Drilling diary – September 2015

Meetings, decisions, consultation deadlines and other key dates coming up in the next month about fracking and onshore oil and gas. Updated throughout the month.


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Tuesday 1st September 2015

North Yorkshire County Council planning committee decision on Third Energy’s application for up to five water monitoring boreholes at the KMA and KM8 wellsites, Alma Farm, Kirby Misperton. Details

Llanharan against fracking public meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Llanharan Con Club, Chapel Road, Llanharan, CF72 9QA Details

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Demonstration against fracking in Gloucestershire, organised by Frack Off Our Forest, 9.30am-11.30am, outside meeting of Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, GL1 2TG Details

Public meeting on fracking and unconventional gas extraction hosted by North Lanarkshire Green Party, 7.30pm-9pm, Cyryston High School, Lindsaybeg Road, Glasgow G69 9DL Details

Public meeting on fracking organised by newly-formed Horwich and Blackrod Against Fracking Group and Bolton Liberal Democrats, 7.30pm, The Cotton Tree pub, Prince Street, Bolton Details

Saturday 5th September 2015

Social media training for anti-fracking groups, 10.30apm-3pm, Merci, Manchester Details

Fracking get-together and climate gathering 10am-5pm, The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE Details

Woolston and Thelwall Solidarity Day, 11am-5pm, Woolston and Thelwall Protection Camp, opposite the Maskrat Manor pub, Warrington, WA3 6DR Details

Frack Free Isle of Wight information event, 10am-3pm, Unitarian Church, High Street, Newport Details

Sunday 6th September 2015

Anti-fracking awareness gig, 12 noon, The Artisan, 1 Brook Street, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 6AA Details

Monday 7th September 2015

Fracking with nature meeting: Global Net 21 meeting held in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University Activism Research Project. Speakers include Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, Julie Wassmer author and campaigner, and Damien Short, Director of the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, 6.30pm, House of Commons, Details

Ruling expected in trial at Manchester Magistrates Court of more than 40 people arrested at protests at IGas operation at Barton Moss in Salford.

Thursday 10th September 2015

Fracking forum, 4pm, Aviation House, 2 Skyways Business Campus, Amy Johnson Way, Squires Gate, Blackpool. Details

Saturday 12th September 2015

Lancashire Training – skills for stronger groups, 10am-5pm, Preston (venue on application) Details

Fracking the Facts meeting, 10am-12.30pm, The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG Details

Monday 14th September 2015

The planning division of Northern Ireland’s Department of Environment expiry date for standard consultations on Rathlin Energy’s planning application for a second exploratory well at Ballinlea.

Gloucestershire County Council Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee meeting at which fracking is expected to be covered in the commissioning director’s report, 10am, Shire Hall, Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2TG Details

Voices from the Gasfields film screening followed by talk and Q&A, doors open 8pm, film at 8.30pm, Alexander’s Jazz and Comedy Bar, 2 Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW Details

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Public awareness meeting on fracking organised by Frack Free Dee, 7.30pm, Little Stanney village hall, Little Stanney Road, Cheshire CH2 4HT Details

Wednesday 16th September 2015

Extraordinary general meeting of West Dean Parish Council, Forest of Dean, to discuss fracking, 7pm, West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, Lydney GL15 6JW,  Details

Public awareness meeting on fracking organised by Frack Free Dee, 7.30pm, Little Stanney village hall, Little Stanney Road, Cheshire CH2 4HT Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire meeting to plan campaigns in the East Yorkshire region (not public meeting), 7.30pm, Driffield Community Centre, Mill Street, Driffield, YO25 6TR Details

Thursday 17th September 2015

Deadline for comments by interest parties in appeal by Cuadrilla against refusal of planning permission by Lancashire County Council for monitoring works at Preston New Road. More details

Keep Billingshurst Frack Free private meeting with Parish Councillors from Billinghurst and West Chiltington, and members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday 19th September 2015

Frack Free Ryedale sponsored walk from Malton to Kirby Misperton, 9.30am start from Wentworth Street Car Park, Malton. Details

Sunday 20th September 2015

Dogs against fracking, noon, meeting outside The Constable Arms, Sproatley, HU11 4PA Details

Monday 21st September 2015

Public meeting on fracking in Derbyshire, 7pm, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Churchyard, Derby Details

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Public meeting and film screening about coal bed methane extraction, 7pm-9pm, Llangyfelach Primary School, Pengors Road, Llangyfelach, Swansea SA5 7JE Details

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Bowness Library Details

Debate on motion to oppose fracking in Lancaster district proposed by three Labour councillors, 6pm, full meeting of Lancaster City Council, Morecambe Town Hall Details

Thursday 24th September 2015

Closing date for consultation on extension of permitted development rights to seismic monitoring boreholes Details

Screening of the film The truth behind the dash for gas, 7.30pm-9.30pm, St Andrews Church Hall, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1NJ Details

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Airth Community Hall Details

Saturday 26th September 2015

Scotland Is Against Fracking protest, 1m-5pm, outside the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH99 1SP Details

Beacons in the Dark: global anti-fracking convergence, 8pm local time, from Aotearoa in the furthest south, through Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, across the Atlantic. Details

Saturday 26th September 2015-Sunday 27th September 2015

How to run your own workshops, skills workshops for anti-frackers, 8am-5pm, venue in Lancashire, on application Details

