What’s happening this week? 3-9 October 2016

whats happening this week

Key week for fracking and onshore oil & gas: decision days for Cuadrilla’s Lancashire appeals and IGas Misson shale plans. Plus meetings, protests, demonstration,  regulators’ drop-in event.

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 October and later in the year here

Monday 3 October 2016

Special meeting of Stoughton Parish Council about proposals by UK Oil & Gas Investments  PLC 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 appeals against refusal of permission to frack at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood.

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. Unconfirmed event to mark government decision on Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking applications. 10am-5pm, Maple Farm forecourt, Preston New Road, Lancashire (between Blackpool & Preston – alongside World of Water), PR4 3PE 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

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 October and later in the year here

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