Labour councillors and members have been out force in Mosborough to speak to residents about the license given by the government to Ineos to carry out fracking in the area.
Whilst MP’s or local councillors do not have the power to say “no fracking here” – they do have the right to make sure that residents are fully informed and have their views represented to decision makers.
Labour MP Clive Betts is greatly aware that there is much confusion and concern about fracking in the area. Along with hardworking local councillors Tony Downing and David Barker he has set up a meeting for local residents. Also in attendance will be a representative from the Council’s planning agency and a spokesperson from an anti-fracking group. Crucially, Ineos will also be present to explain what they intend to do.
All are welcome on Thursday 23 March at Mosborough Primary School, New School Road – start time 7.30pm.
Labour in Sheffield has been consistent in their opposition to fracking and have opposed it when and where they can. Last year Labour committed the Council to not permit fracking on Council-owned land and to reject approaches to do so.
Sal Young, local Mosborough resident (pictured left) said, ‘Labour councillors are committed to ensuring that any decisions over fracking should be taken by local communities and not by the government. I hope as many as possible will turn up – but if you can’t make it then please let our MP know your views or send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org