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Closing date for consultation of Habitat Regulations Assessment of oil and gas explorations licences offered under the 14th round Details

Frack free Chorley & South Ribble event including a free film, talks and Q&A, 7pm-9pm, Chorley Cricket Club, Sandringham Drive, off Southport Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1LG Details

Meeting by Frack Free East Yorkshire for Ellerby and West Newton residents, 7pm, New Ellerby Chapel, Details

Wednesday 30th September 2015

Public meeting called by Toxin-Free Community group and Frack Free Five Valleys, 7.30pm, Miners’ Welfare Hall, Cinderford, GL14 2JN Details

Coming up later

Thursday 1st October 2015

Frack Free Isle meeting on shale gas extraction, main speaker Gayzer Frackman of Frack Free Lancashire, 7pm, Wesley Memorial Church Hall, High Street, Epworth Details

Meeting on community health arranged by Third Energy, Kirby Misperton Village Hall, 1-5pm drop-in questions, 6.30pm-8.30pm presentation by Dr Andrew Buroni, of the international consultancy RPS Group

Friday 2nd October 2015

Some of the people convicted following protests outside the IGas site at Barton Moss in Salford are appealing, 10am, Manchester Magistrates Court M60 1PR

Sunday 4th October 2015

No to Austerity – No to Fracking Hell: March at Conservative Party Conference, 11am, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Crescent M5 4WU Details

Frack Off Our Forest and Hands Off Our Forest at Forest Food Showcase food and drink festival, 10am-5pm, grounds of Speech House Hotel, Speech House Road, Nr Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL For details see Diary

Tuesday 6th October 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Saline Leisure Centre Details

Thursday 8th October 2015

Fracking: for whom, at what cost, discussion with John Ashton, former climate ambassador, organised by Friends of the Earth Scotland, 7.30pm-9pm, Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed Details

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Tullibody Civic Centre Details

Saturday 10th October 2015

Climate Day of Action Friends of the Earth urge Barclays to withdraw its funding for Third Energy which wants to frack in Ryedale Details

Symbolic circle of protection and demonstration, No Fracking in Our Forest contribution to global day of action against fracking, 10am, Cyril Hart Arboretum, Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL

Sunday 11th October 2015

Hands Over Our Forth – public protest urging the Scottish Government to include underground coal gasification in the current moratorium, 2pm, Forth Road Bridge, Firth of Forth Edinburgh EH30 9SF Details

Keep Billingshurst Frack Free craft and chat afternoon with information about fracking locally and nationally, 2pm-5pm, the Women’s Hall, Billingshurst

Wednesday 14th October 2015

Frack Free East Yorkshire meeting (planning session), 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Quaker Lane, Woodlands, Beverley HU17 8BY Details

Thursday 15th October 2015

European Shale Gas and Oil Summit 2015 Manchester Details

Labour Group on Forest of Dean District Council says it intends to put a motion to the full council meeting. The motion asks the council leader to express concern about unconventional oil and gas exploration and extraction in the area and to tell Department of Environment and Climate Change that the council is not in a position to support these developments. 7pm, Council Chamber, Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8HG. Details

Friday 16th October 2015

European Shale Gas and Oil Summit 2015 Manchester Details

Tuesday 20th October 2015

Target date for Nottinghamshire County Council planning committee decision on IGas application for groundwater monitoring boreholes at proposed fracking site at Springs Road, Misson, Bassetlaw. Date could be later but not earlier, NCC says.

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Plean, Balfour Community Centre Details

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Menstrie, Dumyat Community Centre Details

Saturday 24th October 2015

Frack Free Fayre, 10am-11.30am, Rook Lane Chapel, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DN Details

Monday 26th October-Tuesday 27th October 2015

Shale Gas Environmental Summit London Details

Tuesday 27th October 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Bannockburn Community Centre Details

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Cowie Community Centre Details

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Bonnybridge Community Education Centre Details

Wednesday 4th November 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Larbert, Dobbie Hall Details

Scottish Policy Conference: Energy in Scotland. Speakers include Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, The Scottish Government; Charles Hargreaves, Associate Director, Renewable Energy, Ofgem and a senior speaker confirmed from SSE, 9am-1pm, venue in central Edinburgh tbc Details

Saturday 7th November 2015

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields by Ian R Crane, 7.30pm, Billingshurst Community Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst RH14 9EW

Monday 9th November 2015

Forum on Fracking by Bromley Friends of the Earth, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 46 Ravensbourne Road, Bromley BR1 1HN Details

Fracking the Facts – free public event organised by Richmond Constituency Green Party, 7pm, Richmond Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QL Details

Tuesday 10th November 2015

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors fracking seminar, 5pm-6pm, Holiday Inn, Lincoln, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YW Details

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Torrance Community Centre Details

Tuesday 24th November 2015

All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas meeting on “Better regulation and lessons from Canada” with the President and Chief Executive of Alberta Energy Regulator, Jim Ellis, and the DECC Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor John Loughhead. Venue and time to be confirmed.

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Blackridge, Craig Inn Community Centre

Thursday 3rd December 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Plains Community Centre Details

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Hearthill Community Education Centre Details

Wednesday 9th December 2015

Ineos fracking consultation event, 3pm-8pm, Shotts Community Centre Details

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