Diary

Drilling diary – August 2016

August

Film screenings, meetings, consultation deadlines, training courses, information events, fundraiser and talks in August 2016. Plus advanced notice of dates later in the year. Updated throughout the month. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events.

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Frack Free East Yorkshire host screening of Living with Fracking film and discussion, 7.30pm, Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, YO15 3JH. Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire planning meeting, 7.30pm, Blue Bell pub, 5 River Head, Driffield, YO25 6NX. Details

Friday 5 August 2016

11.45pm deadline for comments in consultation on government’s National Infrastructure Assessment of infrastructure needs, including energy, for the next 30 years. Details

General meeting of Frack Free Harrogate District, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 12 Queen Parade, Harrogate HG1 5PP. Details

Saturday 6 August 2016

Direct action training, 10.30am-6pm, including a picnic lunch, Dorking, Surrey. More details and contact information

Sheffield Against Fracking information stall at Rite Trax, Bole Hill, Crookes, Sheffield.

Sunday 7 August 2016

Legal observer training by Green & Black Cross Association, 2pm-4pm, Rowlands’ Red Poll Cattle, The Grange Farm, Warrington Road, Mickle Trafford CH2 4DB. Details

Frack Free Notts stall at Pagan Pride 2016, The Arboretum, Waverley Street, Nottingham NG174HF Details

Monday 8 August 2016

Frack Free Driffield and Wolds planning meeting, Blue Bell pub, 5 River Head, Driffield, YO25 6NX. Details

Nottingham Frack Free meeting, 7pm, Lincolnshire Poacher 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil. Details for venue and meeting

Wednesday 10 August 2016

9am deadline for applications to Campaign Bootcamp, described as “Hogwarts for campaigners”. Details and application

Thursday 11 August 2016

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free information stall at the Gaunts House Summer Gathering in Wimborne, Dorset. Details

Friday 12 August 2016

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free information stall at the Gaunts House Summer Gathering in Wimborne, Dorset. Details

Saturday 13 August 2016

Frack Free Mansfield leafleting and stall, 11am-2pm, Stockwell Gate (near 4 Seasons Centre entrance), Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Details 

A voice for Leith Hill. Family picnic Day, 12pm-4pm, Leith Hill Place, Mole Valley, Surrey. Details

Frack Off This is not a drill! Anti-fracking fundraiser, talks, debates, raffle, film screening, music, speeches, performances, 11am-11pm, Hive Dalston, 260-268 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DG. Details

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free information stall at the Gaunts House Summer Gathering in Wimborne, Dorset. Details

Sunday 14 August 2016

Sheffield Against Fracking information stall, 11.30am-5pm, Lowedges Festival, Greenhill Park, Gresley Road, Sheffield S8 7HL

Sheffield Against Fracking information stall at South Yorkshire Festival, 12 noon-5pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S35 7DB

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free information stall at the Gaunts House Summer Gathering in Wimborne, Dorset. Details

Tuesday 16 August

Frack Free Driffield and Wolds Campaign Group’s drop in information and awareness event, 5pm-7pm, Village Hall, Station Road, Middleton-on-the-Wolds, East Yorkshire YO25 9UQ. Details

Are we going to be fracked? Frack Free Doncaster event with presentation and discussion, 7pm-8.15pm, Upstairs at the Real Junk Food Project Cafe, 13 Scott Lane, Doncaster DN1 1EU. Details

Stop fracking here now. Keep East Lancashire Frack Free networking and information meeting, open from 6.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Paradise Lane, Blackburn BB2 1LY. Details

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Earth First Summer Gathering 2016, rural Northamptonshire. Details

Frack Free Mansfield meeting, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary St, Mansfield NG19 6AB

Greenpeace campaigner, Rick Guest, wearing a wizard’s cloak and hat, begins walk from Hereford to Symonds Yat. Details

Thursday 18 August 2016

Earth First Summer Gathering 2016, rural Northamptonshire. Details

Friday 19 August 2016

Deadline for comments on Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council local plan which says proposals for shale gas exploration and production by fracking “will generally be supported”.  Link to consultation and DrillOrDrop post

