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Rotherham Greens to host Anti Fracking meeting this Saturday.

Speakers and Film showing
David Burley – Frack Free South Yorkshire, speaking on the current situation and campaigning

Jon Mager – Member of Green Party and active in the anti-fracking community in East Yorkshire speaking about their campaign

Voices From the Gasfields – Documentary showing the alternative view to the side effects of the fracking industry in Australia (see information below)

Helen White, Criminal Lawyer at Howells LLP, Rotherham speaking on Knowing Your Rights as a protector

Andrew Cooper – Green Party Energy spokesperson speaking on the alternatives to fossil fuels

Review of ‘Voices from the Gasfields’ by Pippa King

This documentary is the most current and up to date film on this issue, dealing with the accounts of families living with the hydrocarbon industry as a neighbour. The hour long film is shocking, revealing the day to day pollution these people live with – pollution of water, air, light and sound, some of the the basic human requirements needed to survive. The blind eye that the authorities and the hydrocarbon industry turn to these families living conditions, and the complete disregard to the environmental damage done to the bush by this, is truly disgraceful.

I have not seen another film like it, telling us, warning us how really dreadful life is living amongst the gas wells. I have a huge respect for the families in Australia that held onto their land and shared their stories with us. It was especially moving when Brian Monk speaks directly to the audience near the end of the video, very powerful indeed – we would be very wise to listen and act accordingly.

This film should be distributed and shown as widely as possible so we can learn and act. Full credit to Ian R Crane and his colleagues for turning around this moving, informative, high quality film in less than four months since his return from Australia. Thank you Ian and the families from Australia for the absolutely invaluable insight this film gives.

We need to take heed of the “Voices from the Gasfields” so these honourable families have not stayed loyal to their lands in vain.

Directions for Anti Fracking Meeting on Saturday 17/10 at 1pm, Centenary Hall Hellaby:

Public Transport

Bus stops on Bawtry Road adj Clifford Road or adj Denby Way (200 Yards Walk – just walk to roundabout at Jnct with Clifford Rd then follow Clifford Rd – The Centenary Hall is at the end of the road on the other side – up a grassy path)

1 Rotherham to Maltby
2 Rotherham to Maltby
10 Rotherham to Maltby
18 Doncaster Town Centre to Dinnington
87 Maltby to Meadowhall
630 towards Dalton
668 towards Maltby
X7 towards Maltby

Directions by Car/Bike


By far the easiest way is to head for the roundabout above Junction 1 of the M18 then turn onto the A631 (Bawtry Rd) towards Maltby and away from Rotherham. 300 yards along turn right at a small roundabout and you are in Clifford Rd. The Centenary Hall is ahead of you at the end of Clifford Rd – up a grassy path. Parking is not easy as this is a housing estate.

If your Satnav takes you that way you can also access the hall from the Cumwell Lane side via that part of Bateman Rd – just walk through the Ginnel/Snickett at the end of the cul de sac. There is no public parking from this side at all.


Topics: Climate Change, Fracking, General, Rotherham