Diary

Drilling Diary – February 2017

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60+ events about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including Meet the Regulator drop-ins, debates, presentations, meetings, film screenings, consultation deadlines and protests.

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Wednesday 1 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Meet the Regulators drop-in session, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, Public Health England and Lancashire County Council,  2pm-7pm, Wrea Green Institute, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2PH

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

Monthly meeting of Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe, 7pm, Black Swan, High Street, Edwinstowe,  Nottinghamshire NG21 9QR. Details

Thursday 2 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

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

Are we going to be fracked? presentation, 7pm, Miners’ Hall, 2 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley S70 2LS. Details

Frack Free Scarborough twice-monthly meeting, 7pm, Scarborough Railwayman’s Social Club, Central Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1TN. Details

Preston Frack Off meeting, 7pm-10pm, Beautiful Planet, 53A Friargate

Preston, Lancashire PR1 2AT Details

Fight the Frack – Bristol & Somerset Fundraiser, 8pm-2pm, Attic Bar, 1 North Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3PR. Details

Friday 3 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Haxby and Wigginton Against Fracking host a free showing of the film Groundswell Rising, followed by discussion with Dr Tim Thornton. 7pm for 7.30pm start, Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 2JH. 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

Solidarity Saturday, gathering in support of opponents of Cuadrilla’s shale gas operation at Preston New Road, Lancashire, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm,  Preston New Road, PR4 3PE.Details

Leith Hill Villagers Action Day against local oil drilling, 1pm-4pm, Coldharbour, Leith Hill, near Dorking. Details

Monday 6 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Frack Off! Frack On! Nottingham Secular Society debate between INEOS and Frack Free Nottinghamshire. The motion is: “This House believes that Fracking is intrinsically safe and will be of great benefit to our country!” 7.30pm-9pm, The Canal House Bar, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH. Details

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy release of final greenhouse gas emissions for 2015, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details 

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

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

University College London Institute for Sustainable Resources and Energy Institute joint seminar: World Energy Outlook 2016, 5.30pm, GO1, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN. Details and to book

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-10pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD. Details and venue address.

Free film screening of Do The Math, hosted by Fossil Free Greater Manchester, 7pm-9pm, Black Dog Ballroom, Church Street, Manchester M4 1PW. Details and to register

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Cafe, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

The Lush Summit for activists and campaigners, 11am-5pm, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF. Details and to register

Frack Free East Yorkshire planning meeting, 7.30pm, the Blue Bell, 5 River Head, Driffield YO25 6NX. Details

Thursday 9 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 20, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details 

The Lush Summit for activists and campaigners, 11am-5pm, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF. Details and to register

Frack Free Cleveland meeting, 6pm-8pm, Salburn House Hotel bar, Marine Parade, Saltburn TS12 1BX. Details

Eckington Against Fracking public meeting, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Sheffield S21 4FA. Details

Friday 10 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Frack Free Notts leafleting at Light Night 2017, 7pm-9pm, outside Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL. Details

Saturday 11 February 2017

11-and-a-half hour protest against drilling for oil in Bury Hill Wood, near Leith Hill, Dorking. 8am-7.30pm, Leith Hill Protection Camp, Coldharbour Lane, Coldharbour, Surrey. Details

Solidarity Saturday, gathering in support of opponents of Cuadrilla’s shale gas operation at Preston New Road, Lancashire, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm,  Preston New Road, PR4 3PE.Details

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

Sunday 12 February 2017

Frack Free Totnes public meeting, 7pm-9pm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5DD. Details

Monday 13 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Launch of Frack Free United, an alliance of campaigners and communities opposed to fracking in advance of local elections in May. Founder Steve Mason said:

“With 14 counties under threat from fracking going to the polls in May, it is becoming clear that to stop the industry we have to change the minds of those in power or change the people in power making the decisions.

“I don’t want my kids fighting the same battle when they grow up. I see it as my duty to leave a positive future for them and industrialising our countryside is a long way from being positive.”

