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What’s happening this week? 5-11 September 2016

whats happening this week

Parliamentary questions, deadlines, meetings, festivals and information stalls in DrillOrDrop’s round up of events this week about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaign 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 September and later in the year here

Monday 5 September 2016

Frack Free Helmsley and local residents unveil the winner of their Frack Free Fundraising Quiz which has raised £350 for campaign funds. 11.30am, the Black Swan, Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BJ

UK parliament returns after summer break. What’s on

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, the former MP for Thirsk and Malton, to ask a question on meeting the tests set out by the Committee on Climate Change on fracking, 2.30, House of Lords chamber. Details

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534987289860181/

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

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields, hosted by the filmmaker, Ian R Crane, 7pm, The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge S36 1AJ. Details

Friday 9 September 2016

Preliminary court hearing for some of the people arrested during the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp. 10am-1pm, Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2XA. Full case hearing expected in November 2016.

Free transition films series: A River, charting the history of the River Afan from early industrial history to the present and current plans to frack nearby. 7.30pm, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe SA8 4ED. 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 Greater Manchester and Frack Free Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield host a stall at Wigan Diggers’ Festival, The Wiend, WN1 1NH, from 11 am until late. See https://wigandiggersfestival.org/ for further 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

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 September and later in the year here

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