Well in diary form what happened yesterday. Our friend came yesterday to say he was going to a fracking meeting in Kirby Misperton, and he then reported back. This was a meeting with the Third Energy group in favour of fracking. So the experts were on hand to give their side of the story. First thing they said not to listen to all the stories coming out of America, we had far more stringent rules and guidelines here in Britain. The geologist said that we are in an area where no small earth quakes happen, that they had to go through a 'salt pan' anyway and of course that they did not use any 'deadly' chemicals'.
Well they would say that, and my own fear has really been about jeopardising the water table, so I am taking it all with a pinch of salt. No great fleets of lorries taking away the contaminated water, the man said he would be lucky to get 5 lorries together let alone 100.
|This was the opposition to fracking, well behaved so J said.|
Most of the afternoon was spent with people popping in and out Jim who always needles me about fracking chatted away, I am not sure he was convinced about the benefits as he argues!
There was a second meeting in the evening at the pub about village events, dates and food was worked out and Jo mentioned a 'Beetle Drive' something I have never played but funnily enough I had bought the game last Xmas for the grand children but Ipads are the firm favourite as far as they are concerned. Anyway J turned up this morning with some plums and has taken the game away, the idea is to have a fish and chips meal and play the game in the pub.
One of the 'falling outs' in the village had been when The D's had erected a small wind turbine on their smallholding, apparently uproar ensued at the time and there has been a certain coolness on the North/South divide of the village. Unfortunately one of the D's trees fell on their neighbour's garage, which added to the hostility, and the neighbour got his air rifle out and shot at the wind turbine. You can't make it up can you? ;)