Half an hour ago a second supplier pulled out of a contract with Cuadrilla for its fracking site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
Opponents of Cuadrilla’s activities blockaded Moore’s Readymix Concrete in St Annes this morning.
Just before 9am, the company’s director, Roy Moore, sent an email to Cuadrilla confirming that he would not make further deliveries.
The email, copied to protesters, said:
“As you are aware the protesters have now moved to block our St Annes Depot and we have been unable to move raw materials in and concrete out for any customers this morning.
“I understand that this blockade will continue whilst we are supplying your contract at Preston New Road.
“In view of the drastic effect this is now having on the rest of my customers we have no alternative but to cease supplies to the above site.
“Obviously I need to take legal advice as to our position on this matter but no further deliveries will be made to your site.”
Yesterday Armstrong Aggregates in Bolton announced it was stopping supplies to Cuadrilla at Preston New Road after protesters blockaded Montcliffe Quarry in Horwich. DrillOrDrop report. Cuadrilla said that contract had already been fulfilled.
DrillOrDrop has asked for comments on today’s decision from Cuadrilla and the industry support group, Lancashire for Shale. This post will be updated with any response.
A protester received minor injuries following a collision with a car at the Moore’s site earlier this morning.
A statement from Lancashire Police said:
“During the protest there was a minor collision between a protestor and a Mitsubishi vehicle which is being investigated. The injured party received very minor injuries and the driver will be spoken to.”
Updated 10.30 7/2/17 to include statement from Lancashire Police and to correct location of Moore’s depot from Lytham to St Annes