Saturday 26th January 2013 , 10:30 am until 1:30 pm , at the Lenham Community Centre* (James Hatch Suite)
If you wish to attend, please reply to this e-mail as soon as possible. Numbers will be limited, although we are hoping to accommodate up to 45 people.
As recently advertised, the event will be “A seminar and workshop to discuss our concerns about shale gas exploitation, our response to the Government's recent announcements, and our actions to mitigate or prevent the impacts from this industry before the 'dash for gas' causes irreparable damage to our communities and countryside” .
The intention is to begin the morning with speakers from appropriate organisations talking about their concerns, starting with ourselves (CPRE Protect Kent). We will be presenting our case, covering CPRE’s views on shale gas extraction and what actions we are taking to have the impacts removed, controlled or mitigated. Other speakers are invited to follow this lead.
These presentations will be followed by a semi-informal ‘open floor’ debate; we may split off into two or more work-groups for this, depending upon numbers attending.
The overall aim of the workshop is to understand each other’s approach to shale gas extraction and hopefully form a collective view from which to promote further lobbying.
If you wish to speak on behalf of any organisation, please let us know as soon as convenient.
Once we have received replies on attendance and speakers, a more formal agenda will be compiled and issued.
We look forward to hearing from you !
*details of the venue can be found at : http://www.lenhamcommunitycentre.org.uk/index.html