June 2018 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER – June 2018

Welcome to the fourth monthly newsletter from Coal Aston & Dronfield Against
Fracking (CADAF). The aim of this bulletin is to keep you posted of the most
relevant updates in our campaign and provide information of how you can get
involved or express your views in a manner that they can be heard and valued.

Bramley Moor Lane Public Inquiry commences Tuesday 19th June 2018.
The beginning of the public inquiry for test drilling at Bramley Moor Lane is getting ever close. Eckington Against Fracking are working tirelessly to present their case with the help of speakers from CADAF and Dronfield Town Council. Lee Rowley MP, Angelique Foster (leader of Dronfield Town Council), Alex Dale, Anthony Hutchinson, former MP Harry Barnes and several others will all be speaking at the enquiry on subjects including road infrastructure, traffic, former coal workings and cumulative impact. Anyone who
wishes to have a say is entitled to do so provided it is not a repeat of someone else’s speech. The inquiry will focus on planning matters and EAF are preparing their case along these lines. This is your town and will change forever if Ineos overturn the planners recommendations. Now is the time to step up and do your bit for our town and its future. IF ANYONE REQUIRES FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE ATTEND THE NEXT MEETING OR CONTACT US BY EMAIL to dronfieldagainstfracking@gmail.com
It is vital that we have as many members present as possible, especially on the first day to show our strength of feeling for this frankly insane application. The location of the inquiry is the Market Hall at Chesterfield. A free bus service is being provided from Eckington by DCC and will also call through Dronfield at pre agreed locations. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this service must make this known to prominent members of either CADAF or EAF.
NOTE THAT THIS INQUIRY IS THE LAST MAJOR HURDLE TO RIDDING MARSH LANE OF TEST DRILLING AND FUTURE FRACKING. IF YOU HAVE NEVER GOT INVOLVED UNTIL NOW THEN THIS IS THE TIME TO LEND YOUR VALUED SUPPORT.

EAF—DAY OF ACTION 23RD JUNE 2018
FOX & HOUNDS PUBLIC HOUSE, MARSH LANE, Nr ECKINGTON
Childrens Event 2pm—5pm / Adults Event 5.30pm until late.
Live Music, Guest Speakers, Children’s Entertainment, Beer & Food
(what more could you want!!!!!)
Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help out on any of the stalls—even
for a short time—please contact Cassie Steel on cass_steel@hotmail.co.uk
Food stalls will be available at the event from the Fox & Hounds.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS AS THEY LEAD OUR FIGHT AGAINST INEOS.

THE DAILY MILE
The Daily Mile is a fitness regime that began in Scotland to encourage kids to do 15 minutes of exercise every day. It has now been backed by our Prime Minister. Whilst on the surface this is an excellent campaign, it is supported by Ineos. We are not aware quite how this is sponsored by Ineos but in the 15 minutes exercise that Ineos is endorsing they will have pumped 71 tonnes of CO2 into our atmosphere from their Grangemouth plant alone. We fully support healthy children but do we need a major UK pollutant backing this campaign? If you wish to complain over the hypocrisy shown by INEOS speak to your school heads, write to your local MP Lee Rowley or even the Rt Hon
Damien Hinds MP, who is the Secretary of State for Education, at the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

FUTURE MEETINGS
We have secured the use of Gosforth Lodge for further meetings for 3 months.
The dates are as follows: 27th June, 25th July, 22nd August.
All meetings commence at 7.15 pm and refreshments are available.
Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, S18 2XP.
The building has excellent disabled access.