Diary

Drilling diary – December 2016

 

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25+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas in December 2016, including planning meetings, film screenings, training, presentations, a conference, court case of anti-fracking campaigner Tina Rothery and consultation deadlines. Also 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.

Thursday 1 December 2016

A Voice for Leith Hill stall at Dorking Gala Night, 6.30pm-9.30pm, High Street, Dorking Surrey. Details

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free monthly meeting, 7.30pm, contact for venue and details.

Are we going to be fracked? presentation, organised by the Eckington Tenants and Residents Focus Group, 8pm, Eckington Miners Welfare Social Club, Pitt Hill, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Saturday 3 December 2016

Deadline for work to begin on exploratory well and underground drilling corridor at California Quarry, Swanage, Dorset, under a condition of planning permission on application PL\1546\13. A protection camp at the site is expected to leave on the expiry of the permission.

North Yorkshire legal observer training with Netpol and Green and Black Cross, 10am-4pm, The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Cresent, York, YO24 1AW. Details

Leith Hill Celebration Walk – Save Leith Hill, organised by Surrey Hills Slings, 11am-2pm, Leith Hill, near Dorking, RH5 6. Details 

Power Up! Empower yourself with skills to win campaigns through planning. Free planning training from Friends of the Earth planning specialist, Naomi Luhde-Thompson, 11.30am-5.30pm, The Bowling Green Inn, 164 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8AA. Details and to book

Frack Free North Somerset meeting, 7.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-Super-Mare BS23 3BZ. Details

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee to discuss details of a light management plan submitted by Europa Oil & Gas for its Bury Hill Wood (Holmwood) oil exploration site. (The agenda does not include the company’s application for extra security fencing at the site or the traffic management plan). 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

Questions about fracking expected to be asked at full meeting of Gloucestershire County Council, 10am, County Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2TG

Demonstration: Lock the gate on fracking in Gloucestershire. 9.30am, outside meeting of Gloucestershire County Council, County Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1  2TG

Thursday 8 December 2016

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields and Q+A, hosted by Frack Free Formby. 6.30pm-10pm, Warren Farm Equestrian Centre, Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AN. Details

Real Media tour: Media training workshop, 7pm-9pm, GAP Arts Centre, The Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore St, Birmingham B5 6ND. Booking required. Details and to book

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7.30pm, Dronfield Civic Hall, Dronfield Civic Centre, Dronfield S18 1PD. Details

Friday 9 December 2016

Anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Rothery, due to appear before Preston Combined Court over a two-week prison sentence for contempt of court resulting from a dispute over legal fees with Cuadrilla. 11am, Preston Combined Court, Openshaw Place, Ring Way, Preston PR1 2LL. Details and Background

I Am Tina Too. Solidarity gathering in support of Tina Rothery, 11am-2pm, Preston Combined Courts, Openshaw Place, Ring Way, Preston PR1 2LL (see above). Details

In style at Styal. If Tina Rothery is sent to Styal Prison (see above), anti-fracking vigil outside the gates. 4pm 9 December – 4pm 16 Dercember, HM Prison Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4H. Details

Saturday 10 December 2016

Media Democracy Festival hosted by Media Reform Coalition, with speakers including John Pilger, Nick Davies, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Peter Jukes, Professor Natalie Fention and Brian Cathcart. 10am-7pm, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, 25-27 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL. Details and to register

All we want for Christmas is Climate Action, Assembly by Divest Hackney, Campaign Against Climate Change, Frack Off London and Sustainable Hackney, outside Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8  1EA. Details

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee, at which conditions on Third Energy’s permission to frack at Kirby Misperton may be discussed,10am, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD. Detailsl

Frack Free York Consultationmas Party, 7pm, The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York YO24 1AW

Wednesday 14 December 2016

All Party Parliamentary Group on Shale Gas Regulation and Planning: session on waste. 4pm, Committee Room 8, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA. Details

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gives evidence to the BEIS Select Committee, 2.30pm, Room 15, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A. Details

Frack Off London planning meeting, 6.45pm-9pm, Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DY. Details

Screening of Living with Fracking, a film made by Ryedale residents, Jo and Steve White about their trip to Pennsylvania. 7pm, village hall, Burythorpe, Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Day 1 of Prospex 2016, described as the UK’s leading networking event for exploration and development. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London, N1 OQH. Details  

Thursday 15 December 2016

Day 2 of Prospex 2016, described as the UK’s leading networking event for exploration and development. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London, N1 OQH. Details  

Permission hearing at the High Court in a legal challenge to the variation of PEDL licence conditions by the Oil and Gas Authority. 10.30am, Court 18, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL

Friday 16 December 2016

Deadline for written submissions to The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in its inquiry into the implications of UK departure from the EU on the energy sector and UK national climate change commitments. Details

Meeting of West Sussex County Council to consider the draft joint minerals plan. 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ. Details

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Ruling on Kirby Misperton judicial review, 10.15am, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London

Demonstration by Frack Free Ryedale outside the offices of Ryedale District Council, 5pm, Old Malton Gate, Malton, YO17 7HH

Meeting of Ryedale District Council Planning & Licensing Committee to discuss its response to the North Yorkshire Joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan, 6pm, Rydale House, Old Maltongate. Details

Meeting of Frack Free Kirkbymoorside, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 79 West End, Kirkbymoorside. YO62 6AD