Event launch: 11am, outside the Worsley Arms, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LA. www.frackfreeunited.org  or www.facebook.com/FrackFreeUnited

Decision expected this week on whether INEOS Shale should produce an environmental impact assessment for its application for a vertical well at Marsh Lane, north Derbyshire

Frack Free Scalby, Burniston & Cloughton Group, 7pm, Cloughton Hall, Mill Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Yo13 0AB. Details

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Exhibition by minerals supplier, Sibelco, about its plans to extract industrial sand at Rudheath Lodge, Cranage and Allostock. The company denied to DrillOrDrop that it the sand would be used for fracking but opponents of the process are unconvinced. 4pm-8pm, Allostock Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LN Details

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

Frack Free Notts February 2017 action planning meeting, 7pm-9pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Free film screening of Demain, documentary about the ways activists, organisers and citizens try to make the world more sustainable. 7pm-9pm, The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 6, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD. Details

 Wednesday 15 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Vote in the European Parliament on CETA, the international trade agreement between the EU and Canada which includes an Investor Court System allowing companies to sue governments in courts if they introduce laws that reduce the value of investments. Some opponents fear companies could sue governments over fracking regulations.

Frack Free Bridlington and villages group meeting, 7.00pm, The Windsor, 14-24 Windsor Cres, Bridlington YO15 3HY

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

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

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, The Queens pub, Mosbrough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Details

Thursday 16 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

No Fracking in Barnsley meeting, 7pm, White Bear, Church Street, Barnsley town centre (opposite the town hall), S70 2AH. Details

Frack Free Scarborough twice-monthly meeting, 7pm, Scarborough Railwayman’s Social Club, Central Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1TN. Details

Friday 17 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Exhibition by minerals supplier, Sibelco, about its plans to extract industrial sand at Rudheath Lodge, Cranage and Allostock. The company denied to DrillOrDrop that it the sand would be used for fracking but opponents of the process are unconvinced. 4pm-8pm, Cranage Village Hall, west side of  Knutsford Road, A50, two miles north of Holmes Chapel, CW4 8EQ  Details

Gathering at Sibelco exhibition in Cranage (see above), 4pm-8pm, Knutsford Road (A50), Holmes Chapel CW4 8EQ. Details

Are we going to be fracked? presentation by Eckington Against Fracking, 7.30pm, Coal Aston Village Hall, Eckington Road, Coal Aston, Dronfield S18 3AX. Details

Closing date for public consultation on the proposed Prohibition of Fracking etc (Scotland) Bill, proposed by MSP Claudia Beamish to banning fracking in Scotland. Details

Saturday 18 February 2017

Leith Hill villagers Saturday gathering, 11am-2pm, Bury Hill Wood, near Leith Hill, Dorking, RH5 6HN. Details

We love the Major Oak, fracking information event, 12 noon-2pm, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Swinecote road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN. Details

Public anti-fracking presentation, 1.30pm, Beighton Lifestyle Centre, High Street, Beighton Sheffield S20 1HE. Details

Caroline Lucas MP, co-leader of the Green Party, meeting Frack Free Isle of Wight, 4pm, Brook Chine, National Trust Car Park, Military Road, Isle of Wight PO30 4HA. Details

Monday 20 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, University of York, Heslington York, YO15 5DD. Details

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-10pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD. Details and contact for venue address.

Frack Free Manchester monthly meeting, 7:15pm, The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE  Details

Frack Free Mansfield meeting, 7:30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB Details

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee to consider proposals to meet Condition 20 of planning permission MO/2016/1848 for oil exploration at Bury Hill Wood. Condition 20 requires Europa Oil & Gas to carry out a pre and post development condition survey of parts of Knoll Road and Coldharbour Lane. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN Meeting agenda and details of condition

Meet the regulators event. Informal information session attended by The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, Public Health England and Doncaster Council staff, 2pm-7pm, Keepmoat Sadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster DN4 5JW

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting to discuss latest developments, future plans and other business, 7.30pm-9pm, The Wyvern Club, Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 8DB

Bolton Against Fracking Horwich meeting, 7:30pm, St. Marys Club, Horwich, Bolton BL6 5 Details

