What’s happening this week? 23-29 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 (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.

Monday 23 May 2016

Continuation of meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions committee to discuss Third Energy’s application NY/2015/0233/ENV to frack its KM8 well at Kirby Misperton. Application details. Committee meets at 9.30am at County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD. Decision expected today. Details and links to planning reports and link to live stream of meeting DrillOrDrop will be posting live updates throughout the day and will bring you the news of the decision when it happens.

Screening of Living with Fracking, a film by Jo and Steve White of their visit to Pennsylvania and talk including local GP, Tim Thornton, 7pm, Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses, Nr Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5QY

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Free training for groups by Seeds of Change, hosted by Whitworth Against Fracking, 7pm-9pm, Rochdale Labour Club, 89 Oldham Road, Rochdale OL16 5QR. Details

Screening of Living with Fracking, film by Jo and Steve White, 7.30pm-10pm, Red Shed, 178 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX. Details

Wednesday 25th May 2016

IGas AGM and publication of annual report and accounts. Initial details

Trowbridge Area Frack Free planning meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, social club, Newtown, Trowbridge. Details

Are we going to be fracked?  Presentation and discussion by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7pm, Stocksbridge Community Forum, The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1AJ.

Presentation by Dr Daniel Tormey, Catalyst Environmental Solutions, on environmental impacts of fracking for shale gas and oil, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Aberdeen Douglas Hotel. Part of a monthly programme of technical presentations organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen and sponsored by Expro and Statoil. Details

Drilling the Island – how could it affect you? Frack Free Isle of Wight public meeting, 7pm-9pm, Newchurch School, School Close, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 0NL. Details

Frack Free Ashfield public meeting, 7.30pm, Mansfield Weatherspoons. Details

Thursday 26 May 2016

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

In versus out: an energy perspective. Panel discussion by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources on the implications of the EU referendum on UK energy and policy, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. Details

Friday 27 May

Keep East Lancashire Frack Free meeting, 7pm, St , Leonard’s Church, Padiham. Details

Saturday 28 May 2016

Sheffield says no to fracking in North Yorkshire, rally, 12 noon, outside Barclays Bank, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HP. Details

Sherwood Forest public meeting, 2pm-4pm, Studio 3, The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG18 1NG. Details

Sunday 29 May 2016

Frack Free wild medicine walk to raise money for court costs and fines. Meet 12 noon at the layby on Barton Moss Lane, Barton Moss, Manchester M30 7. Details

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