About us

We are ordinary local residents. We live here. We like it.

There are similar groups of people across the north of England in particular, but also elsewhere in the country. There are groups in America and Australia too – and they have valuable insights for us here in our quiet part of Yorkshire. The places they live have already been fracked on a large scale.

Links to other groups/sites:

Is Fracking Safe? The Science behind the concerns of a North Yorkshire GP

Frack Free Ryedale

Frack Free East Yorkshire

Frack Free Lancashire

Drill or Drop – Independent Journalism on Fracking

Frack Off Extreme Energy Action Network

Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air

We come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. We have come together because we love Driffield and the Wolds and we genuinely believe the area to be under threat. We are not prepared to stand by and see this place turned into a gas-field.

We each have our own reasons for opposing fracking. We have read, researched, asked questions – and tried to see behind the hype from government and the drilling companies.

We aim to give reasoned, careful, referenced information so that people can make up their own minds about fracking.

Some of us live in Driffield itself, others in villages on the Wolds. We are always keen for other people to join us and get involved! Please do get in touch using the forms below, and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!


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If like us you are inspired by Jean Illingworth’s beautiful images of the wolds (on the home page) please see her website http://www.holburnstudios.co.uk/photography.html

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All wildlife and landscape images on this website were taken in the Yorkshire Wolds.