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A COUNCIL is holding drop-in sessions for who want to know more about oil and gas exploration and extraction in the county.

Officers from West Sussex county Council will join the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Department for Energy and Climate Change, who will be on hand along with anti-fracking groups.

David Sanderson, professor of tectonics and geomechanics at Southampton University, is also expected to attend.

Council leader Louise Goldsmith, said: ‘There is very strong feeling among residents about the possibility of fracking in West Sussex.

‘There is also a lot of misleading information out there and we really hope that this event, which draws together experts in their field, will help provide those who attend with a greater knowledge.’

It takes place at the Assembly Rooms, Council House, North Street on November 8 from 10am to 4pm.

Confirm attendance by emailing oilandgas@westsussex.gov.uk.