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Graham Evans MP to hold Frodsham fracking meeting

Discussion follows on from Q and A for Helsby, Alvanley and Manley in November

Graham Evans MP, second from right, assembled a panel of experts and regulators for a public Q&A session over potential fracking around Helsby

Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans will host a public meeting on fracking in Frodsham.

It follows on from a Q and A the Conservative MP held for Helsby, Alvanley and Manley on November 27.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting at Helsby High School on January 22 must pre-register.

Mr Evans said: “Fracking is a huge issue for local residents.

“The meeting will be the ideal opportunity for people to quiz a panel of experts on all areas relating to fracking.

“The meeting in November had a panel from across the board and residents went away feeling a lot more knowledgeable on fracking.

Graham Evans MP at the Daresbury Laboratory

“I hope Frodsham residents will also find this upcoming meeting useful.”

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Seismic testing on behalf of IGas Energy took place across Frodsham and Helsby from August to October 2015, to find out if the area was suitable for shale gas exploration.

At the Helsby discussion, which about 200 people attended, Mr Evans invited regulators and researchers to speak.

A field off Tarvin Lane, outside Frodsham where a seismic test was done as part of an IGas and Tesla survey into the area's suitability for fracking

They included representatives from IGas, the Environment Agency and Salford University, as well as Frodsham-born chartered surveyor Edward Cottrell.

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At the time the MP said: “I see the reasoning behind fracking as we need to ensure we secure our energy supplies.

“However, I could not and would not agree to anything which would affect the health, safety and wellbeing of my constituents as well as their homes, businesses or our natural environment.”

You must be from Frodsham to attend the upcoming meeting.

But because large numbers are expected, anyone wanting to go along is asked to pre-register by emailing mail@grahamevansmp.com or calling 01925 606500.

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