Anti-fracking group call meeting in Shireoaks

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Campaign group Bassetlaw Against Fracking (BAF) is hosting a public meeting in the Shireoaks Village Hall next week.

The group will meet on Thursday, October 8 and entry is free.

A professionally designed exhibition by research scientists will open at 7:15pm.

Recent Canadian film “Shattered Ground” will then be screened at 7:30pm.

“This film will show the effects that fracking has had on real people living in small rural communities like Shireoaks,” said David Larder, chairman of BAF.

Mr Larder said that the intention was to let people ask questions about the strong possibility that the area around the village would be subject to shale gas extraction. Swiss Petro-chemical giant company INEOS has bought a licence from the Government to explore the possibility of fracking for this fossil fuel.A t present no planning application has been submitted.

“We want to alert the people of the village to some of the problems which will arise if this company gets its way.” Mr Larder added.

”This company already has a bad safety record a bit Grangemouth in Scotland where the Scottish Government has put a ban on fracking at present.

“We hope to set up an action group.”

Anyone who is unable to get to the meeting can visit www.bassetlawagainstfracking.co.uk.

For further information contact Mr Larder on 01777 711101