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APPG Meeting Summary 26/10/2015
DEFRA Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts paper
FFBRA EA Proposal response 15 08 2015
FFBRA EAC Submission 31 12 2014
FoE Gold Standard Critigue August 2014
Comments regarding Radio4's 'Agree to differ'.
CIEH - Shale gas and fracking, examining the evidence.
FFBRA Objection
FFBRA Objection appendices
FFBRA Objection press release 24 3 14
Balcombe Poll Results 24th February 2014
ERS Poll Results
FFBRA Evidence to the House of Lords Committee
FFBRA response to the PHE Report
FFBRA Press release 23rd January 2014
Review of the potential public health imapcts
30 year lease extension to Lower Stumble site
Confirmation of 30 year lease extension
Letter of complaint to Public Health England
Letter to WSCC requesting an extension to the approval period.

We're back online!
AGM on Wednesday 29th 2017 at 8.oo pm, Bramble Hall

Although it has been another quiet year within our Parish, members have continued to keep up to date on unconventional oil & gas activities throughout the UK and further afield. We have responded to various relevant central and local government consultations and have regularly attended meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on shale, in Westminster. We have also established contact with other like-minded groups across The Weald to share experiences and learn from each other. We will provide more details on these activities within the chairman's report which will be distributed before the AGM along with the agenda.
Please note this is a free of charge, members only meeting.
Join on the night for a lifetime subscription of just £1.

16th March 2017 - Last call for our annual dinner

It's a while since we've met up. Cuadrilla has been busy up North. But with Cuadrilla's planning permission for Balcombe  running out on 2nd May 2017, we may soon need to be back in action. First let's celebrate the peace. It's time to sign up for the highlight of our year, the annual FFBRA part at Cafe Elvira!

It's on Saturday March 18th, drinks from 7.30 pm, buffet from 8 pm.

£25 per person will include:

Wine on arrival (after which there will be wine to buy)
A buffet:
  • Fish pie with potato and cheese topping
  • Prok roulade with prune and apricot stuffing
  • Red cabbage, roast root veggies
  • Celeriac remoulade
  • Leaf salad
  • Brown rice salad
Orange Cashew and rosemary cake
Rhubarb, ginger and custard tart
Creme fraiche
Coffee, tea, herb teas

Please reserve your place ASAP!
Reply to kathryn or phone her on 01444 811682 or phone/text on 07484 601374, mentioning any dietary needs or allergies. If you are a vegetarian or gluten free, alternatives can be provided. If you need a lift, or can offer a lift, please let her know.

See you there!


Experience and regulation of acidation using hydrofluoric acid in California:

Facts about hydrofluoric acid:

Nebulised hydrochloric acid incident last year in Germany (note that hydrochloric acid is much less toxic than hydrofluoric acid):

Summary: A cloud of nebulised hydrochloric acid from an Exxon Mobil gas flare near the village of Wittorf in North Germany is said to have harmed residents and vegetation, in April of last year. Inhabitants of a nearby village reported a cloud of what looked like steam and 'terrible smells' around the Söhlingen Z5 well. People even a few km away experienced breathing difficulties, coughing, headaches, red and streaming eyes, inflammation and bleeding pores, burning skin and general malaise. Some were treated in hospital.  Exxon Mobil admitted they had flared off the gas 'for technical reasons'.


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