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What’s happening this week? 11-17 July 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 July and later in the year here

Monday 11 July 2016

Court date for trial of people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploration site at Horley, Surrey. 10am, South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6DH. Details

Closing date for comments on revised preferred approach to East Riding of Yorkshire Minerals Plan. Details

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Court date for trial of people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploration site at Horley, Surrey. 10am, South East Surrey Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6DH. Details

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields.  Doors open 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm, The Dearne Playhouse, Washington Road, Goldthorpe, Rotherham S63 9EF. Tea and coffee will be available. Organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Geo-disposal seminar, organised by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd, Institute of Physics nuclear industry group, 9.30am, Birchwood Park, Warrington WA3 6YN. Details

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee. Report by officers has recommended approval of IGas application (SCC ref 2015/0230) to use the Albury wellsite for the production of compressed natural gas for 15 years. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN Details

The Environment Agency information session about Egdon’s plans for oil and gas production from the Wressle-1 well site , 12 noon-6pm, Broughton Village Hall, 59 High Street, Broughton DN20 0JX.Details

Bury Council debate on fracking, 7pm, Bury Town Hall,  Knowsley St, Bury BL9 0SW.Details and Facebook event

Thursday 14 July 2016

Information event held by UK Oil and Gas Investments PLC about plans for the Markwells Wood oil exploration site. UKOG representatives and consultants are expected to be at the event. 12 noon-7.30pm,  Forestside and Stansted Village Hall, Broadwalk, Forestside, near Rowlands Castle, West Sussex.

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

45-minute pre show talk about Fracked! Or: Please don’t use the F-word.! with Kate Mosse, the play’s writer Alistair Beaton and director Richard Wilson. Free but booking is essential, 6pm, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP.Details Performance of the play currently sold out but check website for returns

Sefton Council debates a motion by Labour leader Ian Maher:  “This Council agrees to confirm its opposition to unconventional gas extraction”. It also calls on the Liverpool City Region combined authority and local authorities to pass a similar motion. 6.30pm, The Town Hall, Lord Street,, Southport, PR8 1DA  Details

Film screening of Living with Fracking, by Jo and Steve White, with guest speaker, Dr Tim Thornton and Q+A. Film starts at 7.30pm. Event ends at about 9.30pm. Friends Meeting House, 12 Queen Parade, Harrogate HG1 5PP. Details

Friday 15 July 2016

Court date for trial of people arrested at protests outside Horse Hill exploration site at Horley, Surrey. 10am, Guildford Magistrates Court, Mary Rd, Guildford GU1 4PS. Details

Wakefield Trades Council and the Red Shed present a Frack-Free Benefit with Robert Llewellen, 8pm, The Red Shed, 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1 1QX. Tickets £6 or £3 low/no wage. Details

Saturday 16 July 2016

Walk for Ryedale – a frack free demonstration for a frack free future. Provisional plans to walk from Middlesbrough to the KM8 well site at Kirby Misperton to raise awareness and understanding of fracking. Approximate timings: departing 6am from the Blue Bell Hotel, Acklam, Middlesbrough TS5 7HL Details

Frack Free Driffield and Wolds Campaign Group drop-in information and awareness event, 11am-1pm, Women’s Institute Hall, Main Street, Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire YO25 9QR. Details

Public meeting: Are fracking regulators up to the task. Launch of a critique by Frack Free Notts of the fracking industry’s methods and how it is regulated. 2pm, Nottingham Friends Meeting House, Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD. Details

Frack Free Kirby Misperton Solidarity Tea Party. An event to welcome walkers from Frack Free Middlesbrough. 4pm-6pm home-made Yorkshire tea (£5 per head) at The Clock House and the green opposite, Little Barugh. 8pm welcome walkers from FFM followed by walk to the KM8 wellsite for a flower ceremony. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking stall, Sharrow Festival, Mount Pleasant Park, Sheffield S7. Details

Sunday 17 July 2016

Legal observer training, organised by No Drill No Spill, 12 noon–5pm, Sproatley Pavillion and Playing Fields, Main Street, Sproatley, HU11 4PJ. Details

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 July and later in the year here


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