Monday, 19 October 2015

Fracking Campaign Update - October 2015

Frack Free South Yorkshire have provided an update on what else is happening with fracking around the region.

IGas' planning application for two exploratory drills - one vertical one horizontal - at Misson Springs will be lodged with Notts County Council very soon.  This will be the first in the South Yorkshire / East Midlands region.

There is still time to object to Third Energy's planning application to drill for shale gas at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. http://frackfreeryedale.org/km8/.

There is a possibility of an anti-fracking motion to be put to the Liberal Democrats conference next spring at the Barbican, York, 11-13 March 2016. If you know any Lib Dem members please encourage them to make this happen.

10 events before the next Sheffield Friends of the Earth meeting:

  1. Thu 22 October: 7.30pm. 'Sheffield Against Fracking' meeting, The Red Deer, Pitt Street, Sheffield.
  2. Sat 24 October: 9.00am-12noon. Anti-fracking stall in Carolgate, Retford.
  3. Sat 24 October: The Lancashire Nana’s will be at the proposed well pad at Misson Springs 2 pm to 4 pm. More details to follow. NOTE: we’re keeping this under wraps for a few days to avoid alerting IGas.
  4. Sat 24 October: 7.30pm. Fundraising Music Night for Misson Community Action Group, with singer/songwriter James Sunderland. Only £10. Yummy food available. At Misson Community Centre.
  5. Sat 31 October: 9am-12noon. Anti-fracking stall in Worksop.
  6. Tue 3 November: 5.30-8.00pm. FFSY stall at ‘Local solution to Global Climate Change’, Sheffield University, LT4, The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD.
  7. Thur 5 November: 4.00-5.00pm. FFSY to be on Sounzaboutright radio show, Sheffield Live!. 93.2fm.
  8. Thur 5 November: 7.00pm. FFSY speaking at Eccleshall Ward Green Party meeting, St Gabriel's Church, 4 Dobbin Hill, Sheffield S11 7JB.
  9. Sat 7 November: FFSY at Peace and Craft Fair, Sheffield Town Hall. 11.00am-4.30pm.
  10. Thur 12 November: FFSY speaking at Barnsley Green Party, YMCA, Barnsley.
Friends of the Earth members are welcome to all (except the Sheffield Live one).