Industry

Drilling diary – w/e 10/4/2015

Updated list of events about fracking and onshore oil and gas including:

  • Public meetings
  • Rallies
  • Conferences
  • Planning appeals and decisions
  • Film screenings
  • Anniversary

Friday 10th April

Beware the frack-free promise: Public meeting organised by Keep Billingshurst Frack Free, 7pm, Billingshurst Community and Conference Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst RH14 9QW Details

Saturday 11th April

Friends of the Earth National Day of Action on fracking Events across the country to mark four years frack free Details

First birthday party, Upton Protection Camp, Cheshire, 2pm onwards Details

Monday 13th April

Is fracking a good idea? Monthly meeting of North Yorkshire Humanist Group. Val and Jon Mager talk about the reasons for their opposition to fracking, 7.30m, Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET Details

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields, 6pm-8pm, Arts House Café, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU Details

Wednesday 15th April

Woodplumpton Parish Council public meeting to discuss Cuadrilla’s transport plans for proposed Roseacre Wood site, 7pm, Woodplumpton Primary School. Details

Shale World UK, International Conference Centre, Birmingham, Details

Thursday 16th April

Shale World UK, International Conference Centre, Birmingham, Details

Saturday 18th April

Public meeting on fracking, 2pm-4pm, Thornton Methodist Church Hall, 60 Victoria Road East, Thornton FY5 5HQ, Lancashire Details

A fracking great gig, benefit event for Borras, Dudleston and Upton camps. 7.30pm-12.30am, British Legion, 20 Heath Road, Upton, Chester, CH2 1HX, price £7. Details

Free screening of Voices from the Gasfields, 7pm for 7.30pm start, Gilling Village, Pottergate, Gilling East YO62 4JJ Details

Sunday 19th April

Free screening of Voices from the Gasfields, 7pm for 7.30pm start, Pickering War Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA Details

Monday 20th April

Public meeting on fracking, 7pm-9pm, Thornton Methodist Church Hall, 60 Victoria Road East, Thornton FY5 5HQ, Lancashire Details

Public meeting on coal bed methane and alternatives in Shropshire, 7.30pm, Whitchurch Civic Centre Details

Public meeting on fracking with prospective parliamentary candidate, Mike Hill, Assembly Rooms, Lytham, 7.30pm-9.30pm Details

Tuesday 21st April

Mid Sussex General Election hustings, chaired by Andrew Pendleton, head of campaigners, Friends of the Earth, 7.45pm for 8pm, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN Free but must be booked. Details

Utility Week Live exhibition and conference, NEC Birmingham Details

Wednesday 22nd April

Scheduled start of appeal by Europa Oil and Gas against refusal of planning permission to drill at Bury Hill Wood, off Coldharbour Lane, Holmwood, Surrey. 10am, venue to be confirmed, estimated to last seven days. Details of appeal hearing. Details of appeal case

Fracking and the imagination, public forum of science, art and politics, 9.30am-11.30pm, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, SY23 3DE Details

Utility Week Live exhibition and conference, NEC Brimingham Details

Public meeting on fracking with prospective parliamentary candidate, Mike Hill, Warton Village Hall, 7pm-9pm Details

Thursday 23rd April

Farmers and landowners meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Jubilee Hall, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8NH Details

Utility Week Live exhibition and conference, NEC Birmingham Details

Barclays AGM demo – Tell them not to frack in North Yorkshire, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX, 10.15am-1.30pm Details

Public meeting on fracking with prospective parliamentary candidate, Mike Hill, Elswick Village, 7pm-9pm Details

Saturday 25th April

Rally for Ryedale, Malton, 12 noon-3pm, meeting point to be confirmed Details

Anti-fracking rally, Brighton, 12 noon, location to be confirmed, Details

Sunday 26th April

Free film screening of Voices from the Gasfields, 7pm, All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove BN3 3QE (entrance on Eaton Road) Details

Thursday 30th April

Anti-fracking protest, 9am, Preston, Lancashire. Details to be confirmed

Also in April: Lancashire County Council said it would decide Cuadrilla’s application to drill, frack and test up to four wells at both its proposed sites in the Fylde at Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road.

Tuesday May 5th

Public meeting on fracking with prospective parliamentary candidate, Mike Hill, United Reform Church Hall, St George’s Road, St Annes FY8 2AE, 7pm-9pm, Details

Saturday May 9th

Reclaim the Power “working weekend”, 12 noon on May 9th to 3pm May 10th, venue to be confirmed Details

[Updated on 15/4/15  to include additional listings]

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