Earth First Summer Gathering 2016, rural Northamptonshire. Details

Photoshoot for a Frack Free Ashfield, 10am, car park of The Maypole, 29, Dawgates Lane, Skegby, NG17 3DA

Saturday 20 August 2016

Gathering of the Shires – High Noon at Yat Rock. Meeting hosted by Don’t Frack the Shires to oppose gas developments in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. 12 noon-1pm, Symonds Yat Rock View Point, Coleford. Nearest postcode GL16 7LZ or grid reference SO564160. Details

Earth First Summer Gathering 2016, rural Northamptonshire. Details

Frack Free Doncaster information stall at Aukley Show, Aukley, Doncaster

Bore Free Eastry get-together, 5pm, Eastry Scout Hall, Wilmott Place, Eastry, nr Sandwich, Kent, CT13 0QB

Sunday 21 August 2016

March Around the Mill – anti-fracking march and rally organised by No Fracking in Barnsley and Barnsley Green Party. Meet 1pm for 1.30pm start at Worsbrough Mill Museum & Country Park, Park Road (A61), Barnsley S70 5LJ  Walk is around Worsbrough Mill reservoir (approx 2 miles, suitable for wheelchair access) and return to the mill for a rally with speakers. CANCELLED

Earth First Summer Gathering 2016, rural Northamptonshire. Details

Monday 22 August 2016

Earth First Summer Gathering 2016, rural Northamptonshire. Details

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil. Details for venue and meeting

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free meeting and screening of the film Fracking Hell, 7.30pm-9pm, Newtown Social Club, Trowbridge.

Friday 26 August 2016

Deadline for signing a petition to Surrey County Council opposing unconventional techniques including high volume hydraulic fracturing. Details

Closing date for reduced price booking for 3-day master class in shale development (held in London 12-14 September 2016). Details

Saturday 27 August 2016

Anti-fracking campaigners, the Lancashire Nanas and Ian R Crane, are speakers at Sublimate: The Activist Festival, gates open 10am, Hebden Bridge location. Details  POSTPONED UNTIL 2017

Sunday 28 August 2016

Anti-fracking campaigners, the Lancashire Nanas and Ian R Crane, are speakers at Sublimate: The Activist Festival, all day, Hebden Bridge location. Details   POSTPONED UNTIL 2017

Frack Free Ellesmere Port Picnic in the Park, 11am-6pm, Whitby Park, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port CH65 9AQ. Details

The Divestment Movement with Bill McKibben. Talk by the founder of 350.org about fossil fuel divestment and climate justice. 2pm-5p0m, Friends Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ. Details

Monday 29 August 2016

Anti-fracking campaigners, the Lancashire Nanas and Ian R Crane, are speakers at Sublimate: The Activist Festival, until 4pm, Hebden Bridge location. Details   POSTPONED UNTIL 2017

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Frack Free Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield planning meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Coven, 43 Hallgate, Wigan WN1 1LR. Details

The social Futures of Resources Extraction and Energy. Speakers include Professor Anthony Ingraffea (Cornell University),  Professor Michael Bradshaw (University of Warwick), Professor Debra Davidson (University of Alberta, Canada) and Dr Anna Szolucha (University of Bergen, Norway). Chaired by Marc Hudson, University of Manchester. 6pm-9pm, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Street, Preston PR1 2PP. Free event followed by discussion and wine reception. Seat reservation recommended. Details and to register

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Closing date for comments on the application by Egdon Resources (MIN/2016/810) to retain the existing Wressle-1 wellsite and access road for long term production of hydrocarbons. Details

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm – 9pm, The Wyvern Club, Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 8DB.

Coming up later

Friday 2 September 2016

North Yorkshire frack free fund-raising concert with David Swann and Stan Graham, supported by instrumental and vocal groups. £7.50 entrance. 7pm for 7.30pm, Village Hall, Main Street Middleton Nr.Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8PB. Details

Saturday 3 September 2016

Frack Free Ryedale and Frack Free Malton and Norton demonstration outside MP Kevin Hollinrake’s surgery in Old Malton, 8.50am,  109 Town Street, Old Malton, YO17 7HD.

