Monday, December 09, 2013

Re-posting: Concerned Communities of Falkirk

Public meeting Monday December 9th 2013
Help Raise Fund for Public Inquiry

This is a busy time of year, but we ask you urgently please to attend a public meeting at:

Conference room, Station Hotel, Larbert, 7pm Monday 9th December 2013.

Please come and share any fund-raising ideas and experience, to help us with the Public Inquiry regarding Dart Energy’s application to extract Coal-Bed Methane close to our homes.

We have achieved a great deal, but now have only 12 weeks to raise a substantial amount of money to fund the best possible legal and expert representation on behalf of the community.

We have a good chance of preventing an application that represents long-term risks for us all. But we urgently need your help. CCoF have a strong legal team and expert witnesses, who have reviewed Dart's latest environmental information and consider significant risks remain. Even with good-will, there are costs and expenses. And we must convince this Government Inquiry of our arguments.

A ‘pre-exam meeting’ for the Inquiry this week fixed a timetable. Thanks to all who attended. Community solidarity was strong – for the Government Reporters and Dart! Many Community Councils are allied with CCoF. Falkirk and Stirling Councils recently decided not to support Dart’s application, and, with CCoF, unanimously rejected Dart's appeal for yet more time to provide further environmental information. Currently in a strong position, we need to press ahead. But we are now under pressure of time.

So we are urging anybody with any fund-raising ideas or experience – organising jumble sales, raffles, auctions, events, crowd-funding, anything – please come and share ideas on Monday.

We apologise for the short notice. However, we ask you to consider your contribution of time as an investment in the health and well-being of many Christmases to come.

Please don't just leave this up to other people. Your community needs you now!
Thank you in advance,

Carol, on behalf of Concerned Communities of Falkirk (CCoF)

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