Diary

Drilling diary – October 2016

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50+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas in October 2016, including film screenings, meetings, conferences, training, information events, fundraisers, debates and talks. 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 or if any details are wrong.

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

Sunday 2 October 2016

Demonstration outside the Conservative Party Conference against fracking and in favour of clean energy, 11.30am-4pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD. Details

Monday 3 October 2016

Special meeting of Stoughton Parish Council about proposals by UK Oil & Gas Investments for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood. 7.30pm, Forestside Village Hall, nr Rowlands Castle, West Sussex.

Tuesday 4 October 2016

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

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

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Informal information session by staff from Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England on regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry. 2pm-7pm, Crossing Church & Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2AT. Details

A special meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning committee  to consider IGas shale gas application for Springs Road, Misson. 10am, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP Details

Don’t let them frack the Idle Valley. Demonstration by Frack Free Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw Against Fracking outside County Hall, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details

Thursday 6 October 2016 

Second day, if needed, for special meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning committee to consider IGas shale gas application for Springs Road, Misson. Details

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

Harrogate Debate: This house calls for an immediate end to fracking. Proposing the motion: John Plummer, Frack Free Harrogate District, seconded by Ian Crane. Opposing the motion: Ken Wilkinson and seconded by Lorraine Allanson. 7pm-9pm, Wesley Chapel, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1PP. Tickets £5 and more details

Planning committee of West Lancashire Borough Council considers Lower Alt wind farm application. 7.30pm, Council Chamber, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF.Details

Friday 7 October 2016

Low Carbon Summit, with speakers Ben Earl (Water Efficiency Manager Southern Water), Tim Foxon (Professor of Sustainable Transitions, University of Sussex), MP Caroline Lucas, Mark Kenber (MD Mongoose Supply), Jerry Hamilton (Powerwall Sales Tesla UK), Patrick Allcorn (Head of Local Energy at BEIS), Guy Pattison (CEO Long Run Works). Tickets £35 including refreshments. 1pm-3.30-pm, part of Eco Technology Show, British Airways i360, Brighton Sea Front, BN1 2LN. Details

Surrey Against Fracking leafleting in Leith Hill.

Frack Free Isle’s Rock Against Frack concert. Fundraising and awareness-raising event featuring four local bands (The 5th Rock, Stitched, Ferrocene and 25microns). 7.30pm, Imperial Hall, Epworth, North Lincolnshire DN9 1HQ. Admission £5 on the door, bring your own drinks. Details

Friday 7 October – Sunday 9 October

Woolston and Thelwall Antifracking and CBM Camp – solidarity and family fun weekend, off junction 21 M6, Manchester Road, Warrington, WA3 6DR. Details

Saturday 8 October 2016

Lancashire Responds. Event to mark government decision on Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking applications. 10am-7pm, Maple Farm forecourt, Preston New Road, Lancashire (between Blackpool & Preston – alongside World of Water), PR4 3PE Details

Woolston and Thelwall Antifracking and CBM Camp – solidarity and family fun weekend, off junction 21 M6, Manchester Road, Warrington, WA3 6DR. Details

Frack Free Doncaster information stall at We Shall Overcome anti-austerity weekend, 2pm-7pm, Hallcross, 33-34 Hallgate, Doncaster DN1 3NL. Details

Sunday 9 October 2016

Draw a line in the sand. No drilling, no fracking, no underground coal gasification in Scotland. Even by The Broad Alliance four days before the SNP conference. 2pm, Portobello Beach, bottom of Bath Street, Edinburgh EH15 1HB. Details

Woolston and Thelwall Antifracking and CBM Camp – solidarity and family fun weekend, off junction 21 M6, Manchester Road, Warrington, WA3 6DR. Details

Monday 10 October 2016

Surrey Against Fracking petition heard by Surrey County Council, 10:30am, Committee Room C, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN. Details

Frack Free Dearne Valley meeting, 4.30pm, West Melton United Reform Church, Melton High Street, Wath-upon-Dearne S63 6RG. Details

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour with local groups to oppose fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels. , 7pm, Victoria Hotel, 28 Great George St, LS1 3DL.Details

Tuesday 11 October 2016

UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester. Details

Manchester Shale Summit Rally: Anti-frackers of the World Unite. 10am-1pm, Station Approach Piccadilly, Manchester M60 7RA. Details

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour, direct Action Gets the Goods, UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester, Details

