Diary

Drilling diary – February 2016

grFeb40+ meetings, decisions, deadlines and other key dates in February on fracking and onshore oil and gas. Advanced notice of dates throughout 2016. Updated throughout the month. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events.

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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

Scheduled release date for Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 16

Fracking meeting, 7pm, Lolo’s vegan and raw restaurant and store, 2-4 Market Place, Ramsbottom, BL0 9HT Details

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Lee Miller walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal to raise awareness of fracking in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Departs Chorley, near Botany Bay, approximately 9.30am, for Wigan Pier Details

Frack Off Our Forest anti-fracking tea party with cake, 3pm-6pm, Blakeney Village Hall Details

Frack Free Dee Fracking in and around Chester information evening, Village Hall, Christleton, CH3 7AS Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire planning meeting, 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Quaker Lane, Beverley, HU17 8BY Details

Free film show on fracking, 7pm, Abbey Home Farm, Burford Rd, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5HF Details

Thursday 4th February 2016

Lee Miller walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal to raise awareness of fracking in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Departs Wigan Pier, approximately 9.30am, for Burscough Bridge Details

Is Westminster planning to force fracking on Lancashire? Public meeting on fracking in Lancashire. Speakers include Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth, Steve Holgate, Lancashire county councillor, and residents of Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. 7pm-9pm, Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BT Details

Frack Free Wrexham Meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Borras & Holt Community Protection Camp Borras Rd, Borras Head, Holt, Wrexham LL13 9TG Details

Frack Free Leeds Meeting, 6pm, The George, 67-69 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BB Details

Frack Off Fife public meeting and presentation on unconventional gas extraction, 7pm, St Clair Tavern, 2 St Clair Street, Kirkaldy KY1 2QE Details

Friday 5th February

Lee Miller walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal to raise awareness of fracking in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Departs Burscough Bridge, approximately 9.30am, for Maghull Details

Second reading of Fracking (Measurement and Regulation of Impacts) (Air, Water and Greenhouse Gas Emissions) Bill Details  RESCHEDULED FOR 11TH MARCH

Frack Free Notts at Light Night 2016 – on-the-street awareness event, 7pm, outside Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broadstreet, Nottingham NG1 3AL Details

First public meeting organised by Frack Free Northwich, 7.30pm-9pm, Hatford Villlage Hall, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1LW Details

Saturday 6th February 2016

Lee Miller walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal to raise awareness of fracking in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Departs Maghul, approximately 9.30am, for Liverpool Details

Surrey against fracking public meeting, 12.30pm-3pm, Oxted Community Hall, 53 Church Lane, Oxted, RH8 9NB. Details

Reclaim the power national gathering, 12 noon on 6th February-5pm 7th February, venue tbc Details

Frack Free Information Stall opposite Chester and Wirral Area Conservative Conference, Mercure Hotel, Whitchurch Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 5QL Details

Frack Free Ryedale demonstration outside Kevin Hollinrake’s surgery in Old Malton on Saturday 6th January at 11am.

Sunday 7th February 2016

Lee Miller arrives in Liverpool after walking along the canal from Leeds to raise awareness of fracking in Yorkshire and Lancashire.  Details

Monday 8th February 2016

Frack or Fiction? First meeting of Upper Nidderdale Environment Group of 2016, including talk by Knaresborough town councillor, Bill Rigby, chair of Harrogate and District Alliance Against Fracking. 7.30pm, Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses, near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5QY.

Preliminary date for Producers’ Summit chaired by Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, Westminster. Not a public meeting. Details

Fracking – Shale Gas Extraction and Protecting Buildings from Tunnelling Subsidence: free lecture by Lord Mair, 6pm, Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EW Details

Frack Free Driffield & Wolds group planning meeting, 7.30pm, Cass Hall, King St, Driffield, YO25 6QW Details

Frack Free Dee Fracking in and around Chester information evening, Community Centre, Vicars Cross CH3 5LP Details

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Don’t Frack Lancs protest called by Frack Free Lancashire and supported by Friends of the Earth against Cuadrilla’s appeal against refusals of fracking applications. 9am-11am, outside Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ Details

Photographic exhibition Through Our Eyes, by Dr Ania Szolucha, University of Bergan, Norway, showing what it means to live under fracking, Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ Details

Start of planning inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeals against refusal of planning permission for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. 10am, Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. Summary and Latest DrillOrDrop post on the inquiry   Diary of who is speaking when

Frack Free Westbury showing of the film The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, 7.30pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall, Chapmanslade, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 4AP Details

Free public fracking information evening, talk and discussion, 7.30pm, Pocklington Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY Details

Thursday 11th February 2016

Frack Free Dee Fracking in and around Chester information evening, Caldy Valley Church Centre, Boughton, CH3 5PR Details

