Fracking film to be screened at Pocklington venue

Residents in the Pocklington area are being invited to the screening of a film about fracking and the effects it has had on residents in America.

Organised by anti-fracking group ‘Frack Free Pocklington Area’, the event, at Pocklington Arts Centre on 26 May at 7pm, will also feature a question and answer session with North Yorkshire filmmakers Jo and Steve White.

The pair made the film ‘Living With Fracking’ after visiting people in Pennsylvania to find out what effects fracking has had on them.

Clive Hinchliffe, a member of Frack Free Pocklington Area, said: “We thought it would be useful for people in Pocklington and the surrounding area to see what fracking is like.

“The film was made by people from Yorkshire who have gone out and found for themselves what it involves and the impact it can have.”

The event is free to enter. Donations are welcome.

Frack Free Pocklington Area was set up to raise awareness about and prevent all forms of unconventional gas extraction in the local community.

The Government recently offered energy firm Cuadrilla Resources, in partnership with GDF Suez E&P UK, licences to explore for shale gas for areas all over East Yorkshire, including land around Pocklington.