Diary

What’s happening this week? 13-19 June 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. Event listings for the rest of June and later in the year here

Monday 13 June 2016

Guardians of the Dean free daily rambles against fracking organised by Frack Off Our Forest: Moat Lane, Taynton – The Cross, Gloucester city centre (via Tibberton and Gloucester Docks). Details and here

Start of trial of 12 people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploratory oil site. The trial begins this afternoon, time to be confirmed, at Guildford Magistrates Court, Mary Road, Guildford, GU1 4PS before transferring on Tuesday 14 June 2016 to South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Redhill. Details. DrillOrDrop will be reporting from the trial.

Frack Free Chorley monthly meeting, 7pm-9pm, Eaves Green Community Centre, Cottage Fields, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 3QE. Details

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Demonstration in support of people on trial following protests at Horse Hill exploratory oil site. 9am, South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6DH. Details

Trial continues of 12 people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploratory oil site. 10am, South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6DH. Details. DrillOrDrop will be reporting from the trial.

Ballot of motions for debate in the House of Lords on Thursday 30 June includes one by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: this house takes note of the regulations relevant to hydraulic fracturing for shale gasDetails

Bassetlaw Against Fracking public meeting to establish an Action Group to fight the Tinker Lane application by Dart Energy in the parishh of Torworth on the A634 between Barnby Moor and Blyth, 7:30pm, The Old Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor,  Retford DN22 8QS Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil, Somerset. See details to contact for venue

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Trial continues of 12 people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploratory oil site. 10am, South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6DH. Details. DrillOrDrop will be reporting from the trial.

Meeting of North Ayrshire Council debates a motion by Labour councillors Joe Cullinane and Alex Gallagher: “Council opposes all fracking and any UGE (Unconventional Gas Extraction) in North Ayrshire”. Meeting starts at 2pm, Council Chambers, Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE   Agenda

Whitworth Against Fracking public meeting, 7pm, Hallfold United Reformed Church, Hall Street, Whitworth, OL12 8TL. Details

Trowbridge Area Frack Free, 7.30pm-9pm, Social Club, Newtown, Trowbridge BA14 9AG. Details

Thursday 16 June 2016

Trial continues of 12 people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploratory oil site. 10am, South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6DH. Details. DrillOrDrop will be reporting from the trial.

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. DrillOrDrop will be reporting from the trial.

Friday 17 June 2016

Trial continues of 12 people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploratory oil site. 10am, South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6DH. Details. DrillOrDrop will be reporting from the trial. The outcome is expected today.

Frack Free Wrexham Fundraiser. Evening of live bands to raise funds for campaign to prevent unconventional gas extraction in the Wrexham area and beyond. 7.30pm, Saith Seren, 18 Chester Street, Wrexham LL13 8BG. Details

5pm deadline for comments in consultation on new West Sussex Joint Minerals Plan.DrillorDrop reportLink to plan and link to consultation page

Saturday 18 June 2016

Deadline for petition calling on the government to reverse its decision to allow fracking under national parks. The petition (at the time of writing) stands at 38,555 signatures. To be considered for debate it needs to reach 100,000. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire information stall, 4.30pm-7pm at Orgreave anniversary rally. Rally starts at 5pm. Meet at at The Old Bridge, Orgreave Lane, Sheffield S13 9NE for march to the new pub near Waverley estate for rally until 7pm.


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