Anti-Fracking Direct Action Training in Hebden Bridge


When: May 12 from 6 pm, to 4 pm on May 14

Where: Hebden Bridge

What: Reclaim the Power is holding anti-fracking Direct Action Training weekends in Hebden Bridge on 13th and 14th May, in Nottingham on 3rd and 4th June – and hopefully another in the South East in June, TBC. As well as getting lots of skills, knowledge and practice these weekends will be important for networking with others who are resisting fracking in your region – a place to share ideas and resources to help build a stronger, more cohesive movement.

This is a great opportunity to find out about non-violent direct action as an additional, effective tool to combat fracking. We hope that, by reaching people from many communities and groups determined to resist this unnecessary, damaging threat to our environment, our training weekends will help strengthen the movement.

Topics we will cover include:

  • Why direct action?
  • Practical direct action techniques
  • Being creative, capturing the imagination
  • Planning and organising an action – what is involved?
  • Buddies and affinity groups
  • Media – getting the message out
  • Legal training

Facilitated by experienced trainers from Seeds for Change and Green and Black Cross. As well as learning a lot, we expect to build solidarity and have fun!

The training is from 10am on Saturday until 4pm on Sunday.

Accommodation will be in dormitories.  Vegan meals will be provided from dinner on Friday until lunch on Sunday.

This workshop is costing Reclaim the Power approximately £65 per person to deliver. We will be collecting donations towards our costs but please do not let lack of money prevent you from applying.

We are keen to maximise the impact of these training weekends and will initially offer places to two or three people from each area, prioritising those who make a commitment to passing on the knowledge to others.

To apply for a place please download and complete one of the forms below and then email it to

Hebden Bridge form

We will contact you in April with more information.

If you cant make it to Hebden on those dates there is also another training in Nottingham, from the 3rd-4th of June. Here is the Nottingham form