GIVEN BAIL
 

Star date: 5th December 2013 

AS BARTON COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP BLOWN DOWN, GOOD NEWS FOR THE BARTON THREE

Three community protectors, arrested by Greater Manchester Police last week as they tried to delay equipment arriving at the IGas drilling site in Barton, were given unconditional bail at Manchester Magistrates Court today.

Campaigners branded the case "a waste of public money" and called the ruling a "victory for common sense". Meanwhile today, the Barton Community Protection Camp blew down in strong winds and the protectors are appealing for help from the public.

Full details here…


Salford Eco Camp Protest Against IGas Fracking Salford Eco Camp Protest Against IGas Fracking Salford Eco Camp Protest Against IGas Fracking
Salford Eco Camp Protest Against IGas Fracking Salford Eco Camp Protest Against IGas Fracking
click image to enlarge

Three people arrested during a heavy handed police operation last week at the IGas drilling site at Barton were given unconditional bail at Manchester Magistrate's Court today, which means that they can remain at the Barton Community Protection Camp if they so wish.

"There was lots of support at the Court for the arrestees and the result of the case so far is welcomed by Say No To Fracking On Barton Moss" said the Group's John Catterall.

"While we were not happy that they were arrested in the first place, we're elated that there's no bail conditions attached" he added "This is a victory for common sense."

Meanwhile, on the Group's Facebook site, the case was branded "a waste of everyone's time and effort and public money" by supporters of the Camp.

The Barton Three were represented in court by Simon Pook from Robert Lizar Solicitors who told the Salford Star earlier today that, having considered the evidence presented by the prosecution, and seen the video evidence presented by the police, he was looking for a judicial review of the case…"We hoped that, post-Hillsborough, the evidence presented would be scrutinised."

The magistrate turned down this request but the three were bailed with a case review on 9th January, possibly followed by a trial on the 17th and 18th February.

As the case was heard in central Manchester, appeals were ringing out of the Barton Community Protection Camp for help from the public as the Camp was almost destroyed by horrific winds.

Calls were made for strong rope, pallets, stakes and donations to help re-build the Camp…

"We're on a camp rescue mission" wrote Rachel "We won't back down! Today we will stand firm and salvage what we can, tomorrow we will build a bigger, stronger camp. Please come down and help us, if you can't make it could you make a donation to help save and rebuild the camp?"

If anyone does want to make a donation here's the details… http://northerngasgala.org.uk/donations/

Please reference all donations 'gala'.
Account Name: Manchester Climate Action Account Number: 65512724 Sort Code: 08-92-99

And, as the Camp was blowing down and the defendants were fighting their case to protect Barton, Chancellor George Osborne was giving tax breaks for fracking companies in his Autumn Statement, a move criticised by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas…

"The Chancellor has delivered a lavish Christmas gift to fracking companies - giving them tax breaks to support an irresponsible and dangerous dash for gas that will undermine the urgent action we need to reduce our carbon emissions" she said

"It's ironic that a Chancellor who talks about going green is quite happy for the UK to continue to fund massive subsidies for both nuclear and fossil fuels" she added "Taking real action to tackle climate change would create jobs, transform the economy, and help us meet our duty to secure a safe and habitable climate for future generations."


The Campaign Against Climate Change trade union group has called a Day of Solidarity this Sunday, 8th December at 12:30. They are asking for people to bring banners and meet at the junction of Liverpool Rd and Barton Moss Rd, just past Barton Aerodrome.

Main photo shows the defendants and supporters outside Manchester Magistrate's Court this morning

See also previous Salford Star article - Salford Fracking Protest Sees GM Police Overkill - click here

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD COUNCILLORS COULD BE CUT IN BOUNDARY COMMISSION REVIEW
I have said for sometime we don't need to have so many councillor s. The council have been quick to close a lot of services that... [more]
article: SALFORD LIBDEM CANDIDATE CLAIMS SHE’S BEING BULLIED IN CLAREMONT
It appears to have been a genuine mistake on Dan’s part. The picture on the leaflet was of somebody else. End of. ... [more]
article: SALFORD LIBDEM CANDIDATE CLAIMS SHE’S BEING BULLIED IN CLAREMONT
It wasn’t on anybody’s leaflet. There was just a photo of him on the Claremont Alleygaters facebook page ,along with photos of oth... [more]
article: SALFORD LIBDEM CANDIDATE CLAIMS SHE’S BEING BULLIED IN CLAREMONT
Mary if you read the article Dan Towers had stated "I did some work for the Claremont Alleygaters, thinking it was a non political... [more]
article: SALFORD LIBDEM CANDIDATE CLAIMS SHE’S BEING BULLIED IN CLAREMONT
Is the Guy Otten the solicitor Guy Otten, who began his working career as a teacher at PWHS?... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD LIBDEM CANDIDATE CLAIMS SHE’S BEING BULLIED IN CLAREMONT

Star date: 23rd April 2018

TENSION, 'BULLYING' AND POLITICAL DOG FIGHTING IN LOCAL ELECTION CONTEST

While the local election campaigns around Salford are pretty mild at the moment, in the Claremont ward it's all kicking off, with the LibDem candidate, Stef Lorenz, accusing Labour Party supporters of 'bullying', and the authorities of complicity.

Stef has been blocked from putting up posters in the local Height Library for a jumble sale and art auction in aid of restoring the old Height Youth Club, been forced to stand down as chair of that campaign and has been met with a volley of political abuse on social media. What's going on?

Full details here...

SALFORD MINERS REMEMBERED AT AGECROFT MEMORIAL

Star date: 22nd April 2018

RESPECT PAID TO IRWELL VALLEY MINERS

Yesterday, former miners, families and trade unionists gathered at the Agecroft Colliery monument to pay respects to those who lost their lives down the pits...

"Today means everything, it's the only way we can pay back what they did for you" said Jackie Rimmer, whose father died down Agecroft Colliery in 1963.

Full details here...

SALFORD CITY FC WIN PROMOTION TO VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

Star date: 22nd April 2018

SALFORD CITY ONE STEP AWAY FROM FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Salford City FC became champions of the National League North yesterday, despite losing 2-1 to Boston United. Harrogate Town's defeat at Bradford Park Avenue means that no-one can now catch the Class of '92 club.

Full details here...

SALFORD COMMUNITY WOOD CARVING CLUB OPENS AT ECCLES CENTRE

Star date: 22nd April 2018

EXHIBITION OF SALFORD WOOD CARVINGS OPENS NEW UNEMPLOYED ARTS CLUB

An exhibition of ninety wood carvings, featuring everything from birds to animals, to wood spirits and politicians, has opened at the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre.

The exhibition will kickstart a new Salford Unemployed Arts Club based at the Centre, where anyone who is unemployed or disabled can meet and try wood carving or any other creative activity.

Full details here...

NEW SALFORD ‘CLEAN’ COMEDY NIGHT HUGE SUCCESS IN IRLAMS O’ TH’ HEIGHT

Star date: 22nd April 2018

CAN 'CLEAN' COMEDY WORK IN SALFORD? ABSOLUTELY!

This week saw a trial 'clean comedy' night at The Vine Cafe in Irlams O' Th' Height, with five comics wowing the sold out venue, and not a swear word or lewd reference in earshot...

"It had to be right kind of acts" explained organiser Sally Griffiths, as the mix of new performers and professionals pulled off the clean comedy night with aplomb (ooh, er, missus...).

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx