Diary

Drilling diary – October 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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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

Decision on planning application expected about 3pm for 5MW solar farm by community energy project, Repower Balcombe, formed following anti-fracking protests in the West Sussex village Details

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 Details

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Anti-fracking public meeting organised by Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Heeley Institute, 147 Gleadless Road, Gleadless, Sheffield S2 3AF Details

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

March to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester by anti-fracking groups and climate change campaigners, starting at 11am, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Crescent M5 4WU press release and details

Tuesday 6th October 2015

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

Wednesday 7th October

Tell the Tories to unfrack the North: anti-fracking demonstration during David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative Party conference, 12 noon-2pm, central Manchester Details

Thursday 8th October 2015

Ryedale District council debate on a moratorium on fracking, 6.30pm, Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton YO17 1SA

Trafford Council’s development control committee decides on IGas application for coal bed methane exploration, testing and production at site next to the Davyhulme water treatment works. Planning officers have recommended approval. Meeting starts at 6.30pm, Committee Suite, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 0TH Details

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

Public meeting organised by Bassetlaw Against Fracking and screening of Shattered Ground, 7.15pm, Shireoaks Village Hall, Shireoaks Road, Shireoaks, Worksop S818LX Details

IGas community exhibition, 3pm-8pm, Chester Rugby Union Football Club, Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester CH3 7DB Details

Frack Free Dee Peaceful demonstration outside IGas presentation, 4pm-7pm, opposite Barnhouse Veterinary Surgery, Tarvin Road, Littleton Chester CH3 7DD Details

Carwyn Connect First Minister Carwyn Jones tours all 22 local authorities in Wales to hear what matters to communities. Free event but entry by ticket only. People who have booked tickets can submit questions can be submitted by email. 5.30, Medrus, Aberyswtyth University, SY23 3BY Details and to book

Friday 9th October

Frack Free Lancashire Benefit Party, 8.30pm, Town House Pub, St Annes Road West, Ltham St Annes, FY8 1SB Details

Saturday 10th October 2015
Barclays Bank demonstratons

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

10am-1pm outside Barclays Bank, 2 High Street, Nottingham, NH1 2EN Details

10am-3pm outside Barclays Bank, 1-3 Parliament Street, York, YO1 8SE Details

10am outside Barclays Bank, Victoria Square, Bolton Details

10.45am outside Barclays Bank, King Edward Street, Hull HU1 3RL Details

11am outside Barclays Bank, 25 James Street, Harrogate HG1 1QX Details

12noon-2pm outside Barclays Bank, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 Details

12 noon-1pm, outside Barclays Bank, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth SY23 2AE Details

2pm outside Barclays Bank, 4 North Bar Within, Beverley HU17 8AY Details

More Barclays events on Friends of the Earth webpage

Other events
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

Wirral Against Fracking community walk across the sand to Hilbre Island where participants will hold hands to show unity against underground coal gasification. Meeting at West Kirby Marine Lake, South Parade, West Kirby CH48 3HZ at 11.45am, walk leaving at 12.10pm. Details

Mole Valley Greens event: Love Leith Hill, not oil drilling, a celebration for residents of Dorking of the beauty and tranquillity of Leith Hill, 10.30am-1pm, Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane. Details and more information from Chris.Crook.GreenParty@gmail.com

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

Monday 12th October 2015

Regulators Question Time: meeting to question representatives from Department of Energy and Climate Change, Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive, chaired by Kevin Hollinrake MP, 7pm-9pm, Main Hall, Malton School, Middlecave Road, Malton YO17 7NH. Admission by ticket only. Details

Fracking around the world with speakers Marianne Lloyd-Smith, senior advisor to the National Toxics Network and the Australian public interest NGO, IPEN, and Reverend Graham Cray, honorary assistant bishop in York and resident of Kirby Misperton who made his own trip to Pennsylvania, 8pm-9.30pm, Kirby Misperton Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton YO1 6XN

Wednesday 14th October 2015

Final day for comments on Third Energy’s planning application to North Yorkshire County Council to frack the existing KM8 well at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale Details and link to application

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

Frack Free Chorley public meeting about licences SD61 and SD62 in the Chorley, Blackburn, Darwen and Bolton areas, 7pm-9pm, Minstrel Pub, 22 Eaves Green, Chorley PR7 3PQ Details

Oil justice speaker tour, organised by War on Want, law firm Deighton Pierce Glynn and the Colombian NGO COSPACC, telling the stories of the victims of Big Oil, with former trade unionist Gilberto Torres, union advisor Francisco Ramirez Cuellar, Tom Lebert of War on Want, Lara Montesinos Coleman of Sussex University, and Sue Wilman of Deighton Pierce Glynn, 5pm-7pm, Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex. Details and other dates

Erewash Green Party hosts a free public meeting to raise awareness of licence SK43 in Long Eaton on 14th October with guests from Frack Free Notts & Derby Climate Coalition. 7pm, Brennans, 2 Regent Street, Long Eaton, NG10 1JX.

