Nancy Towers 47 - one of the campaign organisers at work in her kitchen with Helen Butcher 38, her kids Daniel 3 and Elizabeth 1 Balcombe, West Sussex site of exploratory drilling to test for the presence of oil and shale gas . Tests are due to start in June for 6 weeks 24 hours a day 7 days a week on the Balcombe Estate. If successful a series of wells may be constructed on the site to extract the materials. Many of the local residents are fiercely opposed to the scheme and have come together to form a grass roots campaign a local society No Fracking in Balcombe Society - aka No FiBS . A

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Nancy Towers 47 - one of the campaign organisers at work in her kitchen with Helen Butcher 38 , her kids Daniel 3 and Elizabeth 1 Balcombe, West Sussex site of exploratory drilling to test for the presence of oil and shale gas . Tests are due to start in June for 6 weeks 24 hours a day 7 days a week on the Balcombe Estate. If successful a series of wells may be constructed on the site to extract the materials. Many of the local residents are fiercely opposed to the scheme and have come together to form a grass roots campaign a local society No Fracking in Balcombe Society - aka No FiBS . A minority however are more circumspect arguing that they should wait and see how the tests go and that the scheme addresses energy supply needs