Public Meeting in Wells this September

Frack Free Somerset are supporting a new group in Wells to host a public information evening about the risks of fracking to Wells. Taking place on Tuesday 25th September 7-9pm at the Town Hall, the meeting will be an opportunity to ask a panel of energy & environmental science experts about the risks of fracking […]

Local MP cautiously in favour of fracking – write a letter now

Jacob Rees-Mogg, North East Somerset MP has stated that he is “catiously in favour ” of fracking and feels it “is a promising method of gas extraction because it is reltaively cheap”. Read the intial letter asking him to sign the early day motion, calling for a moratorium on all exploration, development and production of shale […]

Coalition just keeps building

Two more groups have now declared their support for a Frack Free Somerset – the Sustainable Axbridge Network & Transition Shepton. Every single group counts, as they organise in their own towns and villages & spread awareness that fracking is an unacceptable technology that is not welcomed in Somerset.

Statement of Solidarity with Lancashire Three

Frack Free Somerset is a coalition of concerned groups in Somerset who are taking action on hydraulic fracturing. In evaluation of the evidence and risks related to fracking, we believe it is an unacceptable energy option for the whole of the UK that threatens the safety, health, landscape and water quality for human and nonhuman […]

Even more groups support Frack Free Somerset

FFS are pleased to announce that three more groups have recently joined the coalition to promote a Somerset free of fracking.  Transition Athelney & the Mendip Area group of the Council for the Protection of Rural England have now stated they are in support of a Somerset free of fracking.

How would Shale Gas Operations affect the hot springs of Bath?

Below is a copy of the presentation given by Councillor Paul Crossley, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council about how shale gas operations could affect the hot springs of Bath.

Three new groups officially support FFS

Three new groups – The Mendip Society, Transition Taunton & the West Mendip Green Party have all come forward to support a Somerset free of Fracking. Know a group to add to the list? Are you in support of a Frack Free Somerset. Get in touch now!

Latest response from the Department for Energy and Climate Change

Read the recent response about fracking from the Department for Energy and Climate Change to Tessa Munt MP. The loud noise from local campaigners helps to raise the profile of this vital campaign at the highest level. Keep up the pressure!    

Succesful meeting in Bath

Nearly 50 people attended a meeting in Bath on Monday evening organised by The Co-operative to watch the award-winning film ‘Gasland’ and talk about the threat of fracking to Somerset. Taking place in The Assembly Rooms, the evening was designed to highlight the potential impact of shale gas extraction in the South West. The film […]

30 people attend meeting in Saltford

Saltford Environment Group organised a successful public meeting about fracking which took place on Monday. Thirty people including representatives of Saltford Parish Council attended the presentation on fracking from an organisation called ‘Frack Off’ ( in Saltford Hall. Hydraulic Fracturing is a highly controversial mining technique for natural gas. ‘Fracking’, as it is known, could […]