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Terms of reference for the Fracking Working Group

To pursue the following aims in relation to shale gas exploration and drilling (fracking) in the Helmsley area and across Ryedale.

1. Monitoring changes in the wider context, e.g. in policy, planning or legislation, that are potentially relevant to Helmsley

2. Informing and consulting with residents about fracking as it may affect Helmsley

3. Liaising with other local councils/councillors for mutual benefit in building capacity to act effectively in relation to fracking on behalf of residents in Helmsley and across Ryedale.

4. Reporting back to the Town Council with regard to the above