Fracking is a destructive, polluting, dangerous industry. It has caused real pain for communities in the USA and Australia and it is coming to Barnsley!
Exploratory fracking licences now cover most of the borough. Licences were granted in Dearne Valley last year and just before Christmas, a new round of licences extended coverage over Barnsley itself.
No Fracking in Barnsley will be taking part in the national programme of anti-fracking events, called by No Fracking Way. This is an unmissable opportunity for us to raise awareness locally and to make a noise about fracking at a national level.
No Fracking in Barnsley
Saturday 30th January 2016
May Day Green (Barnsley Town Centre) at 11.00am
We will be leafleting at May Day Green (near Thorntons) and collecting signatures for our petition to Barnsley Council, calling for the rejection of fracking in Barnsley.
Please come along and help us to spread the word to the people of Barnsley, even if you can only spare half an hour. Everybody’s help is valuable and with a good turn out, we can engage with as many people as possible.
Frack Free Dearne Valley
Saturday 30 January, 10am-12Noon
Wath-upon-Dearne (near the Market)
There are other events planned to take place across the region on the same day in Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham. Visit our event page on Facebook for more details as they are available, or our website.
Tweetathon: Sunday 31st January 2016
In support of other events happening around the country, we will be sharing their tweets from our account under the hashtag #NoFrackingWay. Please join us, share as many posts as you can and help us to get the argument against fracking trending nationally.
You can sign our petition here.
Please share this message with anyone who you think may be interested in helping.