Frack Free Westbury showing of the film The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, 7.30pm, Laverton, Details

Friday 12th February

Environment Agency public information session on IGas application for a mining waste permit for proposed shale gas site at Misson, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, 2pm-6.30pm at Misson Community Centre, Vicar Lane, Misson, Doncaster DN10 6EG. Details

Saturday 13th February 2016

Say no to fracking in Nottinghamshire Skill-Up day, 12 noon – 4.30pm, Curious Manor, Trinity Square, Nottingham NG1 4AF Details

After Paris – how can we make Dorset Fossil Free? Address by Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP, talks, films and discussion, free event, 10am-3.30pm, The Spire, High Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1DF Details

Monday 15th February 2016

Free public fracking information evening, talk and discussion, 7.30pm, Market Weighton Community Hall, Station Road, Market Weighton, YO43 3AY Details

Tuesday 16th February 2016

Start of week 2 of Cuadrilla fracking inquiry, 9.30am,  Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ. Details

Wednesday 17th February 2016

Gloucestershire County Council debate on fracking, 10am Shire Hall, Westgate Street Gloucester GL1 2TG Details

Frack Off Our Forest gathering, from 9.15am, outside Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Westgate Street Gloucester GL1 2TG Details

Neath Port Talbot Council to debate motion recommending a presumption against unconventional exploration and extraction of gas, 2.30pm, Council Chamber, Port Talbot SA13 1PJ Details   POSTPONED

Special session in the Cuadrilla fracking appeal for public statements on Roseacre Wood, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ. Details

Stop the Drill public meeting on InfraStrata’s plans to drill near North Woodburn Reservoir, 7pm, The Windrose, Rodgers Quay, Carrickfergus, BT38 8BE Details

Saturday 20th February 2016

Horse Hill anti-fracking solidarity and awareness cycle ride, 10am-3pm, meeting at Massetts Road/Victoria Road car park, Horley RH6 7DQ. Details

Horse Hill anti-fracking solidarity march, 12 noon, The Black Horse, junction of Reigate Road and Horse Hill, Horley RH6 0HU. Details

Inaugural event of Knit for the Planet. 12 noon, by the beach huts, Cart Road, Lyme Regis to create a long line of blankets spelling out a clean energy message. 3pm, Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis, meeting with information on sustainable living. 7pm, Q and A panel on green energy. Details

Talk: Resisting fracking and corporate gas exploitation in our communities, 10am-12 noon, Cathays Youth and Community Centre, 36 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX Details

Frack Off Our Forest showing of The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, 7.30pm, Flaxley schoolroom Details

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

UK Shale Gas: The Engineers’ Summit, 8am-6pm, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ Details

Anti-fracking group, Lancashire nanas, visit Horse Hill drilling site, 12 noon, Horse Hill, Horley RH6 0HN. Details

LSE Energy Society public lecture, Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy, 6pm-8pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics. Aldwych, London, free admission but pre-registration required via Eventbright. Details

Jason Gammel, senior equity research analyst at Jeffries, speaks to the All Party Pariamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, 3pm-4pm, House of Commons. Invitation only.  Date changed to 22nd March

Wednesday 24th February 2016

Shale and Unconventional Gas: environmental and geo-technical impacts, event by Brownfield Briefing, 9am-5pm, Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT Details

Whitworth Against Frack public information meeting, 7pm-9pm, Halford Church, Whitworth OL12 8TL, Details

Gayzer Frackman talks about fracking and the shale gas industry, 7.30pm, The New Walton Social Club, 243 Walton Street, Kingston Upon Hull HU3 6JR. Details

Thursday 25th February 2016

Case management hearing in the case of John Tootill, charged by Fylde Borough Council for displaying advertisements without consent. Blackpool Magistrates Court Details

Survey of Misson villages, who voted +80% against plans by IGas for shale gas exploration in the parish, to be presented to full meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council, along with a petition against the scheme.

Frack Free Wrexham meeting, with speaker Lesley Griffiths AM (Labour) tbc, 7.30pm-9.30-pm, Saith Seren, 18 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BG

Special session in the Cuadrilla fracking appeal for public statements on Preston New Road, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ. Details

The dangers of fracking and what went wrong a West Newton A. Talk by Communities of Holderness against Onshore Drilling, 7.30pm, The Back Room, 175a Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4PP. Details

Saturday 27th February 2016

Event to raise awareness about Egdon’s drilling plans at Laughton, 11a-6pm, Scotter Lane, Laughton DN21 3PT. Details

Sunday 28th February 2016

Public meeting organised by Frack Free Surrey and Surrey Against Fracking, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Hookwood Memorial Hall, Horley RH6 0AZ. Details

Monday 29th February 2016

George Brown to shave off his beard for the first time in 40 years to raise money for the Barton Moss court fund. The event will go ahead if £500 is committed. 12 noon. Details

Coming up later

Thursday 3rd March 2016

Deadline for comments on the Environment Agency consultation on sector guidance for onshore oil and gas. Link to consultation

Friday 4th March 2016

Frack Free Dearne Valley film screening of “Voices from the Gaslands, 7pm, Montgomery Hall, Church Street, Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire S63 7RD. Free entry.

