What’s happening this week? 16-22 May 2016

whats happening this week

DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them.

Please let us know if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.

Monday 16 May 2016

Public meeting of local plan working group of Cheshire West and Chester Council. The meeting is to determine Part 2 of the Local Plan, including planning applications for unconventional gas and oil extraction. 6pm, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH. Details

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

Frack Free Leeds meeting, 6pm, The George, 67-60 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. Details 

Frack Free Chorley & South Ribble monthly meeting, 7pm, Eaves Green Community Centre, Cottage Fields, Chorley, PR7 3QE. Details

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, “the unknowns of fracking” with Richard Davies, of ReFine, and Emma Pinchbeck, of WWF. Invitation only.

Private formal site visit to Third Energy’s proposed fracking site by members of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire rural parishes public meeting, 7pm, The Pickburn Arms, Pickburn, Doncaster, DN5 7UZ. Details 

Bassetlaw Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm. Details and contact for venue

Wednesday 18 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

Fracking information evening, 7.30pm, Filey Evron Centre, John Street, Filey, YO14 9DW.

Thursday 19 May 2016

Closing date for consultation on IGas planning application to drill up to two exploratory shale gas boreholes at Springs Road, Misson, north Nottinghamshire. Application details

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

Screening of The River, a film narrated by Michael Sheen, telling the story of the River Afan in south west Wales near Pontryhdyfen and the possible of the unconventional gas and oil industries moving into the area. 7pm, St Pancras Community Centre, 67 Plender Street, London NW1 0LB. Details and booking

No Drill, No Spill event, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Driffield, YO25 7AN

Frack Free Somerset solidarity visit to Rally for Ryedale. Leaving 3pm from Town Hall, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, and Bristol at 4.15pm, returning 9.30pm on Friday 20 May. Details

Friday 20 May 2016

North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions committee meets to discuss Third Energy’s application NY/2015/0233/ENV to frack its KM8 well at Kirby Misperton. Application details. Committee meets at 10am at County Hall, North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton, DL7 8AD. Details and links to planning reports and link to live stream of meeting Now expected to continue on Monday 23 May 2016

Rally for Ryedale – keep the UK frack free. Demonstration 9am-5pm, outside North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD/ Details

Uniting the Roses Against Fracking Bus from Fylde/Preston to Northallerton. Frack Free Lancashire’s bus is travelling to North Yorkshire County Council offices. Pick up points and return details here

Frack Free Dee and Frack Free Northwich information evening, 7.30pm, Social Club, Middlewich Road, Rudheath CW9 7DN Details

Saturday 21 May 2016

Effective campaigning, working together training by Frack Free East Yorkshire. Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY. Details (see training section)

No Fracking in Barnsley, leafleting, 1pm, May Day Green, Barnsley town centre.

Frack Off Glasgow Folk Against Fracking fundraiser, 7.30pm-3.30am, Carlton Studios, 54 Carlton Place, Glasgow, G5 9TW. Details


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  1. Not sure how to advise you of meetings etc. Thus evening Cheshire West and Chester Council are holding a public meeting of its Local Plan Working Group. This is to determine its Part 2 Local Plan including planning applications for unconventional gas and oil extraction. A request will be made for the introduction of a Supplementary Planning Document and the public consultation that sits with this. The meeting to be held at Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH starting at 6pm. Thus is time critical as planning applications are expected by the end of the summer.

    • Hi Michael
      Many thanks for getting in touch about the meeting this evening. I’ve added it to the diary and today’s weekly events update. Another way to let me know about events is by using the contact tab on the top menu bar.
      Thanks again and best wishes, Ruth

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