Frack Free Somerset Newsletter
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: http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/what-you-can-do/letters/
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: http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/what-you-can-do/local-groups/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
for exact location details. All are welcome to get involved.