 Confirmed screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. 6pm, Odeon Panton Street, 11/18 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DP. Details and to reserve tickets

Wednesday 12 October 2016

UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester. Details

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour, direct Action Gets the Goods, UK Shale Gas Summit, Manchester, Details

Meet the regulators event, with staff from the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England. 2pm-7pm, Christ Church Aughton, Long Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 5AS. Details

Confirmed screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. 5.30pm, Odeon Bristol, Union St, Avon, Bristol, BS1 2D. Details and to reserve tickets

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour with local groups to oppose fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels, 7pm, Madlab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN,Details

Panel discussion, Sheffield University students’ Anti-fracking Week. Details

Thursday 13th October 2016

Fracking: The Big Green Debate. Forest of Dean Green Party debate, including MEP Molly Scott Cato. 7.30pm-9pm, 3 Hill Street and Watney Hall, 3 Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5HW. Details

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour with local groups to oppose fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels. , 6pm for food, 7pm for event start, SUMAC Centre, 245 Gladstone St, Forest Fields, NG7 6HX, Details

Friday 14 October 2016

Are We Going to be Fracked? event by Frack Free South Yorkshire , 7pm, Wadworth Parish Council, Wadworth Village Hall, Old School Lane, Wadworth, Doncaster, DN11 9BW [To be confirmed]. Details

Q and A with Josh Fox, director of Gasland and How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change,  6pm, The Station Tavern, Lytham FY8 5PA

Confirmed screening for How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. 9pm, ODEON Blackpool, 96 Rigby Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 5EP Details and to reserve tickets

Saturday 15 October 2016

Frack Free Yeovil Buskers’ Bash: frack free music and entertainment, petitions and information. 11am-2pm, near Coffee #1, 17 Middle Street, Yeovil BA20 1LF. Details

Voices on the wind – a World Wide Ritual by Pagans United Against Fracking. Details

Sunday 16 October 2016

Meeting and skill sharing for a frack free Weald. Workshops include know your rights, media, campaigning skills, planning applications.  10.15am-4pm, Park Barn, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RL. Details

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour with local groups to oppose fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels, 5pm-8pm, Mystery Tea House, 23 Cannon Street, Preston, PR1 3NR, Details

Monday 17 October 2016

Scheduled start of gross misconduct hearing for Inspector David Kehoe in connection with the arrest of Dr Steven Peers at the Barton Moss protest in January 2014. Greater Manchester Police headquarters at Central Park, off Oldham Road, Manchester M40 5BP. Expected to lastfive days. Details

Confirmed date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. 6pm, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes, 120 Wester Hailes , Edinburgh , EH14 3HR.Details and to reserve tickets

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour with local groups to oppose fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels, 7pm Regather Social Centre, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield S11 8BU. Details

Confirmed date for screening of How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change, a new film by Josh Fox. 8.30pm, ODEON Glasgow Springfield Quay, Springfield Quay, Glasgow, G5 8NP. Details and to reserve tickets

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Day 1 of Oil & Money 2016 conference addressing current and emerging issues confronting the global oil and gas industry. Intercontinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY. Details

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. 2pm-7pm, Scarborough Bowls Centre, Peasholm Rd, Scarborough YO12 7TT

Are We Going To Be Fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to public meeting. 7.30pm-9.30pm, Mosborough Miners Welfare,Station Road, Mossborough S20 5AD. Details

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Scheduled start date of a trial of nine people arrested during the eviction of Upton Protection Camp, Duttons Lane, Chester. The case is expected to last four days. 10am, Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2XA.

Gathering outside Chester Magistrates Court in support of people on trial following eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp. 9am-5pm, Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2XA. Details

Day 2 of Oil & Money 2016 conference addressing current and emerging issues confronting the global oil and gas industry. Intercontinental London Park Lane, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY. Details

Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, appears before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, 2pm, Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster SW1. The hearing will be broadcast on www.parliamentlive.tv

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour with local groups to oppose fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels, 7pm St Saviour’s Parish Presbytery, Tarporley Road, Ellesmere Port CH66 3JY. Details

Screening of Gasland 2, Sheffield University students’ anti-fracking week. Details

Thursday 20 October 2016

Global crisis, local action meeting by Oxford Friends of the Earth, including Craig Bennett (chief executive of Friends of the Earth) and Jonathan Porritt (former FoE chief executive), chaired by Chaired by Elizabeth Wilson, Reader in Environmental Planning, Oxford Brookes University. 6.15 pm – 8.30 pm, Wesley Hall, New Inn Hall St, Oxford OX1 2DH. Details and tickets

