The Tinker Lane Community Liaison Group (CLG) is made up of local residents who live in the so called "Area of Interest" around the exploratory borehole situated off the A634 in the proximity of Tinker Lane, between Barnby Moor and Blyth in North Nottinghamshire. The area of interest and project title "Tinker Lane" was defined by the developer Dart Energy (IGas Energy PLC) in its Scoping Report submitted to the Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) Minerals Planning Authority (MPA).
Although the members may hold differing views on the exploration and possible extraction of hydrocarbons by unconventional means the group itself does not take a position either for or against.
Members of the CLG are drawn from the local parishes of Babworth, Barnby Moor, Blyth, Lound, Mattersey, Ranskill, Scrooby, Sutton and Torworth. The membership is made up of parish councillors and community representatives. The CLG seeks to provide our parish communities with progress updates on the work undertaken at the wellsite and raise any issues from the community for the attention of IGas. There are other regular attendees of the CLG meetings that include the IGas Communications Manager, County and District Councillors and NCC Officers. Where the CLG believes it necessary it draws upon the views and opinions of other experts, for example the Environment Agency (EA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who are invited by the Chair to attend CLG meetings as required.
The photo below shows the site shortly after IGas established a site presence in late 2015 the first meeting of the CLG taking place in January 2016.