'Frackoween' anti-shale gas protest in Woodsetts

By Gareth Dennison | 23/10/2017

'Frackoween' anti-shale gas protest in Woodsetts
Protesters at an event in Woodsetts in September

A "FRACKOWEEN" event will protest the proposed drilling for shale gas in Rotherham.

Prizes will be given for the best Fracula and Frackenstein costumes at the meeting in Woodsetts.

Joe Corre, the activist son of Vivienne Westwood, will talk to concerned residents from the village, as well as others from neighbouring Harthill, and Marsh Lane in Derbyshire, where chemicals giant Ineos is also pursuing fracking.

He said: “The company are seeking to buy the law, destroy our environment, our homes and our health for the sake of their corporate profits in their Swiss bank accounts. We must not let this happen.”

Richard Scholey, a retiring police officer and Woodsetts resident, will talk about the concerns over Ineos obtaining a high court writ to make some forms of protest an arrestable offence.

Ineos is expected to file a planning application for a 2,800-metre exploratory well on Dinnington Road in Woodsetts this week.

The firm says the community would benefit through sharing the profits and the country would benefit from reduced gas imports.

The protest event takes place at Woodsetts Recreation Ground from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday.

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