Reclaim the Power Keeping it in the Ground mobilisation tour with local groups to oppose fracking and coal industries to extract fossil fuels, 7pm Borough Brewery, Brook Street, Lancaster LA1 1SL Details

Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change screening of Groundwell Rising and Condemned followed by informal group discussion, 7pm,   The Red and Green Club, 42 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield HD3 4LU. Details

Pendle Borough Council expected to debate a motion by Cllr Yasser Iqbal: ”This council notes with disappointment the decision by the Communities Secretary to ignore local democracy and grant a fracking licence in Lancashire. The council also notes the decision of the Conservative government to allow companies to apply for fracking in parts of Pendle namely Brierfield. We wish the council to write to the Prime Minister and the communities secretary to not proceed any further with plans to grant licences which allow fracking in Pendle.” 7pm, Council Chamber, Nelson Town Hall, Market Square, Nelson BB9 7LG. Details

Saturday 22 October 2016

AxeDrax demonstration and celebration, 1pm-5pm, Drak Power Station, near the South Gate, Drax, Selby, YO8 8PH. Details

Monday 24 October 2016

Trial continues  of people arrested during the eviction of Upton Protection Camp, Duttons Lane, Chester. 10am, Chester Magistrates Court, Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2XA.

Start of Stop Barclays Fracking week of action, organised by 350.org, fossil free, Friends of the Earth and People & Planet. 24-29 October 2016. Details

Stop Barclays fracking Leigh, 9.30am, outside Barclays Bank, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4AB. Details

Frack Free Ryedale – Stop Barclays Investing in Fracking, 10am, Barclays Bank, 23 Yorkersgate, Malton YO17 7AE. Details and RSVP

Barclays: Don’t frack at the Uni, 10.30am, outside Barclays at Manchester University, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9NG. Details

Tuesday 25 October 2016

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

Future of the natural environment after the EU. Evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee: Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the Environment Agency; Richard Greenhous, Director for Forestry Services, Forestry Commission; Rob Cooke, Director of Biodiversity, Natural England; Andrea Leadsom, Environment Secretary. 11.30am, Committee Room 8, House of Parliament, London SW1A. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire Are We Going to be Fracked? presentation to o Askern Town Council, 5.30pm, Alexander House, High Street, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0AB. Details

What is wrong with fracking? Public meeting hosted by Huddersfield TUC, 7pm-9pm, Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA. Details

Fracking in the Gowy area: audio-visual presentation by Frack Free Gowy, Frack Free Tarvin in association with Huw Rowlands, 7.30pm, Grange Farm, Warrington Road (A56), Mickle Trafford, near Chester, CH2 4EB. Free entry. This is the first of a series of presentations about prospects of shale gas operations in the Gowy Valley, east of Chester.

Transition Horsham film evening screening An Inconvenient Truth, 8pm, Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL. Details

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Stop Barclays Fracking – Harrogate event. 9am, Barclays Bank, 25 James Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5DE. Details

Stop Barclays Fracking, stall hosted by South Tyneside Green Party, 11am, outside Barclays Bank, South Shields. Details when you RSVP here

Totnes Against Fracking, 2pm, Barclays Bank, Totnes. Details provided when you RSVP here

IGas meeting with bondholders. The company is calling for a temporary waiver of its daily liquidity covenant with bond holders. Half-yearly accounts forecast the company would not comply with the covenant in the second half of October.

Beyond Petroleum, lecture by Professor Babs Oyeneyin, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Robert Gordon University. 6pm, The Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University Garthdee Campus, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QD. Details

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting to frack local and national fracking issues, 7.30pm, Wyvern Club, Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, NG17 8DB

Thursday 27 October 2016

Scheduled date for publication of BEIS Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 19.

Frack Free Dee Coalition host a Coffee Posse 10am-1.30pm, Asda Superstore, Ellesmere Port. Details

Tony McLoughlin (Sligo and Leitrim member of the Irish parliament) brings a private members bill to the Dail which calls for prohibition on the exploration and extraction of oil and gas on land and in Ireland’s internal waters. Details

Friday 28 October 2016

Deadline for comments on Application SDNP/16/04679/CM by UK Oil and Gas (Investments) PLC to the South Downs National Park Authority for appraisal and production of oil incorporating the drilling of one side track well from the existing well (for appraisal), three new hydrocarbon wells and one water injection well, and to allow the production of hydrocarbons from all four wells for a 20 year period at Markwell’s Wood-1 well site, South Holt Farm, Dean Lane End, Forestside, near Rowlands Castle, West Sussex.

