Public meeting taking place

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MARK Menzies, the Member of Parliament for Fylde, has called for a public meeting for Fylde residents, where all issues surrounding the shale gas exploration and potential extraction in the area can be discussed.

Mr Menzies has invited representatives from Cuadrilla Resources, the shale gas company, and other local organisations and industry figures, to attend the meeting.

He said, “I have had a number of important questions raised to me by a variety of concerned constituents. 

“Throughout the process, I have made it clear that shale gas extraction must not go ahead unless satisfactory answers are provided for all the questions that have been posed.

“However, it is important that all sides of the debate are able to engage in honest and calm discussions.

“Towards that end, I have called an open public meeting for Fylde residents only, on July 25, to provide constituents with the opportunity they deserve to discuss and understand this important issue with the relevant personnel.”

The meeting has been booked for 7pm at United Reform Church Hall, St Georges Road, St Annes.

Mr Menzies will be chairing the meeting and welcomes all Fylde residents who are able to attend to participate in the debate.

There is a maximum limit of 200 people for the building so entry will be strictly limited to Fylde constituents. Please bring along something (e.g. a letter, driving licence, passport) to show you are a Fylde constituent so that Fylde residents can be given priority.

Following the meeting, there will be an opportunity to discuss any queries with the relevant authorities.

This announcement follows the recent successful action taken by Mr Menzies to limit the disturbance caused by Cuadrilla Resources’ geophysical survey.

* There is no need to book tickets for this event as was incorrectly reported in the Lytham St Annes Express.

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