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Frack Free Somerset Newsletter

August 2012

Three actions you can take to keep Somerset free from Fracking

1. Write to the councils

For companies to be able to frack in Somerset they will need planning permission from the relevant local council. Please take 5 minutes to send you concerns about fracking to Somerset County Council, Mendip District Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council and any town or parish councillors in your area.

Addresses, templates and key facts about the dangers of fracking to include can be found here:

2. Ask your local groups to join the Coalition

Frack Free Somerset needs groups from all over Somerset to formally support a Somerset free of fracking in order to stregthen our local efforts and outreach.

If you are a member or organiser in any group, from a WI to an outdoor pursuits club, please ask your fellow members about supporting Frack Free Somerset and being listed on our local groups page: Each local groups then takes action in their own way to raise awareness about the threat of fracking locally.

3. Organise a public information evening in your town or village

One of the most effective ways to raise awareness about fracking locally is to organise a public film showing & information evening in your town or village.

Frack Free Somerset are able to support with publicity & any help before or after an event. We have been supported by national group, Frack Off, who have experienced speakers that can answer any technical question imaginable. Please email to organise a meeting in your area, however large or small your town or village!

Public Meeting in Wells this September

Frack Free Somerset are supporting a new group in Wells to organise a public meeting. Taking place at Wells Town Hall on Tuesday 25th September 7-9pm the meeting will be chance for local people to ask a panel of energy & environmental science experts about the risk of fracking to Wells. Leaflets will be printed soon, please get in touch if you can support the event.

Next Frack Free Somerset Coalition Meeting

Contacts from local groups in the FFS Coalition meet monthly to discuss & organise upcoming events & activities. The next meeting will take place in Keynsham on Tuesday 14th August. These are different to public information meetings & are generally organised by RSVP as to maintain manageable sized & focused groups. If you are interested in attending the next meeting please email for exact location details. All are welcome to get involved.
About Frack Free Somerset


Frack Free Somerset is a coalition of concerned groups in Somerset who are taking action on hydraulic fracking.

In evaluation of the evidence and risks related to fracking, we believe it is an unacceptable energy option for Somerset that threatens the safety, health, landscape and water quality for human and nonhuman communities across Somerset. We are a diverse network of local people, from farmers to families, willing to take action together for clean water for all.
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Transition Keynsham

Frome Anti-Fracking

Mendip Fracking Action
Concerned people from Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet & surrounding areas.

Saltford Environment Group

Transition Wells

Wedmore Green Group

Mendip CPRE

Transition Athelney

Other groups officially in support of Frack Free Somerset include:

Bristol Permaculture Group

Transition Taunton

Sustainable Frome

West Mendip Green Party

South Somerset Green Party

The Mendip Society

Shipham Action Group for the Environment

Transition Shepton

Sustainable Axbridge Network (SANE)

Bristol Greenpeace

Climate Rush Bristol


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