Diary

Drilling diary – March 2016

DiaryMarch 201650+ meetings, film screenings, deadlines and other key dates in March 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 1st March 2015

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee questions the Mineral Products Association, EnergyUK, Energy Saving Trust, Renewable Energy Association, and Centre for Industrial Energy, Material and Products on whether the Government should set the fifth carbon budget in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s advice or relax its carbon targets to allow fossil energy a little longer. 9.30am, Committee Room 15.

Public meeting about fracking, organised by Rossendale Against Fracking, 7pm-9pm, Methodist Memorial Hall, Manchester, Haslingden BB4 5SL. Details

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7pm-9pm, committee room 6, House of Parliament, London SW1. Details

Frack Free Yorkshire, Barnsley social meet up, 7pm-9pm, The White Bear, 11 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AH Details

Sheffield against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Red Lion, 109 Charles St, Sheffield S1 2ND Details

Wednesday 2nd March 2015

Frack Free Wakefield District public meeting, 7pm-8pm, Lighwaves Leisure Centre, Wakefield WF1 3LJ. Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire meeting, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Cass Hall, Driffield Details

Horwich anti fracking public meeting with speakers on local geology and renewable alternatives, 7.30pm, Horwich RMI, Ramsbottom Road, Horwich BL6 5HN. Details

Free talk on global energy trends, 6.30pm for 7pm, Salt Café, 120 St George’s Road, Bristol BS1 4UJ. Details

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7pm-9pm, room G.04 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh Details

Thursday 3rd March 2016

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

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7pm-9.30pm, Dalkeith Miners Welfare Club, Woodburn Road Dalkeith EH22 2AT. Details

Frack Free LS26 meeting, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Midland Hotel, 97 Aberford Rd, Woodlesford, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 8LQ. Details

Friends of the Earth, Engaging communities on climate change, 10am-4pm, St. Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central St, London, EC1V 8AJ, contact jelliott@talkaction.org 0207 324 4774 Details

Frack Free Isle of Wight Public Meeting, 6.30pm-8.30pm,Yarmouth Community Hall, St James’ St, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0NU

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.

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7pm-9.30pm, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Road, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ. Details

Saturday 5th March 2016

Friends of the Earth North East Regional Gathering, 10am-5pm, Broadacre House – Market Street Newcastle up Tyne, NE1 6HQ Details and to book

Friends of the Earth North West Regional Gathering, 10.30am-4.30pm, Manchester Central Methodist Church, Central Buildings, Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JQ Details and to book

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

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 2pm-4pm, The Station Hotel, Shotts, Lanarkshire ML7 4BJ.  Details

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 6pm-8pm, Garnethill Hall, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP. Details

Frack Free Notts benefit gig, 6.30pm-11pm, Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX. Details

Sunday 6th March 2016

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 6pm-9.30pm, Trinity Church, Manse Place Falkirk FK1 1JN. Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire media and news making workshop, Driffield. Details

Frack Free Isle of Wight Public Meeting, 2pm-4pm, Arreton Community Centre, Main Road Arreton Isle of Wight PO30 3AD

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-8pm, 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

Women Against Fracking open meeting marking International Women’s Day, 6pm-8.30pm, The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE Details

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7pm-9.30pm, Ribby Hall, Wrea Green, Lancashire PR4 2PR Details

Mid-Holderness ARI meeting, 7pm-8pm, New Ellerby Church Hall, Holderness Details

Private screening of A River, for Welsh Assembly Members, 12.15pm, Meda Briefing Room, The Senedd.

Wednesday 9th March 2016

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

Screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7pm, Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome BA11 1DN Details

Free Facts before fracks event including talk by retired GP, Dr Tim Thornton, and film by Joanne and Steve White on their visit to Pennsylvania. 7pm-10pm, Sheriff Hutton Village Hall, Sheriff Hutton,  York, North Yorkshire YO60 6RA

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

Frack Free Scarborough event, Facts before Frack, Scarborough library and information centre, Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2NN Details

Friday 11th March 2016

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

Currently scheduled closing date of public inquiry at Blackpool Football Club into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Link to inquiry programme

Saturday 12th March 2016

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at ‘The Great Girlie Gala’, 10am-4pm, Clifton Park, Clifton Road Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 2AA. Details

Liberal Democrat Spring Conference is expected to discuss a motion proposing a ban on fracking in England. Friends of the Earth and Yorkshire anti-fracking groups will be leafleting delegates, 8.30am-10.30am, York Barbican, Paragon St, York YO10 4AH Details

Monday 14th March 2016

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

Film screening of Frackman, at the Human Rights Watch film festival, 6.30pm, Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY Details

