What’s happening this week? 14-20 November 2016

whats happening this week

This week’s diary features the decision meeting on IGas’s application to drill for shale at Springs Road, Misson in Nottinghamshire. Plus details of a resumed trial, two consultation deadlines, two conferences, talks, meetings, presentations, a film screening and a fundraiser. 

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 November and later in the year here

Monday 14 November 2016

Our planet, your future talk and discussion covering climate change, fracking, green space and more. Led by Greater Manchester Friends of the Earth, 7.30pm-9pm, St Paul’s Church social area, Moor Lane, Kersal, Manchester M7 3WX. Details

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Date by which Sajid Javid, Communities and Local Government Secretary, must respond to a letter before action from Jules Burton, requesting him not to reopen the public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood fracking plans. Details

Day 1 of adjourned trial of three people arrested during the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp near Chester. 9am, Wirral Magistrates Court, Chester Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5HW. Details

Resumption of consideration of IGas application for two shale gas exploration wells at Springs Road, Misson, by Nottinghamshire County Council. To be confirmed. 10.30am, County Hall, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details

Don’t let them frack the Idle Valley. Take Two: Notts st shale gas exploration decision day. Frack Free Notts and Bassetlaw Against Fracking presence outside County Hall, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP  . Details

Meeting of Portsmouth City Council which will discuss a motion on the UK Oil & Gas application for oil production at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park. The motion notes the objection of Portsmouth Water to the application pending a groundwater risk assessment, supports “this precautionary approach and would be greatly concerned were planning permission to be given” without Portsmouth Water being entirely satisfied there would be no risk to water supply. 2pm, Council Chamber, The Guildhall, Portsmouth PO1 2AB. Details

Your home is in a fracking licence area, information event, 7pm, Bishop Wilton Hall, Worsendale Rd, Bishop Wilton, York YO42 1ST. Details

Cambridge Climate Action host a public meeting Sand For UK Fracking to be minded near you?, 7.30pm, Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge CB1 3UZ. Details

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.

Day 2 of adjourned trial of three people arrested during the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp near Chester. 9am, Wirral Magistrates Court, Chester Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5HW. Details

Are We Going to be Fracked? event, private 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

Truth Juice Hull presents Louise Castro All About Fracking, 7.30pm-10.30pm, Walton Street Club. 243 Walton Street, Hull, HU3 6JR. Details

Public meeting on sand for UK fracking, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW. Details

Free screening of Groundswell Rising, 8pm-10.30pm, The Queen Hotel, 135 High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Screening by Sheffield Against Fracking. Free entry. Details

Thursday 17 November 2016

Extended deadline for comments on UK Oil & Gas Investments Ltd application for oil production at Markwells Wood in the South Downs National Park. Comments will be accepted up to the decision date, now set for January 2017. South Downs National Park Authority planning application page and Markwells Wood Watch

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

Real Media tour: Media training workshop, 7pm-9pm, New Bridge Project, Norham House, 12 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AW. Book required. Details and to book

Friday 18 November 2016

5pm deadline for responses to North York Moors Local Plan. Link to Draft Local Plan and link to Frack Free Ryedale Q&A

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

Frack Free Yeovil Big Gig, 6.30pm-1am, The 94 Club, 94 Middle Street, Yeovil BA20 1LT. Event details and tickets

Updated at 12.15pm to include events on 15 and 16 November about fracking sand

2 replies »

  1. Hopefully the people arrested are made an example of to dissuade others from commiting offences. Everyone is entitled to debate but anyone advocating approval of people breaking the law will destroy any future credibility (it’s already very thin as it is!).

    • During an hour-long hearing before the House of Lords economic affairs select committee last week a senior Vice President of the multi national Norweign Gas company Statoil presented their reasons for not investing in UK shale.

      “We had a look at the UK sometime back as part of a global survey with Chesapeake, of the US, but we decided against going into the UK”

      “For us, it’s much more cost efficient, at least based on our own calculations, to develop offshore fields, our offshore Norway assets, and bring that gas into the UK by pipeline”.

      ”But I think it was primarily it was what we call the above ground risk, not so much government policy but it’s a fairly densely populated country this and there have been obstacles, if you will, to our activities in the Marcellus field in the US as well and we thought”

      This is the second time the committee have been told by experts that the North sea is more lucrative and secure.

      This news will be at the top of most agendas in the forthcoming weeks as Chesapeake are the second biggest gas producers in the US and their advice to Statoil proves that the UK is clearly going down the wrong road considering onshore unconventional energy supplies.

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