Sunday 4 September 2016

Whitworth Against Fracking information stall at Rushcart celebrations, The Riverside Civic Hall, Market Street, Whitworth, OL12 8DP. Details

Stamp out fracking – Walk the Walk 4. Anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, begins walk to Downing Street from Blackpool Football Club, where the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack in Lancashire was held in February and March 2016. Details

Don’t Frack Our Land walk and picnic, 12 noon-2pm, Wallace Monument, Robroyson, Glasgow G33 1. Details

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Deadline for written submissions to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs Committee on rural tourism in England. Details

Frack Free Yeovil Big GIG special, 7pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil. Details and contact for venue location

Whitworth Against Fracking campaign meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Cock and Magpie, Tong End, Whitworth, Lancashire OL12 8BJ. Details

Frack Free Greater Manchester planning meeting, Green Fish Resources Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, The Red Lion pub, 109 Charles Street, Sheffield, S1 2ND. Details

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on shale gas regulation and planning. Questions on community compensation to : Bishop Graham Cray and representatives of Frack Free Ryedale, UK Community Foundations, Northern Gas Networks, United Kingdom Onshore Oil & Gas, IGas plc, INEOS Group Ltd and Third Energy UK Gas Ltd. 3pm-5pm, Committee Room 9,  Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA. Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire planning meeting, 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Quaker Lane, Woodlands, Beverley, HU17 8BY. Details

Trowbridge Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Social Club, Newtown, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Thursday 8 September 2016

Frack Free Harrogate District meeting, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP. Details

Saturday 10 September 2016

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at Rotherham Show, 10am-5.30pm, Clifton Park, Clifton Lane (A6021), Rotherham S65 2AA

Leicestershire Against Onshore Drilling Frack Free Festival, 10am, Barclays Bank, Humberstone Gate, Leicestershire LE87 2BB. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire Awareness-raising at Major Oak Woodland Festival, 11.30am-3pm, Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre, Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN. Details

Sunday 11 September 2016

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at Rotherham Show, 10am-5.30pm, Clifton Park, Clifton Lane (A6021), Rotherham S65 2AA

Awareness-raising stall at Nottingham Green Festival, 12 noon, The Arboretum, Nottingham, NG1 4HF Green Festival details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire Awareness-raising at Major Oak Woodland Festival, 11.30am-3pm, Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre, Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN. Details

Monday 12 September 2016

Day 1 of shale gas master class, London. Details of venue, contents and fee

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Day 2 of shale gas master class, London. Details of venue, contents and fee

All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas meeting, 1pm-2pm, Committee Room 5, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA. Speakers: Dan Steward, of INEOS Shale, and Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor  to DECC. By invitation. Contact APPGUOG@hkstrategies.com for details

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Day 3 of shale gas master class, London. Details of venue, contents and fee

Saturday 17 September 2016

Anti-fracking presentation at Lush Cosmetics shop on Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Frack Free East Yorkshire and Frack Free Driffield and Wolds Keep Us Frack Free parade and rally through Driffield, 11am meet, 12 noon set off from Beverley Road, Driffield YO25. Details and more here

Sunday 18 September 2016

Anti-fracking presentation at Lush Cosmetics shop on Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, arrives in London at the end of a walk from Blackpool. Details

Monday 19 September 2016

Anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, visits Downing Street (12 noon) and launches a legal initiative at Garden Court Chambers. Details

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Building surveyor day, including the issue of fracking, continuing professional development day, Holiday Inn, Lakeview, Bridge Road, Cambridge CB24 9PH. Details

Informal information session attended by staff from The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England. 2pm-7.30pm,  Winnington Park Recreation Club, Park Road, Winnington, Northwich, CW8 4EB

Frack Free Cotswold free screening of Groundswell Rising, 7.30pm-9pm, The Organic Farm Shop, Abbey Home Farm, Burford Rd, Cirencester GL7 5HF. Details

Thursday 22 September 2016

Frack Free Bradford on Avon screening of the film Groundswell Rising, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Upper Masonic Hall, Church Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN. Free event. Details

Friday 23 September 2016

5pm deadline for comments on Leicestershire’s minerals plan. . Link to the Local Plan and supporting documents

5pm deadline for consultation on Cheshire West and Chester local plan, part two (land allocation and detailed policies). Details

Bill Rigby of Frack Free Harrogate District talk on fracking to Bilton Men’s Forum. Details

