Join your local anti-fracking group!

FFR LogoWe have set up local groups in a number of towns and villages in Ryedale, so that local people can come together on a regular basis to swap ideas, plan events and campaigns, discuss their experiences, support one another – and have a bit of fun along the way!

There are now nine local groups across Ryedale based in the following locations:

KIRBY MISPERTON

PICKERING

KIRKBYMOORSIDE

GREAT EDSTONE

HELMSLEY

GILLING EAST

HOVINGHAM

TERRINGTON

MALTON

SHERIFF HUTTON

These groups are for people who want to get actively involved in the fight against fracking in their area. By ‘actively involved’, we mean anything from leafleting your street or putting up posters to talking to your local representatives or organising a fund-raising event. It’ll be completely up to you what you do, and you can do as much or as little as you have time for.

If you’re against fracking, but are not sure how you can help, there’ll be lots of ideas on how to raise awareness and influence debate with your community at the group’s local meetings, and there’ll be plenty of time for you to share your own ideas too.

We know not everyone in Ryedale is on email, so please spread the word to other friends and neighbours in your area who want to get involved but don’t receive these newsletters. The more, the merrier!

If you want to join a local group, please email us at contact@frackfreeryedale.org. We will then put you in touch with the group and let you know when the next meeting is. Or you can contact us via the contact form.

And if you want to start a local group in another town or village, please get in touch and we’ll do all we can to help you get up and running!

You can read more about the groups in the Gazette & Herald.

BUILDING OUR EXPERTISE

We are also looking for people with some experience in these areas to help with these key support teams:

DEALING WITH THE MEDIA (local press, local radio, TV, etc.)
PLANNING EXPERIENCE (particularly experience of council planning applications)
LEGAL EXPERIENCE (particularly local / environmental / EU law, or anything connected to fracking)
EXPERIENCE OF WORKING IN LOCAL POLITICS
RELEVANT SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (geologists, water specialists, traffic specialists, etc.)
PRESENTERS FOR PUBLIC TALKS / DEBATES ON FRACKING
MANAGING AND UPDATING A WEBSITE
• MANAGING AN ONLINE DATABASE (MAILCHIMP)

If you have any of these skills, please get in touch at contact@frackfreeryedale.org.

  1. Edward Jones
    May 24, 2016 at 18:43

    Hi. I read the private eye and spotted this some years ago. When the goverment started discussing this at whitehall they had an office to start investigations into fraxking good or bad. Good idea bit alas the office was funded by none other but the fracking industry. This office has past on the safe findings, shock, to local government.

    Ed jones

    Halifax.

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  2. Graham Usher
    May 25, 2016 at 13:52

    Having heard the news concerning the decision by North Yorkshire County Council to allow fracking by Third Energy, I felt I must write to you on the subject.

    Very little is being said about the deadly chemicals used in this process, which could cause cancer if they leach into aquifers and water supplies. (See attached for details) I think more publicity should be given to this, so perhaps you could use your contacts to distribute to other anti fracking groups, as the public need to know these facts, which at present, they do not. It is something that the government would not really want people to know and will attempt to encourage councils to give approval to fracking throughout the country for commercial reasons.

    Fracking should not be confused with traditional drilling and oil production. There are a number of oil producing fields in the UK. I worked for BP in the development of Wytch Farm Oilfield in Dorset
    which used traditional drilling and extraction methods with no harm to the environment. This development is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and BP spent millions in developing the field in conjunction with local groups. Companies like BP and Shell would not touch fracking with a bargepole. After their problems in the Gulf of Mexico, the last thing BP would want is to be accused of polluting water supplies.

    Incidentally, I live in Kent, but there are plans to allow fracking in parts of Kent and Sussex.

    You might be able to do this in countries with large land masses, such as America, Canada, Russia and Australia, but we are a small overcrowded island with heavily populated areas and it should not be allowed here.

    It is not possible to attach details of these chemicals, but info is available online

    Regards

    Graham Usher

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