2 RVF PROTEST 2018 FBAs the time for demonstrations draws closer, we wanted to share some more details about this with you, prior to Highways England commencing their exploratory work on Rimrose Valley.


Rimrose Valley Friends will be holding peaceful and legal protests against the road to draw attention to the destruction of a much-loved space.  We hope to attract media coverage in the process in order to further raise the profile of our cause.  We will also be taking our own pictures and videos and will share these on our social media, with your permission.  Legally, we cannot stop this work from taking place, so our focus is on raising awareness.

How will I find out about the demonstrations?

This will be via social media, so please look out on Facebook and Twitter for posts and tweets.


As soon as we know where the drilling is taking place we will tell people to meet close by on Rimrose Valley itself.  It will be at a safe distance from any work being done.


We don’t know when work will commence.  We believe Highways England is legally obliged to notify Sefton Council who, in turn, may notify us.  However, we are relying on you to be our eyes and ears on the ground.  If you see something happening, let us know straight away.

What time?

We are trying to ensure that we can mobilise during office hours, as this is the time the work will most likely be taking place.  However, we are a relatively small team and we all lead busy lives, so please bear with us.  Demonstrations are likely to last one or two hours but this will depend on people’s availability and enthusiasm!

Signs & Banners

Please bring your signs and banners!!  We want each demonstration to be a spectacle.  Try to make your wording as bold and clear as possible so it is visible to any cameras present.  Signs made by you will show that the wider public are engaged in the campaign.  We will also be bringing some RVF signs and banners, to be distributed and collected at each demonstration.


Want to get something off your chest?  Now’s your chance!  Demonstrations are your opportunity to be heard!  Chants are great for TV coverage, so please think of some good ones.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Rimrose Valley.


  • Join us to show your opposition
  • Have your say – make a lot of noise
  • Bring your banners and placards
  • Stay for the duration
  • Stay within the law


  • Harass, harm, intimidate or break the law – legally we can’t stop the work taking place

Thank you.