Thursday 23 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Insider’s guide to the Advertising Standards Authority and Committees of Advertising Practice, 9am-11.30am, Advertising Standards Authority, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QT. Details and booking (£60)

Derbyshire Times Facebook Live event about fracking with representatives of INEOS Shale. 12.30pm at https://www.facebook.com/derbyshiretimes/ Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire on SheffieldLive, 4pm-5pm, 93.2FM and online at http://web.sheffieldlive.org/shows/sounzaboutright/

Reclaim the Power and Bassetlaw Against Fracking Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, Retford Labour Hall, New Street, Retford DN22 6EG. Details

Are we going to be fracked? presentation, 7.30pm, Zion URC Church Hall, 21 Langsett Road South, Oughtibridge S35 0GX. Details

Frack Free Northwich AGM, 7:30–10:30pm, The Penny Black Wetherspoons, 110 Witton Street, Northwich CW9 5AB Details

‘From Seismic Faults to Social Fracking – a Rocky Guide to Communicating Public Science’. Free lecture by presenter and lecturer Professor Iain Stewart. 7.30pm, The Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW, Details

Screening of Groundswell Rising, hosted by Frack Free North Somerset, 8pm-10pm, The Bell Inn, Banwell, 1 The Square, Banwell BS29 6BL. Details

Friday 24 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

First day of Earth First Winter Moot, weekend of campaign updates, networking, planning, solidarity and socialising, beginning at 6pm, MERCI, Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street, Manchester M4 7HR. £25/£30 including vegan meals and accommodation. Details and to book

Frack Free Dearne Valley present Dash for Gas film screening, 7pm, Ings lane Sports and Social Club, Vancouver Drive, Bolton-upon-Dearne S63 8DT. Details 

Frack Free Exmoor, Quantocks and Sedgemoor screening of Groundswell Rising, 7-9pm, Taunton Quaker Meeting House, 13 Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4EP Details

Frack Free Ashfield Social Evening, 7:30pm, Chand Indian Cuisine, 8 Toothill Road, Mansfield NG18 1NW Details

An illustrated talk by Peter Golding – local geologist and tutor – answering questions such as: What exactly is fracking? Will it affect my property? Is it safe? Do we really need it? Organised by The Wildlife Trusts, 7.30pm-9.45pm, the The Salvation Army Hall, Portland Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 6EG. Details

Saturday 25 February 2017

Second day of Earth First Winter Moot, weekend of campaign updates, networking, planning, solidarity and socialising, all day, MERCI, Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street, Manchester M4 7HR. £25/£30 including vegan meals and accommodation. Details and to book

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

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

Anti-fracking Mardi Gras funeral procession for Bury Hill Wood, near Dorking, 11am-6pm. Start 11am at Dorking Railway Station, follow A25 through Dorking, then up Coldharbour Lane to Bury Hill Wood. Expected to take two hours. Details 

Leith Hill villagers Saturday gathering, 11am-2pm, Bury Hill Wood, near Leith Hill, Dorking, RH5 6HN

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Don’t frack Lancs national rally, 11am-2pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

March Against Fracking, 12 noon, from The Queen, 135 High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF and 1pm from Eckington Market Place, Market Street, Eckington, to Butcher’s Arms, Main Road, Marsh Lane, S21 5RH. Details

Blessing water and earth at Preston New Road. Water is life event. 2pm-4pm. More to follow. Details

Sunday 26 February 2017

Final day of Earth First Winter Moot, weekend of campaign updates, networking, planning, solidarity and socialising, ending at 4pm, MERCI, Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street, Manchester M4 7HR. £25/£30 including vegan meals and accommodation. Details and to book

Monday 27 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, County Durham DL1 1SG. Details

Gift of the Gab How to be amazing at talking about fracking training session. 7pm-9pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Frack Free Scalby, Burniston & Cloughton Group, 7pm, Cloughton Hall, Mill Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Yo13 0AB. Details

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Meet the BGS drop-in event on environmental baseline monitoring in the Fylde. 3pm-8pm, Boys Brigade, Carr Lane, Treales, Kirkham PR4 3SS.