Saturday 5th March 2016

The road to frack and ruin. Music, poetry and comedy event organised by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party, including US protest singer David Rovics and Thirk’s stand-up poet and comedian Kate Fox. £10 tickets. Doors open 6.45, show from 7.30pm-10.30pm, Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham, York YO62 4LF. Details

Monday 7th March 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking film screening of “Groundswell Rising, followed by a Q&A with Mark Lichty, the maker of the documentary, 6pm, The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1WB. Free entry.

Frack Free Dearne Valley presentation on fracking to Billingley Parish Council, 7pm, Billingley Village Hall, Back Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 0JF.

Tuesday 8th March 2016

Closing date for comments to the Environment Agency on IGas application for a mining waste permit for the proposed shale gas site at Springs Road, Misson, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire. Link to consultation documents

Public inquiry reviewing Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking applications has public session for comments on the Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood appeals, 5.30pm-9.30pm, Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool FY1 6JJ

Wednesday 9th March 2016

Trowbridge area frack free meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, see Details for venue and contacts

Thursday 10th March 2016

Special session in the Cuadrilla fracking appeal for public statements on Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Blackpool Football Club Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ. Details

Friday 11th March 2016

Second reading of Fracking (Measurement and Regulation of Impacts) (Air, Water and Greenhouse Gas Emissions) Bill Details

Saturday 12th March 2016

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at ‘The Great Girlie Gala’, from 10am, Clifton Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Monday 14th March 2016

Frack Free South Yorkshire presentation on fracking to Ardsley Residents Association, 7pm Oaks Club, Doncaster Road, Ardsley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Policy conference on energy security organised by the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum. Speakers include representatives from DECC, Ofgem, National Grid, KPMG, UK Energy Research Centre, Greenpeace and UK Onshore Oil and Gas. Venue and time tbc

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Amber Valley Against Fracking meeting, including speakers from Frack Free South Yorkshire, 8pm: Alfreton Community Hall, 3-5 Mansfield Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7JJ.

Saturday 19th March 2016

South West and Wales anti-fracking gathering in Weston Super Mare, Vintage Community Church, Hughenden Road, Weston Super Mare, Somerset BS23 2UR Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire attending Friends Of the Earth Yorkshire Gathering, 10.30am, Leeds Central Quaker meeting house, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9DX.

Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Jason Gammel, senior equity research analyst at Jeffries, speaks to the All Party Pariamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, 3pm-4pm, House of Commons. Invitation only.

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Facts before Fracking: health. Meeting with speakers Dr Michael Warhurst (Director of Chem Trust), Dr Jill Sutcliffe (MEDACT), Graham Warren (Chair, CPRE Environment Committee), 7pm-9pm, Capitol Theatre Studio, Horsham RH12 1RG. Free event registration helpful. Details

Thursday 24th March 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking film screening of “Voices from the Gaslands, Sheffield Festival of Debate, at Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8BU.

Tuesday 29th March 2015

Trial due to begin of three residents of Upton Community Protection Camp, near Chester, who are alleged to have assault a bailiff. Time to be confirmed. Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2XA

Thursday 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

Tuesday 12th April 2016

Scheduled date for a judicial review of Lancashire County Council’s decision to approve the application by Cuadrilla for a monitoring array in and around Roseacre Wood. Time of hearing to be confirmed. Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand, London WC2A 2LL.

Saturday 16th April 2016

Facts before Fracking: health. Open information day with speakers Dr Tim Thornton (retired GP), Dr Jill Sutcliffe (MEDACT), Charles Metcalfe (Balcombe resident), 10.30am-1.30pm, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath Perrymount Road, RH16 3DN. Free event registration helpful. Details

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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

Saturday 7th May – Sunday 15th May 2016

Global BreakFree2016 protest against fossil fuels. Details

Wednesday 18th –Thursday 19th May 2016

Shale World UK. Described as the largest gathering of stakeholders in the UK shale gas industry. ILEC conference centre, London. Details

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th June 2016

Presenting the geoscience behind the UK’s shale potential. Event organised by the Geological Society, venue Liverpool Details

Thursday 30th June 2016

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

Thursday 28th July 2016

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

Thursday 29th September 2016

Publication of the government’s greenhouse gas emissions statistics – Q2 2015

 

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