In 2016, despite overwhelming opposition from the community, North Yorkshire County Council granted Third Energy permission to frack for shale gas by the village of Kirby Misperton (KM8) in Ryedale, some 25 miles from where we live. They plan to start fracking soon – by the end of 2017.

Today is Solidarity Day at Kirby Misperton, and this is my small contribution to making sure fracking doesn’t happen there:

Find out more, and lend your support, at, for example, the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp facebook page.

Anneliese Emmans Dean – theBigBuzz – Bringing poetry to life