Closing date for comments on Europa Oil & Gas planning application for extra security at Bury Hill Wood (Holmwood) exploratory well site in Surrey. Details

Tell Barclays to stop funding fracking – Bournemouth event, 2pm-4pm, Barclays Bank, 61-63 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 1EH. Details

Stop Barclays fracking – Yeovil event. 3.30pm-5pm, Barclays Bank, Yeovil, BA20 1PX. Details

Screening and discussion of Frackman the movie, 7pm-9pm, The Mystery Tea House, 23 Cannon Street, Preston PR1 3NR. No charge but donations welcome. Details

Libres: performance about the Spanish social revolution of 1936. Fundraiser for Frack Off Our Forest. 7pm-10pm, Artspace Cinderford, The New Mercury Building, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL14 2NL. Details

Saturday 29 October 2016

10am start

Barclays anti-fracking action – Belfast event, 10am-2pm, Barclays 17 Castle Place, Belfast BT1 1EL. Details

Frack Off Barclays – Guildford event. 10am, Barclays Bank, Guildford GU1 4AG. Details provided when you RSVP here.

Folkestone Against Fracking, 10am, outside Debenhams, Folkestone CT20 1DN. Details provided when you RSVP here

Stop Barclays Fracking day of action – Darlington event. 10am-2pm, High Row, Darlington DL3 7QQ. Details

Tell Barclays to stop backing fracking – Hove event. 10am-12.30pm, 149 Church Road, Hove BN3 2AD. Details  CANCELLED

Tell Barclays to stop funding fracking – Brighton event. 10am-12.30pm, Barclays Bank, 139-142 North Street, Brighton BN1 1RU. Details

Stop bankers funding fracking – Trowbridge event. 10am-1pm, Barclays Bank, 3 Foe Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8HY. Details

10.30am start

Stop funding fracking – Letchworth event. 10.30am-12 noon, Barclays Bank, Station Place, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3RZ. Details

11am start

Frack Barclays Action – Yeovil event. 11am, Barclays Bank, Yeovil BA20 1PX. Details

Fareham and Gosport Friends of the Earth oppose fracking, 11am, outside Barclays Bank, Fareham PO16 OAT. Details provided when you RSVP here.

Boycott Barclays – Sheffield event. Protest organised by People and Planet and Sheffield Against Fracking, 11am, outside Barclays Bank, Pinestone Street, Sheffield S1 2HN. Details

Fracktacular Halloween – Huddersfield event. 11am, outside Barclays Huddersfield branch, 17 Market Place, Huddersfield, HD1 2AA. Details

Stop Barclays fracking – Andover event. 11am-12 noon, Barclays, 5 High Street, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1LN. Details

Bring Fracking Home to Barclays – London event, 11am-1pm, Golden Square, London SWR 3AD. Tickets and details

Stop Barclays Frack – Aberystwyth event. 11am-2pm, Barclays Bank, 26 Terrace Road, Aberystwyth SY23 2AE. Details

Frack Free Greater Manchester protest against funding by Barclays Bank for fracking. 11am-3pm, Barclays Bank, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7PW. Details

Noon start

Don’t frack with Sussex, 12 noon, outside Barclays Bank, Hastings TN34 1QP. Details provided when you RSVP here

Frack Barclays – Swindon event, 12 noon-3pm, outside Barclays Bank, Regent Street, Swindon SN1 1QB. Details

Stop Barclays funding fracking – Cardiff event, 12 noon-3pm, Working Street/St David’s Way, Cardiff city centre. Details

1pm start

Stop Barclays backing fracking – Liverpool event,  meet at 1pm Church of St Luke, Leece Street, Liverpool L1 9DN before walking to Barclays in Lord Street. Details

Stop Barclays Fracking – Glasgow event, 1pm, outside Barclays Bank, 83 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8BJ. Details

Stop Barclays – York event, 1pm, outside Barclays Bank, Parliament Street, York, YO1 8SE

1.30pm start

Barclays: Your fossil fuel funding is giving us the creeps: Swansea event. 1.30pm, outside Barclays branch, Oxford Street, Swansea SA1 3BR. Details

