Just before Parliament broke up for Christmas 2015, the Government released new license areas which could see oil & gas companies look to explore and extract shale gas / coal bed methane. Huge areas of Nottinghamshire have been licensed and this now means the campaign to prevent fracking happening in the county is going to ramp up (because we know wherever we go, communities are willing to fight).


If you live in any of the below villages, we strongly urge you to get in touch with us, so we can support you to take action and set up a group in the area. You can also see an interactive map of the licenses here

  • SK46C (INEOS)
    • Skekby (on edge of shale)
    • Teversal (shale)
    • Hardwick Park (shale)
    • Stanton Hill (outside of shale)
  • SK55 (INEOS) – outside of shale (just because this is outside of shale gas, there is still concern for conventional oil and gas, and we know scientists are saying that we need to leave 80% of fossil fuels in the ground)
    • Sutton in Ashfield
    • Kirkby in Ashfield
    • Rainworth
    • Blidworth
    • Ravenshead
    • Annesley
    • Newstead Village
    • Papplewick
    • Linby
  • SK56i (INEOS) – all shale
    • Parts of Meden Vale
    • Market Warsop
    • Church Warsop
    • Kings Clipstone
    • Parts of Clipstone
    • Mansfield Woodhouse
    • Mansfield
    • Forest Town
  • SK57c (INEOS) – all shale
    • Worksop
    • Nether Langwith
    • Rhodesia
    • Holbeck
    • Norton
    • Cuckney
  • SK66b (INEOS) – outside of shale
    • Kirton
    • Parts of New Ollerton
    • Parts of Boughton
    • Ompton
  • SK66e (INEOS) – all shale
    • Parts of Edwinstowe
    • Centre Parks
  • SK66f (ALKANE) – all shale
    • Parts of Wellow
  • SK67a (INEOS) – all shale
    • Walesby
    • Manton
    • Hardwick Village
    • Carburton
    • Parts of Ordsall

In August 2015, the first set of licenses were announced. These cover the following areas. Again if you live in the following places, please do get in touch with us

  • SK53 (EGDON)
    • Beeston
    • Chilwell
    • Attenborough
    • Clifton
    • Ruddington
    • Barton-in-Fabis
    • Thrumpton
    • Gotham
    • Bramcote
    • Wollaton (outside of shale)
    • Nottm Uni campus (outside of shale)
    • Wilford (outside of shale)
    • West Bridgford (outside of shale)
  • SK52a (EGDON)
    • Ratcliffe on Soar
    • Kingston on Soar
    • West Leake
    • East Leake
    • Bunny
    • Costock
    • Sutton Bonington (outside of shale)
    • Zouch (outside of shale)
    • Normanton on Soar (outside of shale)
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  1. Julie Tasker - December 31, 2015 8:27 am

    We need to develop respectful ways of accessing energy. We are just a part of nature & we cannot impose on nature. Nature will continue for longer than any of us is physically alive. We need to support that process to enable our future generations to have a world that supports human life.

    • Helen - February 13, 2016 1:32 pm

      There is NO safe fracking. Adding toxic chemicals to water makes it deadly- and where will it all go? Too many people are ignorant about this, it will be a disaster, for us and for nature.

  2. CHRIS JONES - February 2, 2016 11:25 pm

    Just youtube fracking sites in the USA, major problems with bad health and gas in the water supply!!!! BAD NEWS

  3. Mark Wilkins - February 3, 2016 8:17 pm

    Unfortunately, those who get to say what happens in the world, will always put money and selfish reasons above everything else.
    It will only be a matter of extreme luck if we do not destroy all life on the planet.
    I can only hope that it’s just the human race that is affected.
    Of course, that doesn’t mean those of us who care shouldn’t stop trying….

  4. Bee Warren - February 17, 2016 11:45 pm

    It is no secret as to how unbelievably dangerous and destructive fracking is, both locally and globally.
    The harmful effects are well documented in the illnesses, livestock deaths, wrecked communities, industrialised countryside and environmental catastrophes inflicted on the US and Australia in the years those unfortunate citizens have been used as guineapigs.
    So how is it that an insane, homicidal, pro-fracking minority, in a supposedly democratic society, think they can get away with forcing it on the fiercly objecting public of Britain?
    When Assad poisons Syrian people it’s all big shock horror stuff – but how is it any different when Cameron, his crooked croneys and certain gas companies want to contaminate our land, air and water with the lethal, corrosive and carcinogenic chemicals (which they’d prefer you not to know about) used in the fracking process? Of course, none of them want it in their own back yards but, being too short-sighted to see beyond next payday, stupidly fail to grasp that wherever this ecocrime is committed it is endangering their own descendants.
    If a chemical can dissolve rock it’s hardly going to be kind to skin, lungs or digestive systems, etc, nor beneficial to aquatic or soil micro-organisms, is it? Frack well casings, which pass through the aquifers, can crack and corrode – and most eventually do.
    Add in the earthquake factor and the possibility of drought induced contraction of the land, and/or floods to penetrate and flush out the heavy metals and radiation that would normally remain locked in the bowels of the Earth (had they not been brutally ruptured), and it is clear to see that all the legislation and regulation in the world cannot make fracking safe. I recently heard of a town in California in a state of emergency due to a huge, radioactive methane cloud uncontrollably leaking from a storage tank and hanging over it. Not an ideal way to cure people of smoking!
    For each frack, of which there have to be many, millions of gallons of good water are stolen from the myriad lifeforms that need it to survive and then turned into irreparably toxic waste fluid which ends up where…? Whatever they tell you – we only have one planet!

    Methane is 20-30x more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas, and all frack wells leak it in large quantities even before it is captured and burned as fuel. The persistence in exploitation of fossil fuels contravenes the recent COP21 agreement to make a serious effort to put the brakes on climate change. It’s stark raving bonkers to consider fracking for shale gas when wholesale investment, development and installation of renewable technology, combined with energy conservation and efficiency measures, is the only rational way forward.
    Those notably unscrupulous politicians with corporate interests will try and kid you it’s got something to do with energy security. Well, having the bedrock upon which I stand fractured, and my water supply becomes poisoned and inflammable, it certainly makes me feel very insecure! Perhaps we should remind them that nobody can hold you to ransom over the abundant, eternal and freely donated energy (thanks sun, wind, water…) you are harvesting on your own roof and in neighbouring fields and waterways – and all cheap and without any costly toxic waste to dump on your kids. Win/win/win!
    So tell them backward frackers where they can stick their nasty drills and let’s get on with what’s really needed in a forward thinking world.

  5. Ken Underwood - February 20, 2016 3:16 pm

    I feel that to interfere with nature can only cause adverse problems in the future. If we interfere with the human body in the same way as is intended to planet earth then in the future we could expect and guarantee the demise of us. Fracking is just prostituting the planet, sadly is life all about money?


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