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About Us

We meet on the last Tuesday of each month (except August and December), 7.30pm, in the Committee Room at the Friends Meeting House, Clarendon Street NG1 5JD. All welcome. Our membership covers the Greater Nottingham area. Contact details are at which also has recent newsletters. For our previous news archive click 'News' below. Recent activities have included:

Information on campaigns before 2009 can be found on our old website hosted by GreenNet. See also our Facebook site for Friends of the Earth - Nottingham.


Gainsborough Trough shale gas area - North Notts

Will they frack Sherwood Forest? (Aug 2015)

Most of Sherwood Forest could be fracked for shale gas if the government gets its way. On 18 August, a consultation was launched on nine potential blocks around the Sherwood Forest area, most of which are on the Southern edge of the Gainsborough Trough (the orange area shows where the British Geological Survey says there could be shale gas, lilac indicates a double layer of shale gas):
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Daneshill protectors delay frackers in North Notts (Mar 2014)

Exploratory drilling for coal bed methane near Retford has been delayed, but not stopped.

A small subsidiary of an Australian company, Dart Energy (East England) Ltd, has permission to drill in Daneshill Energy Forest, four miles north of Retford. That will mean drilling through an aquifer close to Daneshill Lakes which is a wildlife site.

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Wind Turbines at Awsworth and Woodborough (Dec 2013)

Wind turbines supported by Nottingham Pro-Wind Alliance are now being installed at Awsworth and Woodborough.

Severn Trent is erecting wind turbines at sites near Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, including a large turbine at its Newthorpe sewage treatment works near Awsworth. This was the first turbine supported by Nottm ProWA in 2010, approved by Broxtowe in 2011.

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Contact details

Phone Nigel Lee
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