Barclays fracking protest: Colchester event: 1.30pm-4pm, outside Barclays Bank, High Street, Colchester CO1 1DQ. Details

Other events

Fracking Question Time hosted by South Hambleton Shale Gas Advisory Group, a neutral group covering the licence block SE57, awarded to INEOS Upstream. Event chair: Helen Robinson, part-time judge. Panelists: Rob Arnott, Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and oil industry strategist; Councillor Lindsay Burr, North Yorkshire County Council, Malton Division, NY Independent; Chris France, Director of Planning, North York Moors National Park Authority; Dr Joanne Hawkins, Lecturer in Business Law, Leeds University, specialising in land law and environmental law; Kevin Hollinrake, MP Thirsk & Malton; Tom Pickering, Director Ineos Upstream. 6pm-9pm, Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold, North Yorkshire YO61 3AD. Free but admission by ticket only. Details and to register

Sunday 30 October 2016

Screening of documentary on climate change, Before the Flood, produced by Leonardo Di Caprio. Available on Natgeotv.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, Sony PlayStation, GooglePlay, VOD/Video On Demand (through MVPD set-top boxes), MVPD Sites and Apps, Nat Geo TV Apps (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, Roku, Android phones, Xbox One and 360, Samsung Connected TVs). Details and link to trailer

Coming up later

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Egdon Resources Plc announces its preliminary results for the year ending 31 July 2016. Details

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Blackburn, Lancashire (to be confirmed).

Bath University Debating Society: This House Would Ban Fracking, 6.15pm-7.30pm, venue to be confirmed. Details

Screening of Groundswell Rising and Q&A with the producer, Mark Lichty, 9.30pm, Trinity Centre, Bristol BS2 0NW. Details

Wednesday 2 November 2016

British Water and Cranfield University technical workshops on monitoring for hydraulic fracturing applications. Facilitated by Dr Frederic Coulon, senior lecturer in environmental technology at Cranfield University, and Tom Williams, director at Enebio and convenor of the British Water Extractive Industries Focus Group, 11am, Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring Conference, the International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH. Details and to register

Thursday 3 November 2016

British Water and Cranfield University technical workshops on monitoring for hydraulic fracturing applications. Facilitated by Dr Frederic Coulon, senior lecturer in environmental technology at Cranfield University, and Tom Williams, director at Enebio and convenor of the British Water Extractive Industries Focus Group, 11am, Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring Conference, the International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH. Details and to register

United-sponsored anti-fracking mini conference, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Creativity Works Preston, 33 Shepherd Street, PR1 3UE. Details

Film screening of Groundswell Rising, 7pm-9pm, St Stephen’s Church, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL14 2AA. Details

Friday 4 November 2016

Screening of Groundwell Rising, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Bethesda Baptist Church, Gloucester Road, Trowbridge BA14 0AD. Details

Saturday 5 November 2016

Screening of Groundwell Rising,followed by Q & A with producer, Mark Lichty,  2pm-5pm, Ribby Hall, Wrea Green, Preston PR4 2PR. Details

Sunday 6 November 2016

Screening of Groundswell Rising, 3pm, Hippings Vale Community Centre, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Details

Monday 7 November 2016

Screening of  Groundswell Rising, the American documentary about the effects of fracking,  followed by Q&A session with the executive producer, Mark Lichty. Hosted by Bassetlaw Against Fracking. Free admission.  7.30pm, Memorial Hall, High Street Blyth, nr Worksop Nottinghamshire S81 8EW.

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Investigating the economic realities and community impacts of fracking, and offering comparable clean energy security options for the UK. Meeting chaired by Baroness Lynne Featherstone, Lib Dem, Energy and Climate Change spokesperson and speakers include Gundi Royle (economic realities of fracking), Jason Hunter (alternatives for energy security), Rt Revd Graham Cray (ethical considerations of fracking) and Amy Nassif (personal testimony of living with fracking in Mars, Pennsylvania). 6.15pm, Committee Room G, The House of Lords, London SW1. Invitation Only.

