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Our intention

  • To ensure that we provide a consistent and co-ordinated policing response to any related protest activity, fulfilling our core responsibilities and conducting ourselves in a manner compatible with the values of North Yorkshire Police and the Code of Ethics.
  • To facilitate fundamental Human Rights around peaceful protest, by supporting and protecting those engaging in it and taking account of their rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association.

We will do this whilst balancing the needs and rights of the wider public, local communities (residential, visiting, and business) and the rights of all, including the energy companies, to go about lawful and peaceful activities.

We are completely impartial with regards to the ongoing debate in relation to hydraulic fracturing.

Although we will be focused on this operation, it is still ‘business as usual’ elsewhere for North Yorkshire Police, and people can be reassured that we will be attending to all of our usual duties and continuing to provide a high quality service across North Yorkshire and the City of York.