East Yorkshire film premier Living with fracking, made by Joanne and Steve White who retraced the journey to Pennsylvania made by Kevin Hollinrake MP, 7pm, Old town Hall, Driffield YO25 6AN Details

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

Final day of public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in the Fylde, 10am, Blackpool Football Club, Seasiders Way, Blackpool

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

Fracking information evening, Frack Free East Yorkshire, Emmanuel Church, 70 Cardigan Rd, Bridlington YO15 3JT Details

Pocklington & Market Weighton area anti fracking group meeting, Pocklington Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate YO42 2AY Details

Thursday 17th March 2016

Frack Free LS26 meeting, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Midland Hotel, 97 Aberford Rd, Woodlesford, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 8LQ. Details

Film screening of Frackman, at the Human Rights Watch film festival, 7pm, Ritzy Brixton, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane Brixton, London, SW2 1 JG Details

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.

Friends of the Earth Greater South East Regional Gathering, 11am-4pm, London. Details and booking

Bromley Against Fracking joint stall with Bromley Friends of the Earth, from 2.30pm at the Mall, Bromley, Kent.

Sunday 20th March 2016

Frack Free Ryedale information day, 10am-4pm, Methodist School room, Leavening, near Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9SB

Monday 21st March 2016

Frack Free Lyme Regis planning meeting, The Flat, 53 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF. Details

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

Llanharan Against Fracking public meeting following the appeal by coastal Oil & Gas Ltd against refusal to drill an exploratory borehole at Llanharan, 7.30pm, Llanharan Con Club, Chapel Rd, Rhiwceiliog Pencoed, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan CF72 9QA Details

Meet the regulators event. The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, Public Health England, Natural England, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, 2pm-7pm, Driffield Methodist Church, Middle Street, Driffield YO25 7SU Details

Thursday 24th March 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking film screening of Voices from the Gaslands, Sheffield Festival of Debate, at 7pm, Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8BU. Details

Saturday 26th March 2016

Fracking fundraiser, Frack Off Our Forest, all day at Magnums, Market Place, Coleford GL16 8AE. Check here for details

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

Coming up later

Friday 1st April 2016

5th anniversary of earthquake attributed to Cuadrilla’s fracking at Preese Hall in Lancashire in 2011.

Wake up councils photo stunt with bells and alarm clocks by Frack Free Nottinghamshire, Market Square, Nottingham, wi11.45am-12 noon. Details

Anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, will be outside Downing Street at 12 noon. Details

Saturday 2nd April 2016

Wake up councils photo stunt with bells and alarm clocks by Frack Free Nottinghamshire, Carolgate, Carolgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6BU, outside Costa Coffee 11.45am-12 noon.

No fracking in Barnsley leafleting and petition signing, 1pm-3pm, May Day Green, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 1SH Details

Direct Acton Training, hosted by Reclaim the Power and training by Rising Tide and Green and Black Cross Legal, 10:30am-5pm, St Margaret’s Church, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE. Details and to register

Sunday 3rd April 2016

Frack Free East Yorkshire Effective campaigning and working together workshop, continues on Monday 4th April 2016. Details

Direct Action Training, 10.30am-5pm, Cathays Community Centre 36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX Details

Tuesday 5th April

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire AGM and planning meeting, 7pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR Details

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Frack Free Ryedale information and cake stall, Towlers Arch, Kirkbymoorside

Frack Free East Yorkshire planning meeting, Cass Hall, King Street, Driffield, YO25 6QW Details

Thursday 7th April 2016

Film screening of Voices from the Gasfields, hosted by the filmmaker, Ian Crane, 7pm, The Core, County Way, Barnsley S70 2JW. Free admission and parking. Organised by No Fracking in Barnsley.

Friday 8th April 2016

Frack Free Ryedale information stall, in front of the Royal Oak, Market Place, Helmsley, York, YO62 5BL

Saturday 9th April 2016

Visit by the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, to discuss fracking, crime, law and order and local policing, 10am-12.30pm, Kirby Misperton Village Hall 4 Woodlands, Kirby Misperton, Malton, YO17 6XW

Direct Acton Training, 12 noon-5pm, hosted by Reclaim the Power, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The Kings Building, West Mains Road,Edinburgh,EH9 3JN. Details

Sunday 10th April 2016

Direct Acton Training, hosted by Reclaim the Power and training by Rising Tide and Green and Black Cross Legal, 10:30am-5pm, Demand Energy Equality Space, The Old Library, Trinity Road, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0NW. Details and to register

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.