Ian R Crane presents his film Voices from the Gasfields, 7pm-10pm, The Green Room Theatre, behind Dorking Hall, Dorking, RH14 1SN. Details

Screening of Groundwell Rising followed by questions to executive producer, Mark Lichty, free but donations welcome, 7pm, The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York, YO24 1AW. Details

Salford Trades Union Council Environment Day event with discussion on issues including fracking. 7pm, Islington Mill, James Street, off Oldfield Road, Salford M3 5HW. 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

The Facts of Fracking talk with Dr Julie Richardson, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Dorset County Museum, 66 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XA. Details

Saturday 12 November 2016

National rally and march against fracking, with speeches from groups, celebrities, politicians. Meeting for rally and speeches at 11am at Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RG followed by march to Cathedral Gardens for more speeches . 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

Scheduled resumption of consideration of IGas application for two shale gas exploration wells at Springs Road, Misson, by Nottinghamshire County Council. To be confirmed.

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Private meeting of Portsmouth Water, UK Oil & Gas and Environment Agency to discuss risk of water contamination from proposed Markwells Wood oil production scheme in the South Downs National Park.

Meeting of North Lincolnshire Council planning committee at which Egdon’s planning application for 15 years of oil and gas production could be decided. Not confirmed. Details

Are We Going to be Fracked? event, presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall Council, 6.30pm, Assembly Hall, Dentons Green Lane, Barnby Dun, Doncaster DN3 1JP. Details

Thursday 17 November 2016

The Northern Powerhouse and what it means to Lancashire’s ‘green’ sectors. Half-day conference by Remsol, with speakers including: Jo Turton, Chief Executive of Lancashire County Council; Frank McKenna, CEO of business networking group, Downtown In Business; Mike Perls, IoD North West Regional Chairman; Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce; John Baldwin, Managing Director at CNG Services; Keith Owen, Head of Supply Assurance at Northern Gas Networks. 12 noon-5pm, Preston. Tickets £82.88. Details

Saturday 19 November 2016

Scientists for Global Responsibility annual conference on the theme Universities for sale?, inlcuding a presentations from David Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow (He who pays the piper: universities, the oil and gas industry and fracking) and Maeve McClenaghan, senior investigator at Greenpeace UK (Investigating fossil fuel industry funding in academia), 10.30am-4.45pm, The Gallery,  Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL. Details

Monday 21 November 2016

Are we going to be fracked?, Presentation to Warmsworth Parish Council, 6.30pm, 42 Low Road West, Warmsworth, Doncaster DN4 9LE. Details

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Hearing to decide whether a judicial review should go ahead into North Yorkshire County Council’s approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperon. Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL. If the JR is given the go ahead, the case will continue immediately

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Second day set aside to hear judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s approval of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperon. Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Crewe/Nantwich. Cheshire. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Thursday 24 November 2016

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, to be confirmed.

Sunday 27 November 2016

Fundraising gig for Frack Free South Yorkshire, 3pm-10pm, The Shakespeare, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB

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 

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. York. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Shale gas (fracking) debate hosted by Engineers without Borders Belfast, 12 noon-5pm, David Keir Building, 18-30 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BN. Details

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Possible date for Surrey County Council planning committee to decide on Europa Oil & Gas application for extra security at Bury Hill Wood (Holmwood) oil exploration site. The application is currently listed to be decided by delegated powers but would be moved to a committee decision if there were objections or a request by the local councillor.

Thursday 22 December 2016

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions, energy trends and energy prices

2017

Wednesday 11 January

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Altrincham, Trafford, Greater Manchester. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Sunday 15 January 2017

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

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Melton, Leicestershire. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Thursday 19 January 2017

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation to Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council, 7pm, Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough Rd, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 8BP

Frack Free South Yorkshire Are We Going to be Fracked? presentation to Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council, 7pm Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough Rd, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 8BP. Details

Thursday 26 January 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Bolton, Greater Manchester. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Future prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage, morning, central London. Details

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Wakefield, Yorkshire. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Thursday 9 February 2017

Publication of BEIS Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 20

 Wednesday 15 February 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to be confirmed.

Thursday 16 February 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Time and venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Long Eaton, Derbyshire, time and venue to be confirmed.

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Warrington, Cheshire. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Sheffield/Barnsley. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Nottingham. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Thursday 30 March 2017

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions and energy trends and prices.

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, and Public Health England. Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Local government elections

Publication of BEIS Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 21

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Start of Terrapin Training 3-day master class in petroleum economics, London, Details

Thursday 29 June 2017

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions and energy trends and prices

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.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Start of Terrapin Training 3-day master class in shale gas development, London, Details

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  1. Sunday 9th October, Our Forth and Broad Alliance. Draw a line in the sand. Family-friendly event. 2pm. Portobello Beach. Home made kites – fly your message , defend our clean air and water

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