Here’s a very important date for your diaries. On Sunday 31st May the Misson Community Action Group, with the help of Frack Free Nottingham, Bassetlaw Against Fracking and Frack Free South Yorkshire, are holding a parade from Bawtry to Misson to show how strongly people feel about the dangers that fracking poses to our health, businesses, tourism, water supply, farming and day-to-day life in Misson, Bassetlaw, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.
In order to send a message to the fracking company IGas Energy, a massive turnout is needed on the day – so please come along and help make this the biggest ever anti-fracking rally ever held in Nottinghamshire/South Yorkshire.
We will be assembling at Bawtry Market Place at 10am. Then the procession will head to Misson and finishes at the Village Green in Misson.
The parade will be a family-friendly event, so please bring your kids, friends, neighbours – everyone! There will be placards available on the day, or why not make your own to show how much you are against fracking?
IMPORTANT:The route has been altered slightly on the advice of the police and Highways. We all know how dangerous the stretch of road between Hagg Lane and Williamson’s corner is and there is no footpath. We have decided to cut this out by diverting down Hagg Lane along the bridle way and enter Misson via Slaynes Lane. Safety is the main concern particularly as we have families with children on the walk.
There will be marshals with hi-vis jackets to supervise the route and help with traffic. There will be first-aiders.
Be prepared for all weathers and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Bring snacks and a drink. There will be a water station at the Hagg Lane/Bawtry Road junction.
Children are the responsibility of parents/guardians.
Please do not litter.
Remember the Parade is not a political event. Please keep the slogans on placards and any chants focused on the anti-fracking theme.
Do bring some things to make some noise such as whistles, drums, instruments . Can people make some buns to sell at the Green?
At the Green there will be some music, stalls and opportunity to network, sign petitions etc. Representatives from other local groups will be present.
Toilet facilities will be available at the Duck Festival. We would ask that you also go to support this community event. Buy a ticket and visit the stalls. Misson Community Action Group will be there. Local pubs will also be open.