Part of the Community
Cuadrilla is committed to building strong relationships and being a good neighbour. As part of our engagement with local people, Cuadrilla has undertaken a number of activities to provide residents and representatives with factual information about what is involved in the exploration for natural gas in shale rock.
Here is a snapshot of our engagement activities during 2011:
- 140 local residents and representatives have been on a site visit
- Over 24,000 pieces of correspondence have been sent to local people around our active sites
- An information day and a separate Q&A session were held in West Lancashire in 2011
- Over 200 enquiries from local residents on the Freephone Information Line
- Meetings were held with many local and regional groups
- Site visits and briefing sessions were held with local farmers and growers
During 2012, Cuadrilla will continue to inform residents and representatives about its operations, with engagement activities continuing to take place throughout the year.
Cuadrilla sees itself as being part of the communities it operates within, and as part of this, is keen to make a contribution to community life in Lancashire.
To provide support for those projects which matter most to the community, some funding is available around each of our sites during exploration activities. As Cuadrilla only has temporary planning permission for its sites (with the exception of Elswick) donations reflect the temporary nature of its facilities.
Some of the projects and organisations to have benefited from Cuadrilla’s presence are:
- Elswick in Bloom
- Weeton Village Hall fund
- Blackpool Carers
Should Cuadrilla move to the production phase, a community fund would be established to ensure local communities benefit from Cuadrilla’s operations.
Exploration work takes place in rock which has been buried for millions of years and puts Lancashire at the forefront of remarkable geological discoveries. Site visits and school information sessions have educated local people about our operations and the shale rock we are exploring. Please contact us if you or your organisation would like to find out more.