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.
Stop fracking in Somerset. We call on Somerset County Council to reject all planning applications for unconventional gas.
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.
Bristol Evening Post News desk
Telephone: 0117 9343254
Bath Chronicle News editor: Paul Wiltshire
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: 01225 322301/322217
Wells Journal News Editor: Oliver Hulme
Email: email@example.com / Telephone: 01749 832301
Somerset Guardian News desk
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Email: email@example.com
Telephone: 01761 417778
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal Editor: Becky Brooks
Telephone: 01761 408160
Chew Valley Gazette Editor: Rowland Janes
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: 01275 332266
Mendip Times Editor
Telephone: 01761 463888
Telephone: 0117 9747747
BBC Points West
Telephone: 0117 9732211
ITV News Westcountry
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.