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

Carwyn Connect First Minister Carwyn Jones tours all 22 local authorities in Wales to hear what matters to communities. Free event but entry by ticket only. People who have booked tickets can submit questions can be submitted by email. 5.30, Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR Details and to book

Friday 16th October 2015

European Shale Gas and Oil Summit 2015 Manchester Details

Saturday 17th October

Coffee Posse, organised by Frack Free Dee, 11am, Old Hall Farm, Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9JY Details

Public meeting about fracking in Melton and the Vale of Belvoir, 11am-1pm, Samworth Centre, 8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE Details

Tuesday 20th October 2015

Third Energy planning application to frack at Kirby Misperton is on the agenda – but not for decision – at a meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s planning and regulatory functions committee, 10am, County Hall, Northallerton  DL7 8AD Details

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

Anti-fracking petition to be handed in to Rhondda Cynan Taff County Borough Council, 12 noon, council headquarters, The Pavilions, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX Details

Wednesday 21st October 2015

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

Thursday 22nd October 2015

Hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London  at which Roseacre Awareness Group will make its case to a judge for a judicial review of the approval by Lancashire County Council of Cuadrilla’s application for a monitoring arrat at Roseacre Wood. Time tbc

Carwyn Connect First Minister Carwyn Jones tours all 22 local authorities in Wales to hear what matters to communities. Free event but entry by ticket only. People who have booked tickets can submit questions can be submitted by email. 5.30, Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane, Mold, CH7 1YA Details and to book

Friday 23rd October 2015

Public meeting about licences in Broxtowe and Erewash boroughs, 7.30pm-9pm, John Clifford School, Nether Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2AT Details

Public talk organised by Friends of the Earth, with presentations by Dr Tim Thornton, Simon Bowens and Anna Vickerstaff, 7.30pm, Galtres Centre, Easingwold, YO61 3AE

Reclaim the Beats: Fracking fundraiser, 7pm-3am, The Synergy Centre, 78 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA Details and tickets links

Saturday 24th October 2015

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

Sussex CPRE Workshop: Staying Ahead by Planning for tomorrow on which countryside issues matter most to the public. Open to non-members, 10am-2.30pm, Council Chambers, Billingshurst Community & Conference Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst RH14 9QW, booking required

Monday 26th October

Shale Gas Environmental Summit London Details

Committee stage begins on the Enterprise Bill which includes a growth duty for regulators, which will require them to have regard to economic growth Details

Tuesday 27th October 2015

Parliamentary delegated legislation committee meets to discuss draft onshore hydraulic fracturing (protected areas) regulations 2015, 2.30pm, Room 9, Palace of Westminster. Details

Shale Gas Environmental Summit London Details

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

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Helsby and Frodsham Awareness Meeting organised by Frack Free Dee, 7.300pm, Eccies Club, Mountain View, Helsby WA6 0BE Details

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

Thursday 29th October 2015

Fracking – the industrialisation of Ryedale? Public talk organised by Frack Free Malton and Norton, with speakers Right Reverend Graham Cray, Tm Thornton, David Davis, Paul Andrews and the Nanas, 7.30pm-9.30pm Milton Rooms, Malton, YO17 7LX

Saturday 31st October 2015

East Yorkshire pop-up protest, 10am-12 noon, t-junction opposite the road from Hull, Wetwang Details

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Monday 2nd November 2015

Public meeting on shale gas fracking organised by local resident, Ruth Dunster, 7.30pm, Torrence Community Centre, School Road, Torrance, G64 4BZ

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Announcement of Egdon Resources plc results for year ending 31st July 2015. Analyst meeting due at 9.30am, Buchanan, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN Details

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

Helsby and Frodsham Awareness Meeting organised by Frack Free Dee, 7.300pm, Frodsham Community Centre, The Cottage, Fluin Lane, WA6 7QN Details

Friday 6th November

Frack Free Ryedale Middle Eastern Feast fundraiser, Hovingham Village Hall. Tickets and 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 Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire street stall, 10am-12 noon, next to the town clock, Driffield Details

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

Frack Free East Yorkshire fracking information evening, 7.30pm, Cass Hall, King Street, Driffield, YO25 6QW Details

Tuesday 10th November 2015

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

Publication of the government’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 15

Frack Free East Yorkshire fracking information evening, 7.30pm, Village Hall, Southfield Road, Wetwang YO25 9XX Details

Saturday 14th November 2015

Frack Free Ryedale Celebrating Ryedale Christmas Fair, 10am-4pm, Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF Details

Surrey against Fracking public meeting with short film clips and speakers from Balcombe, 12-1.30pm, Community Hall, 53 Church Lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NR

Tuesday 17th November 2015

Possible date for a decision on IGas application for monitoring boreholes at a proposed coal bed methane site at Springs Lane, Mission in Bassetlaw. Date and time to be confirmed.

Closing date for extended public consultation on Rathlin Energy’s planning extension for its West Newton A wellsite. The application (15/03056/STVAR) details are on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning website here.

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Target date for a decision on Third Energy’s planning application to North Yorkshire County Council to frack the existing KM8 well at Kirby Misperton Details and link to application

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.

Thursday 26th November 2015

Jeremy Leggett discusses his book The winning of the carbon war, 7pm, Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DT Details and too book

Saturday 28th November 2015

Campaign against climate change march in Scotland and Wales, times and locations to be confirmed, Details

Sunday 29th November 2015

Campaign against climate change march in London, times and locations to be confirmed, Details

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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

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

 Thursday 10th December

Closing date for comments on government consultation on the cap on costs for challenges under the Aarhus Convention to planning decisions and infrastructure projects. Details

22nd December 2015

Publication of the government’s Greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q3 2015

2nd February 2016

Publication of the government’s Greenhouse gas emissions statistics – 2014 final figures

Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 16

31st March 2016

Publication of the government’s Greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q4 2015*

Publication of the government’s Greenhouse gas emissions statistics – 2015 provisional figures

3rd May 2016

Publication of the government’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 17

30th June 2016

Publication of the government’s Greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q1 2016

28th July 2016

Publication of the government’s Digest of UK Energy Statistics – 2015

29th September 2016

Publication of the government’s Greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q2 2016

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