What’s happening this week? 24-30 October 2016

whats happening this week

Bumper list of 40+ events this week about fracking and onshore oil and gas, including: nationwide protests against investment in Third Energy by Barclays Bank, plus public meetings, consultation deadlines, film screenings and continuation of Upton eviction trial. 

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 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

Frack Free Five Valleys and Frack Off Our Forest leafletting at Barclays Bank, 12 noon-2pm, outside Barclays Bank, 18 Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2DH. 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

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

Frack Off Barclays – Guildford event. 10am, Barclays Bank, Guildford GU1 4AG. 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

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

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 – Nottingham event. 11am, Barclays Bank, 2 High Street, Nottingham NG1 2EN. 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

Frack-Free Festival – Leicester event. 11am-4pm, Barclays Bank, 1-3 Haymarket Towers, Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WA. Details

Noon start

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

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

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

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


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    • Hi Jeanne

      The diary page https://drillordrop.com/2016/10/01/drilling-diary-october-2016/ gives details of events coming up – not just for this month, but further ahead. You can also get to it by clicking the “Drilling Diary” link in the red banner at the top of every page. You’ll then need to scroll through October to find events further ahead.

      Here’s the info that we have on that page:

      “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

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