Saturday 24 September 2016

Friends of the Earth Scotland hosts Activists’ Assembly: Working together for a fossil free Scotland, 9.30apm-5pm, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church – 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX. Details and to register

United against fracking: campaigner training and workshops, 10am-5pm, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD. Details

Sunday 25 September 2016

Anti-BP splashmob to tell the British Museum to drop sponsorship by BP, 12 noon, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Details

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Closing date of consultation into environmental permit application by IGas for shale gas exploration at Tinker Lane, Bassetlaw, north Nottinghamshire. Consultation details

Thursday 29 September 2016

Calling for Climate Action – mass lobby of Scottish Parliament, 12 noon, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. Details

Harrogate Debates fracking, 7pm, Wesley Chapel, Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1PP. Details and tickets

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

Friday 30 September 2016

Scottish Energy Association UK Shale Energy Conference, chaired by Ross Martin, CEO of SCDI, with speakers from Centrica, BGS, Columbus Energy, Reach CSG, Arenite Petroleum, UKOOG and OGIC. 9.30am at Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD. Details

Also in September: expected consultation on Gloucestershire’s mineral plan. More details when we have them.

Saturday 1 October 2016

New powers conferred on the Oil and Gas Authority as an independent regulator of the UK oil and gas industry. The government says the independent regulator will be able to “act with greater speed and flexibility to drive investment, support jobs and further the UK’s competitive edge in the oil and gas industry to ensure the UK remains an attractive destination for investment”. Details

Provisional start date of new free online course from Future Learn Shale Gas and Fracking: the politics and science. Click here for details and to register interest

Wednesday 5 October 2016

A special meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning committee scheduled to consider IGas shale gas application for Springs Road, Misson.

Thursday 6 October 2016 

Date by which the Communities and Local Government Secretary will publish the decision on Cuadrilla’s fracking appeals.

Tuesday 11 October 2016

UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester. Details

Wednesday 12 October 2016

UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester. Details

Tuesday 18 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 up to seven days.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Deadline for consultation on government plans for a shale wealth fund. Details and link to consultation webpage

Late October

Decision on whether a judicial review should go ahead into North Yorkshire County Council’s decision on Third Energy’s plans for fracking at Kirby Misperton. If the judicial review is approved the case will be heard immediately. DrillOrDrop report for details 

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Nottingham Trent University Distinguished Lecture Series: Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, 2008-2015 during the period of the Barton Moss anti-fracking protests. 6pm-7.15pm,  Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, NG1 4BU. Details

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Case for three people arrested during the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp near Chester. 9am, Wirral Magistrates Court, Chester Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5HW. Details

Tuesday 29 November 2016

The future for Scotland’s energy sector – generation, flexibility and policy priorities. Conference with speakers including: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change at The Scottish Government; John Fiennes, Director Energy Strategy Networks and Markets at the Department of Energy and Climate Change; Keith Bell, ScottishPower Professor of Smart Grids, University of Strathclyde; John Forster, Chair, STA Scotland and Chair, Forster Group; Professor Stuart Haszeldine, Director, SCCS and Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, Edinburgh University; Clare Lavelle, Scottish Energy Consulting Lead, Arup. Morning event in central Edinburgh. Details 

Sunday 15 January 2017

Deadline to sign petition calling for a UK ban on fracking for 20 years. Details

Thursday 4 May 2017

Local government elections

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation and discussion including speaker from Frack Free South Yorkshire, 10.30am, Penistone and District Probus Club, St John’s Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events.


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3 replies »

  1. If the Lancashire Nanas want to associate themselves with Ian Crane, I would, in all seriousness, suggest they visit his website and seek to understand his range of beliefs.

  2. From the media, looks like the government is launching a consultation on Monday with one option being that residents affected by fracking could be paid some of the proceeds of shale gas projects.

    Personally I’d rather see the income accruing to the community go into projects of general benefit such as school or hospitals but I guess this is one method of increasing support from the silent majority in a debate that tends to dominated by the green lobby.

    My guess is that behind the scenes the government is getting concerned about the political ramifications of a declining energy supply situation, especially the need for a back-up energy source for times in the winter when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow.

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