Keep East Lancashire Frack Free meeting, 7pm, The Old Library, Colne Road, Burnley BB10 1LL Details

Organisation meeting and evidence gathering for Gayzer Frackman’s statutory challenge over Preston New Road, 7pm, Lytham Cricket Club, Church Road, Lytham FY8 5QD. Details and link to fundraising page: crowdjustice.org/case/demandtheban

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, Sunshine House Community Hub, Wellington Street, Wigan WN1 3 SA. Details

Coming up later

March 2017

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee meeting. The agenda includes applications LCC/2014/0047NM1 and LCC/2017/0016 by Cuadrilla to change the condition on noise and rig height at its Becconsall Exploration Site, off Bonny Barn Road, Hundred End Banks. 10am, Cabinet Room B, the Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ. Details

Scheduled date for a court hearing for Louise Hammond on a charge of obstructing the highway at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. 10am, Blackpool Magistrates Court, Civic Centre, Chapel Street, Blackpool, FY1 5DQ

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Pavilion Cafe, Ashton Gardens, St Georges Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 2AE. Details

Haxby & Wigginton Against Fracking meeting,  7:30-9:30pm, Haxby Sports Bar, North Lane, Haxby YO32 3JP Details

Frack Free North Somerset open meeting, 7.30pm-10.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3BZ. Details

Frack Free Bridlington meeting, 7.30pm, The Windsor, Windsor Crescent, Bridlington.

Thursday 2 March 2017

British Geological Survey drop-in event about its Vale of Pickering environmental baseline monitoring, 2pm-8pm, Kirby Misperton Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XN

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Venue, Gadbrook Road, Rudheath, Northwich CW9 7JL. Details

Eckington Against Fracking public meeting, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA Details

Friday 3 March 2017

Flying high to finish fracking. Fundraising event for one of the legal challenges to permission for fracking at Preston New Road. 9.30am-11.30am, Suffolk. Details and link to fundraising page: crowdjustice.org/case/demandtheban

Scheduled date for court hearing of Louise Hammond, Jared Dunne, Edward Thornton and Joseph Boyd on charges of failing to comply with a prohibited assembly police direction at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. 10am, Blackpool Magistrates Court, Civic Centre, Chapel Street, Blackpool, FY1 5DQ

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, Next to Nowhere Social Centre basement, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY. Details

Frack Free Somerset screening of The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, 7pm-10pm, Wildgoose Space, 228 Mina Road, St. Werburghs, BS2 9YP Details

Saturday 4 March 2017

Free Power Up event hosted by Friends Of the Earth on using the legal and plannign systems to fight fracking, 10.30am-5pm, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3, Details and to book a place

Frack-Free Folk Jam, 7-11pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wimborne Road, Poole BH152EG Details

Tuesday 7 March 2017

9am deadline for applications to the 2017 Campaign Bootcamp. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Cafe, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Short debate called by Lord Truscott on the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the UK. Afternoon, House of Lords, London SW1A 1AA. Details

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Walk the No Fracking Way. Day 1: Kirby Misperton-Easingwold. Details

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.

Bolton Against Fracking Monthly Meeting7pm, Cotton Tree Pub, Bolton BL1 2NP Details

Thursday 9 March 2017

Walk the No Fracking Way. Day 2:Easingwold-Harrogate. Details

Frack Free Cleveland meeting, 6pm, Saltburn House Hotel bar, Marine Parade, Saltburn, Redcar and Cleveland TS12 1BX. Details

Frack Free Kirton in Lindsey meeting about Wressle appeal, 7pm, The Yarborough Hunt pub, 49 Bridge Street, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 8NS. Details

Public meeting on fracking, 7pm, St. Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, St. Mary’s Church, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AU. Details 

No Fracking Way social meet, 7pm-11.30pm, Major Tom’s Social, 3 The Ginnel, Harrogate, HG1 2RB Details

Friday 10 March 2017

Walk the No Fracking Way. Day 3: Harrogate-Silsden. Details

Saturday 11 March 2017

Fracking in Bassetlaw awareness stall, 10am-1pm, Carolgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 6DY. Details

