Group to start in Chew Magna to respond to Fracking Threat

A new group has formed following a public meeting that took place in Chew Magna on Monday 11th February in response to fracking risks that threaten the area. Taking place at the Millennium Hall, concerned locals came together to listen to presentations about unconventional gas developments across the world and…

Frack the World Inc. visit Keynsham

On Sat 9th February, suspicious people in hi-viz vests, representatives of some big corporation, were spotted in Keynsham by members of Frome Anti Fracking, Transition Keynsham and Bristol Rising Tide. They started to set up a drilling rig, right in the centre of town. "Shale Gas at any cost" seemed…

Public Meeting: Is Chew Magna at Risk from Fracking?

Monday 11th February 2013  7 – 9pm Millennium Hall, South Parade BS40 8SH Speakers and a Question & Answer session What is Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)?  Coal Bed Methane? Unconventional Gas Drilling? What are the potential risks to our communities? Chew Magna is an area covered by a Petroleum Exploration and Development…

Successful meeting in Midsomer Norton

Over 30 people attended a meeting in Midsomer Norton last night about fracking risks to Somerset. Taking place at the Town Hall, concerned locals came together to listen to presentations about unconventional gas developments across the world and the multiple harmful impacts being experienced and recorded. A representative from national…

Frack Free February at Sustainable Frome

On Thursday 7th February at our monthly Sustainable Frome meeting at the Masonic Hall, around 50 people came together to watch Josh Fox's short follow-up film to 'Gasland', entitled 'The Sky is Pink', which looks at the gas and oil industry's response to his first documentary film, and further exposes…

Kickstarting Frack Free February: Community Resistance to Extreme Energy Workshop

Frack Free February was kickstarted this weekend with a workshop at the Kebele Social Centre on Community Resistance to Extreme Energy followed by a fundraising evening of acoustic folk rock and punk, raising over £150 towards the Frack Free Somerset campaign. The workshop, which brought together people from across the…

Public Meeting: Is Shepton Mallet at Risk from Fracking?

Wednesday 13th February 2013 7 – 9pm Mendip District Council Chambers, Cannards Grave Rd, BA4 5BT Speakers and a Question & Answer session What is Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)?  Coal Bed Methane? Unconventional Gas Drilling? What are the potential risks to our communities? Shepton Mallet is an area covered by a…

Public Meeting: Is Midsomer Norton at Risk from Fracking?

Thursday 7th February 2013  7 – 9pm Midsomer Norton Town Hall, The Island, BA3 2HQ Speakers and a Question & Answer session What is Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)?  Coal Bed Methane? Unconventional Gas Drilling? What are the potential risks to our communities? Midsomer Norton is an area covered by a Petroleum…

Frack Free February

Frack Free Somerset are pleased to announce the amazing array of community action taking place across the county. Below are a list of events happening in February, to view them in chronological order click here. PUBLIC MEETINGS These meetings are an opportunity to hear a presentation about fracking and other…

Plans afoot for Frack Free February

Frack Free Somerset are days away from announcing a full line up of events taking place across Somerset, North Somerset & Bristol in February. What is Frack Free February? Frack Free February is a Month of Action in Somerset with public meetings, talks, stalls, workshops, actions and more all raising…