We achieved our objective of getting the county council to call on the Government to withdraw licences, following a 40 minute debate. The vote was 20 for the motion, 0 against but 26 abstentions (including all Conservative councillors)
38:55-41:33 – Frack Off Our Forest question
2:59:03-3:00:25 – Barry Kirby (Lab) vs Mark Hawthorne (Con – council leader)
3:03:02-3:03:35 Hawthorne asked whether he is for/against fracking
3:10:48-3:12:16 Cllr Windsor-Clive (Con – in charge of planning/infrastructure) doesn’t seem to be aware there is a licence-holder who has made a firm commitment to drill well(s) in the Forest of Dean
3:24:35-4:12:44 debate and vote
We now have West Dean, Cinderford, Coleford, Ruspidge & Soudley, Awre, Forest of Dean District, and Gloucestershire County Councils all calling on the Government to do the same thing… FRACK OFF OUR FOREST!
Time to chill out now methinks 🙂