Reclaim the Power Christmas Social, 7pm-11pm, DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside Street, London SE15 1TF. Details

Wednesday 21 December 2016

5pm deadline for comments in a consultation on the North Yorkshire Joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

Thursday 22 December 2016

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

Saturday 31 December 2016

IGas company forecasts project non-compliance with its leverage covenants as at this date. Details

Coming up later

2017

Wednesday 3 January 2017

Frack Free North Somerset Open Meeting, 7.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3BZ. Details

Monday 9 January 2017

Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Thorpe Salvin Parish Council, 7pm, St Peter’s Church, Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham S80 3JP. Details

Wednesday 11 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. Altrincham, Trafford, Greater Manchester. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee, which may decide an application by Europa Oil & Gas to add extra security fencing at its Bury Hill Wood (Holmwood) oil exploration site. The meeting may also consider the company’s traffic management plan for the Bury Hill Wood site. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN

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

Thursday 12 January 2017

Are we going to be fracked? presentation, 7.30pm, Letwell Village Hall, Letwell, Rotherham S81 4DF.  Details

Sunday 15 January 2017

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

Monday 16 January 2017

Final consultation opens on Joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan for West Sussex and the South Downs National Park. Runs until 13 March. Details and links

Presentation by INEOS, 7.45pm, Letwell Village Hall, Letwell Village, Rotherham S81 4DF. 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.

South Yorkshire regional anti-fracking meeting, 7pm, CPRE Offices, 37 Stafford Road,Sheffield S2 2SF. Details

Frack Free North Somerset Open Meeting, 7.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3BZ. Details

Thursday 19 January 2017

Possible date for the South Downs National Park Authority to decide UK Oil & Gas application to produce oil for 20 years at Markwells Wood, West Sussex. To be confirmed. 10am, Memorial Hall, South Downs Centre, North St, Midhurst GU29 9DH. Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council, 7pm, Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough Rd, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 8BP. Details

Friday 20 January 2017

Scheduled date for decision on the UK Oil & Gas application to the South Downs National Park for 20 years of oil production at Markwells Wood. To be confirmed

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Possible date for Nottinghamshire County Council planning committee to decide on the application by Dart/IGas for its shale gas exploration at Tinker Lane, near Blyth and Torworth. To be confirmed. 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 Community Hall, Station Road, Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, YO43 3AX. Time to be confirmed.

Are we going to be fracked? presentation, 7pm-9pm, Shireoaks Village Hall, St Luke’s Church, Shireoaks Road, Shireoaks, S81 8LX. Details

Wednesday 31 January 2017

Frack Free North Somerset Open Meeting, 7.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3BZ. Details

February 2017

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.

The Lancashire Appeals: ‘What’s the fracking story?’. Meeting of the Institute of Acoutstics Southern Branch on the background to Lancashire County Council’s decision to turn down planning applications at Roseacre Wood and Preston New Road with consultants Andy McKenzie and Ed Clarke. 6pm-9pm,  Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH. Details and booking

Thursday 2 February 2017

Closing date for consultation on application for a variation of environmental permit for Horse Hill-1 well site, Horse Hill, Hookwood, Horley, Surrey RH6 0HN. Details

Saturday 4 February 2017

Friends of the Earth East Midlands regional gathering, 10am-4pm, Nottingham CVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB. Details or contact howard.whitehead@foe.co.uk

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 Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 20

Saturday 11 February 2017

Friends of the Earth Yorkshire gathering, 10.30am-5pm, The Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET. Details or carla.doran@foe.co.uk

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire, Rossington Parish Council, Rossington Parish Hall, McConnell Crescent, Rossington, Doncaster DN11 0PL. To be confirmed. Details

 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.

Civic Society Talk: Both sides of the fracking debate with Dr Eric Wade, honorary research fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, 7.30pm, Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace, Morpeth NE61 1HU. Details

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

First possible date for Surrey County Council to consider the UK Oil & Gas planning application for extended well testing and more drilling at Horse Hill, near Horley and Gatwick Airport.

Saturday 25 February 2017

Friends of the Earth Greater South East regional gathering, 11am-4pm, The Printworks, 143 Clapham Rd, London SW9 0HP. Details or contact  laura.mcfarlane-shopes@foe.co.uk

Friends of the Earth North West regional gathering, 10.30am-5pm, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT. Details or contact Carla.doran@foe.co.uk

March 2017

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.

Monday 13 March 2017

Closing date for comments in final consultation on West Sussex and South Downs National Park joint minerals and waste plan. Details and links

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. Barnsley area. 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.

Sunday 2 April 2017

Screening of H2Oil, 7pm, The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS. Details

Sunday 9 April 2017

Screening of There will be blood, 7pm, The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS. Details

Thursday 4 May 2017

Local government elections

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s 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

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if details are wrong

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5 replies »

  1. Massive admiration for TINA. I look back in history and see all those like minded people who have stood against the inequalities of the system and you make me proud.

  2. These are the native peoples standing today in Dakota, they also deserve our admiration and support, are we looking at the future in UK?

    Pandoras box to be sure.

  3. Attempted false flag armed oil worker intended to discredit the protesters in the Dakota Standing Rock protest, just watch the bravery of the native protesters unarmed against someone who is there to create a violent event. This strategy to discredit protesters may be used here too.
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyUKpw3aOyo) Same way of posting the link, just remove the parenthesis.

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