Fracking Update - July 2017

Richard reported on recent campaign activity and also activity by fracking companies which are actively surveying locally. Stalls have been useful in both raising awareness and getting petitions signed. The group discussed how to best raise awareness and use leafleting and/or press releases/media engagement to ensure people are aware. Richard is also meeting with the council’s planning officer to discuss their policy and how it could be strengthened (currently limited to not allowing fracking on council-owned land).

Suggested that fracking as an urgent priority.

The latest events are:
  • Ongoing: protest camp at gates of PR Marriott Drilling Ltd, Springwater House, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, S45 9BQ. 
  • Wednesday 26 July, 2.30-7.00pm: INEOS COMMUNITY EXHIBITION. Barborough Village Hall, High Street, Barlborough S43 4TJ
  • Wednesday 26 July, 2.30-7.00pm: ANTI FRACKING COMMUNITY EVENT. Barborough. In opposition to the Ineos exhibition. 
  • Saturday 29 July: CRESSWELL GALA. Anti fracking stall.
  • Friday 4 August, 7.30pm: LIVE MUSIC FUNDRAISER WITH PAUL TAYLOR. Eckington Civic Centre, Market Street, Eckington, Sheffield S21 4JG. A night of fun & entertainment. Food available. Tickets £5 - phone 07979 608254
  • Sunday 6 August: WALK AND RALLY. TBA
  • Wednesday 9 August, 7.30pm: MOSBOROUGH AGAINST FRACKING monthly meeting. Queen's Hotel, Mosborough.
  • Sunday 13 August, 12-5pm: SOUTH YORKSHIRE FESTIVAL, Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S36 7DB. Frack Free Penistone & Stocksbridge stall.
  • Tuesday 15 August, 2.30-7.00pm: INEOS COMMUNITY EXHIBITION. Creswell Social Centre, Elmston Road, Cresswell S80 4BH
  • Tuesday 5 September, 2.30-7.00pm: INEOS COMMUNITY EXHIBITION. Langwith Bassett Community Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9RF
  • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, 10am-5.30pm: ROTHERHAM SHOW, Clifton Park, Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA
  • Saturday 16 September, 2-6pm: 'NO FRACKING DAY'. Marsh Lane, near Eckington S21 5RH.
  • Monday 2 October, 2.30-7.00pm: INEOS COMMUNITY EXHIBITION. Warsop Ex-servicemen’s Club, Carr Lane, Mansfield NG20 0BN
  • Richard will send the petition signatures collected already to national FoE.
  • At the next meeting to discuss prioritising campaigning so time/resources can be focused on where we can make a difference.