• What you can do

    1) Sign a petition

    Add your voice to a fast growing number of people who object to Unconventional Gas exploration in any form. Petitions below.

    38degreesStop fracking in Somerset.  We call on Somerset County Council to reject all planning applications for unconventional gas.

     

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    Sign Up For Frack Free UK

     

    Wrongmove campaign

    It is unlawful for fracking companies to drill under your home without your permission. Search your postcode and join the legal block to protect your home and community.

    2) Write to your local council

    Write to express your concerns, be that to Parish, District or County Council. They need to understand that their residents (and ultimately voters) are very concerned about Unconventional Gas and its potential harm to the Mendips.

    Local Parish Councils – to find yours click here.

    Mendip District Councillors – to find yours click here.

    Somerset County Councillors – to find yours click here.

    3) Write to your local Minerals Planning Authority

    The Minerals Planning Authority is part of Somerset County Council, they plan the development of all minerals including oil and gas for the short and medium term future. Click here for more info and their contact details.

    4) Write to your local MP

    Write to express your concerns, they are your voice in Parliament, so make your views known to them. They need to understand that their residents (and ultimately voters) are very concerned about Unconventional Gas and its potential harm to the Mendips.

    To find your local MP click here.

     5) Write letters to newspaper editors & utilise the local media

    Write a letter or article to the editor of a local or national newspaper. Are you friends with a local journalist? Positive accurate media to offset corporate and industry propaganda is an important way to communicate the dangers of Unconventional Gas exploration on the Mendips.

    Local Newspapers:

    Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.19.28Bristol Evening Post News desk

    Email: epnews@bepp.co.uk

    Telephone: 0117 9343254

    Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.23.44Bath Chronicle News editor: Paul Wiltshire

    Email: p.wiltshire@bathchron.co.uk / Telephone: 01225 322301/322217

    Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.27.32Wells Journal News Editor: Oliver Hulme

    Email: oliver.hulme@midsomnews.co.uk / Telephone: 01749 832301

    Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.28.06Somerset Guardian News desk

    Email: editor@somersetguardian.co.uk / Email: angela.brennan@westnews.co.uk

          Telephone: 01761 417778

    Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.28.35Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal Editor: Becky Brooks

    Email: mnrjournal@btconnect.com

    Telephone: 01761 408160

    Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.29.05Chew Valley Gazette Editor: Rowland Janes

    Email: rowland.janes@chewvalleygazette.co.uk / Telephone: 01275 332266

    Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 09.16.49Mendip Times Editor

    Email: editorial@mendiptimes.co.uk

    Telephone: 01761 463888

    Local Television:

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    Email: somerset@bbc.co.uk

    Telephone: 0117 9747747

    points_west_logo(1)BBC Points West 

    Email: pointswest@bbc.co.uk

    Telephone: 0117 9732211

    ITV WestITV News Westcountry 

    Email: westcountry@itv.com

    Telephone: 0808 1010185

    6) Organise a film showing or public meeting

    Screen feature length documentary such as The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, Gasland or Fracking Hell in your village or town. Someone from Frack Free Somerset or Gas Field Free Mendip would be happy to talk and answer queries.

    7) Donate or fund raise

    Gas Field Free Mendip is a recently launched grassroots campaign. We are always in need of financial support to print leaflets and materials needed for awareness-raising work in Mendip. Click here to donate.

    8) Become more informed

    Read our resources about Unconventional Gas, including informative briefing notes and videos.

    9) Subscribe to our newsletter

    So that you can stay informed and be notified as soon as any planning applications for local drilling sites are submitted.

    10) Make contact with a local group

    Find your nearest one here.  Or email info@gasfieldfreemendip.org to see if they know anyone in your area. Otherwise start your own in your town or village.

    11) Support Gas Field Free Mendip

    We can strengthen our efforts by working together. We are always in need of support with research, graphic design, website editing, press work and more.  Whatever your skills, use them to keep Mendip gas field free. Contact us by emailing info@gasfieldfreemendip.org.

    12) Spread the word

    Tell your friends, family & contacts about Unconventional Gas and the risk it poses locally. Direct your friends to this website to learn more.