Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Today we went public!

Today we went public!

Over the past few days we have focused our energy on raising public awareness and we have had a fantastic response from local papers and the radio. It is vital that we reach out to all residence effected by this licence so that they are aware of our meeting and they get a opportunity to be heard. Below are some of the reports so far and details of our public meeting.

Meeting Thursday 5th September, 7pm
St Andrews Church House, Church Walk, 
Rugby CV21 3PT.


No UCG Warks on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. Recorded clips throughout the afternoon. Live at 5.15pm ish. 

No UCG Warks speaking on FreeRadio 

Coventry Evening Telegraph was first off the mark with this

Huge plan to drill for coal deep under the Warwickshire countryside!

Gareth Herd and Claire Jordan are raising concerns about the a proposed Underground Coal Gassification plant
Proposal would see underground coal ignited to use resultant gases for power - area affected could be as large as Coventry.
Campaigners have launched a protest group against plans to drill for fuel deep under the Warwickshire countryside.
London-based Cluff Natural Resources has applied for a licence to explore underground coal fields in the heart of the county.
If it gets the go-ahead, the area affected would be about the same size as Coventry and would stretch from Ryton-on-Dunsmore, through Bubbenhall, Weston-under-Wetherley, Hunningham, Princethorpe and Marton.


  1. Good luck to you in your fight. There are exploratory licences already granted up here in East Yorkshire, but it seems there is little awareness - so I may be in touch for advice! Hopefully the Balcombe coverage today will help.

    1. We had representatives in Balcombe this weekend. It seems the whole country is under threat, the frack-off site has excellent resources for raising awareness and setting up your own local group.