Fracking fear prompts talk in Ringmer

Lewes news
Lewes news

Fears that the contoversial gas extraction technique of fracking could come to a site north of Ringmer have prompted a public debate on the subject at Ringmer Village Hall next Wednesday, April 9 (7.30pm).

The debate will feature an address by Raphael Kaplinsky, professor of international development at the Open University, before moving into a question-and-answer session and general discussion.

The event is being organised by Ringmer Liberal Democrats, but aimed at creating a non-partisan discussion to improve information about fracking. Entry is free, but donations will be requested for tea and coffee.

Meanwhile, representatives from all Sussex anti-fracking groups gathered in Brighton last week to share information and plan future action to halt fracking in the county and beyond.

Brenda Pollack, Friends of the Earth Regional Campaigner, said: “Our message to everyone is that fracking isn’t wanted or needed here or anywhere.

“Chasing hard to reach fossil fuels is not the way forward to meet our energy needs.”