Friday 13th April 2016

Trowbridge area frack free monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Social Club,24 Stallard Street, Newtown, Trowbridge BA14 9AG. Details

Thursday 14th April 2016

Living with Fracking, Fracking is Coming event by Frack Free Ryedale, 45 minute film and discussion, The Golden Lion, Barugh Lane Great Barugh, North Yorkshire YO17 6UZ

Are we going to be fracked? Frack Free Doncaster hosted  presentation and discussion, 7pm, Holmescarr Community Centre, Grange Lane, New Rossington, Doncaster DN11 0LP. Details

Screening of A River, 7pm-10pm, Lush, 175 Oxford Street, London W1D 2JS. Free but booking needed. Details and booking

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

Monday 18th April 2016

Know your rights by Frack Free Chorley, 7pm-10pm, Eaves Green Community Centre, Cottage Fields, Chorley PR7 3QE. Details

Frack Free Lyme Regis, planning meeting, 7.30pm, The Flat, 53 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QF. Details

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Facts Before Fracks evening, including film and disucssion, 7pm, The Feathers Hotel, Helmsley YO62 5BH

Friday 22nd April 2016

Are we going to be fracked? Frack Free South Yorkshire hosted  presentation and discussion, 7pm, Church Hall, Darfield All Saints Church, Church Street, Darfield, South Yorkshire S73 9LG.

Frack Free Ryedale benefit event: Becky Mills & Ken Nicol in concert with support singer Karen Garrett, Memorial Hall,  Potter Hill, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8AA. Tickets £10 from Television House, Market Street Pickering or Susie 01751 477193 or Sue 01751 476683

Frack Free York AGM and screening of Living with Fracking, 6.30pm-9pm, Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET Details

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Ampleforth fracking information day: information roadshow, including film and discussion. Time to be confirmed, Village Hall, off West End, YO62 4DA

Sunday 24th April 2016

Direct Acton Training, hosted by Reclaim the Power and training by Rising Tide and Green and Black Cross Legal, 11am-5pm, Michael Sadler Building – University of Leeds Beech Grove Terrace, Leeds LS2 9DA. Details and to register

Saturday 30th April 2016

Screening of Living with Fracking film and discussion. Time to be confirmed, Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QR

Late April

North Yorkshire County council’s planning committe to decide on Third Energy planninig application to frack at Kirby Misperton. Date to be announced.

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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

Deadline for submissions to House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee energy revolution inquiry. Details

Saturday 7th May – Sunday 15th May 2016

Global BreakFree2016 protest against fossil fuels. Details

Sunday 8th May 2016

Going backwards on climate change protest, 12 noon, Whitehall, London SW1A Details

Sunday 15th May 2016

East Yorkshire fracking teach-in. Contact for details

Monday 16th May 2016

Frack Free Lyme Regis, planning meeting, 7.30pm, The Flat, 53 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QF. Details

Wednesday 18th May 2016

Shale World UK conference, described as the largest gathering of stakeholders in the UK shale gas industry, 9am-7pm, ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD. Details

Thursday 19th May 2016

Shale World UK conference, described as the largest gathering of stakeholders in the UK shale gas industry, 9am-4.30pm, ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD. Details

Thursday 26th May

Frack Free Pocklington screening of Living with Fracking film followed by discussion. 7pm, Pocklington Arts Centre, Market Place, Pocklington, North Yorkshire, YO42 2AR

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June

Sustaining out activism: building resilient communities. Two-day workshop by Seeds for Change, St Hilary, Vale of Glamorgan, details from frackfreewales@hotmail.com

Thursday 16th June 2016

Study Trip to the British Geological Survey (BGS) and a fracking exploration area led by Frack Free Notts, 10am-6pm, meet at Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB. 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 14th July 2016

Realising Wales’ energy potential – innovation, regulation and building investor confidence, key note seminar from Policy Forum for Wales, with speakers including Charles Hargreates of Ofgem, Roland Schulze of the European Investment Bank, Ceri Davies of Natural Resources Wales and Martin Murphy of Tidal Energy, morning event in central Cardiff. Details

Friday 8th July 2016

Finding True North: Realising the Northern Powerhouse conference, housed by ResPublica, with speakers including MPs Greg Clark, Dan Jarvis, George Freeman and Lisa Nandy and the Academy Award winning director, Danny Boyle, 9.30am-6.30pm, The Lowry Theatre, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ. Details

Thursday 28th July 2016

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

Friday 29th July 2016

New determination date by Nottinghamshire County Council for IGas planning application to explore for shale gas at Spring’s Road, Misson, Bassetlaw.

Thursday 29th September 2016

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

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Scheduled start date of a trial of nine people arrested during the eviction of Upton Protection Camp, Duttons Lane, Chester. The case, at Chester Magistrates Court, is expected to last u to seven days.

 

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