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Fracking Question Time, Easingwold, this Saturday

Concerned about fracking? Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions at this balanced event. The panel includes people who can speak with authority about a range of issues, including technical and practical aspects, local and central government, regulation and planning. The event is organised by a group of concerned parish councillors in the Husthwaite / […]

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“Fracking Question Time” Easingwold 29th Oct

Concerned about fracking? Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions at this balanced event. The panel includes people who can speak with authority about a range of issues, including technical and practical aspects, local and central government, regulation and planning. The event is organised by a group of concerned parish councillors in the Husthwaite / […]

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Helmsley Town Council invites residents to join Fracking Working Group

Concerned about fracking? Why not do your bit with the Town Council’s new working group on fracking?   The Council voted on Dec 14th to set up the group to make sure that local people are well-informed and that their views are well-represented as plans for fracking across Ryedale move into a new phase.   The decision to form the […]

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“Fracking and Helmsley” – a very successful information event!

Report by Cllr Erica Rose I was delighted to be involved with putting on this 2 day information event, together with fellow Town Councillor Chris Parkin and a group of local residents concerned about fracking. In total, 148 people attended the event over the 6th and 7th November, despite some changeable and wet weather. There […]

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Don’t forget Helmsley’s Fracking Information Event tomorrow!

Many local people are concerned about fracking in our area – and with good reason. Not long ago, we learnt that the government is proposing a large number of new exploration and drilling licences across Ryedale. Although they cover conventional oil and gas exploration, it is fracking companies who are most likely to buy them if […]

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Don’t worry about fracking on nature sites says local MP

MP Kevin Hollinrake has played down fears over the possibility of fracking on nature sites in his constituency. MPs are due to vote on legislation to allow shale gas extraction at locations, including national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). If passed, fracking would be permitted at depths below 1,200m in places such […]

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Information Display about fracking at Helmsley Town Hall this weekend

Many local people are concerned about fracking in our area – and with good reason. Not long ago, we learnt that the government is proposing a large number of new exploration and drilling licences across Ryedale. Although they cover conventional oil and gas exploration, it is fracking companies who are most likely to buy them if […]

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Protest as North Yorkshire gas drilling application approved

Campaigners held a silent protest as the North York Moors National Park Authority approved an application to drill for gas. Third Energy plans to conventionally drill at Ebberston Moor South and build an eight-mile (13.9 km) pipeline to a generating station at Knapton. Protestors claimed water produced during drilling, which is then reinjected into the […]

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Facts before Fracks – a report on the recent meeting

Fracking information event hosted by a Ryedale GP attracts a packed audience at Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering last Wednesday, with around 450 people in attendance. After 30 years of protecting the health of the Ryedale community, retired GP Dr Tim Thornton is worried about the effects fracking will have in the area. I am […]

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Facts Before Fracks

This free meeting is being hosted by Pickering GP Tim Thornton on Wednesday 29th, to present some expert opinions on how fracking might impact on our health and on our communities if it goes ahead here in Ryedale.

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High turn out at Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale

An estimated 700 people attended the Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale yesterday. They marched through Malton and loudly supported a range of speakers outlining the impacts this potential development they believe will have on our health and the environment. The marchers assembled at Norton Skate Park then proceeded through Malton town centre and ended at the […]

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Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale – Malton, Saturday 25th April 12.00

On Saturday 25th April, local residents are staging a rally for a frack free Ryedale in Malton, which is expected to be the biggest anti-fracking rally ever held in Yorkshire. The organisers are inviting anyone in the area who is worried about the danger that that fracking poses to our health, businesses, tourism, water supply, […]

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Fracking Meeting in Malton

A public meeting to learn more about fracking will be held at the Milton Rooms, Malton on Wednesday 4 February starting at 6.30pm The meeting, facilitated by Ryedale District Council, follows a unanimous decision by councillors to hold an impartial public meeting on fracking to raise public awareness. Speakers at the meeting will include: * […]

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Green Party to host public talk as concern about fracking increases

From the Thirsk and Malton Green Party: We warmly welcome the announcement by Kirkbymoorside Town Council on its opposition to hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and the announcement by Ryedale District Council to hold an open meeting as soon as possible. However, the Green Party remain concerned of a significant lack of understanding of how the Transatlantic […]

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Frack Free Ryedale update

Frack Free Ryedale are holding a workshop/meeting at the Methodist Church, Ashdale Rd, Helmsley this Wednesday (12th November) for people who want to stop fracking coming to Ryedale. The aim of the workshop is to establish a local group to campaign against fracking in Helmsley and the surrounding villages. The meeting starts at 7.30 and […]

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Is Fracking Safe?

Ian R Crane is conducting a ten night tour of North Yorkshire with a completely fact based talk on the many elements of fracking and whether it is right for Ryedale. Ian worked in the oil industry for over 30 years and really knows his stuff. The talk goes some way to answering the most […]

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More from Frack Free Ryedale

Whether you are a committed opponent of fracking, or undecided and looking for more information, you might be interested in meetings organised by Frack  Free Ryedale including a talk by Ian Crane, an ex-oilfield executive, followed by a question and answer session. Meetings will take place in Helmsley on October 8, and Kirkby Misperton Village […]

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Frack Free Ryedale – Meeting tonight

We are very pleased to report that a lot of people have joined us through our website and in person recently, as fracking has been making headline news both locally, nationally and internationally over the last few weeks. Also, more and more of you have been getting in touch to ask how you can become […]

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A comment on fracking

I very rarely get in touch about issues like this but this one is truly urgent. If you have anything at all to do with Ryedale, actually if you have anything to do with the earth on which most of us live, then this is of serious interest and consequence to you. You have probably […]

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Want to find out more about ‘fracking’?

This evening event in Malton will be a film screening and a Q+A session with guest speakers including an update on Fracking News in Yorkshire and across the UK. The event will start at 6.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Greengate in Malton (just off Wheelgate). Like the previous evenings it is a free event […]

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