Don’t Frack The Shires – Gandolfs Quest – High Noon

Posted on 22. Aug, 2016 by in Environment & Nature, Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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Stroud’s Jojo Mehta is at about 8.53 in this film ‘Gandalf’s Quest – High Noon …. Anti-fracking event’.

See other films in this ‘quest’ here by intermetmedia. A united action by a new alliance of groups opposed to fracking and CSG/coalbed methane operations in the Wye Valley AONB, which straddles two counties … Herefordshire & Gloucestershire. Rick Guest, aka Gandolph. is emulating Tolkein’s hero and, in this case going to London (not Port Talbot the original muse) DAY ONE of a four day event starting off from Barclays Bank, Hereford and walking to Hoarwithy. The original inspirational shires – 20th August 2016. This is the first step in a journey all the way to Downing Street for local resident Rick Guest. Rick is determined to highlight the threat of fracking in Herefordshire – because the government is planning to allow drilling for shale gas around Symonds Yat, Welsh Newton and Ross on Wye. Rick took on the persona of Gandalf, donning a wizard’s cloak as he began his walk from Hereford to Symonds Yat in a Tolkien-style quest through the shire. He invited concerned residents to join him at midday on Saturday 20 August at Yat Rock, Symonds Yat. His journey continues from Bank Holiday Monday (29th August) through the forest of Dean on foot and cycling, onward arriving eventually at 10 Downing Street.

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3 Responses to “Don’t Frack The Shires – Gandolfs Quest – High Noon”

  1. jo woolley

    25. Aug, 2016

    Hi Philip

    I am in the process of organising the Global Peace Party which will be on Sunday 18th Sept in Bank Gardens from midday to about 4pm. There will be guest speakers, songs from the community choir(s), good vibe music, community peace scrolls, and the invitation to write peace wishes and prayers to hang on the ironwood tree there. Events continue in the evening at the old town hall – a talk by rep of conscientious objectors, discussion and global peace meditation, poetry with peace theme, refreshments, music by Ragababas. Hope you will manage to come at least during the day!

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  2. Jo Woolley

    25. Aug, 2016

    Sorry; I thought the message left offered a more general scope. But in response to the fracking threat – it is a direct threat to our peaceful co-existence with nature, with wildlife, with regard to our own well-being. If we abuse the Earth, we abuse ourselves. Fracking has been shown to have a damaging effect on communities which show an increase in violent and sexual crimes, drug dealing and traffic fatalities. It is not acceptable and that line needs to be drawn very loudly and very strongly to show this government that it will not be allowed to cross it! Fracking is retrograde; destructive and based on a severely limited view of the challenges facing us collectively!

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