Walk the No Fracking Way. Day 4: Silsden-Longridge. Details

Frack Free Cleveland meeting, 2pm-4pm, Saltburn House Hotel Bar, Marine Parade, Saltburn, Redcar and Cleveland, TS12 1BX. Details

Leicestershire Against Onshore Drilling Springtime Frack-Free Festival, 2-5pm, location tbc Details

Sunday 12 March 2017

Walk the No Fracking Way. Day 5: Longridge-Preston New Road. Details

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

Tuesday 14 March 2017

All Party Parliamentary Group on unconventional oil and gas meeting The Case for Shale Gas, with Gareth Redmond-King, WWF-UK and Ken Cronin, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, 10am-11am, Houses of Parliament (by invitation)

Wednesday 15 March 2017

First day of two statutory challenges by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman against the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test up to four shale gas wells at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 9.30am, the High Court, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street, Manchester M60 9DJ.

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.

Frack Free Ashfield film screening and introduction to fracking presentation, 7.30pm-10pm, Triple S Snooker and Social Club, Mansfield Road, Skegby, Nottinghamshire NG17 3ED.

Frack Free North Somerset open meeting, 7.30pm-10.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3BZ. Details

Public meeting by Frack Free Formby to discuss plans by Aurora Energy Resources to drill for shale gas in the former Formby Oilfield. 7.30pm, Cricket Club, Cricket Path, Formby, Liverpool L37 7DP. Details

Thursday 16 March 2017

Day two of two statutory challenges by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman against the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test up to four shale gas wells at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 9.30am, the High Court, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street, Manchester M60 9DJ.

Friday 17 March 2017

Day three of two statutory challenges by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman against the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, to grant planning permission to Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test up to four shale gas wells at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. 9.30am, the High Court, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street, Manchester M60 9DJ.

Closing date for consultation by Natural England on whether to confirm the West Pennine Moors as a SSSI. Confirmation would help prevent fracking from the surface of the area. Link to consultation

Frack Free York Benefit Extravaganza, 7.30pm-11.30pm, The Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Road, York YO10 4EX. Details

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.

Fracking debate hosted by Leeds Green Party. 7pm-9pm, Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds, LS6 3HN. Details and to register 

Wednesday 22 March 2017

University of Central Lancashire Energy Futures:Global Challenges free public debate. Speakers include: Francis Egan, CEO of Cuadrilla; Mike Tynan, former CEO of Westinghouse UK and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield; Myles Kitcher, MD of Peel Environmental talking about the need to have a balanced energy portfolio; representative of The Green Party, to be confirmed. 6.30-9pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE. Details and to register

Frack Free Chorley & South Ribble monthly meeting,  7:30pm, Trader Jacks, Hollinshead Street, Chorley PR7 1EP. Details

Monday 27 March 2017

Start of Reclaim the Power Break the Chain fortnight of direct action. Plans for the event say “groups across the country will use direct action to disrupt companies supplying services and materials to the fracking industry, aiming to pressure them into dropping contracts. Continues until Monday 10 April 2017. Details 

Wednesday 29 March 2017

UK onshore oil and gas: Policy, planning and future developments conference. Confirmed speakers include: Ken Cronin, UKOOG; Andrew Mullaney, Lancashire County Council; Jonathan Smith, Nottinghamshire County Council; Mark Hill, North York Moors National Park; Sue Manns, Pegasus, Sean McFadynen, EESSA; Tony Smith, Peel Gas and Oil; Tony Almond, HSE; Mark Ellis-Jones, EA; Jim Marshall, Water UK; Gemma James, Environmental Issues; Kevin Hollinrake MP; Neil Rowley, National Grid; Peter Styles, Keele University; Nick Riley, Carboniferous. 8.30am-5pm, city centre venue in Birmingham. Details

Thursday 30 March 2017

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions and energy trends and prices. 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details 

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.

Late March

Likely date for a decision on IGas application for Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire. Details to be confirmed.

April 2017

Sunday 2 April 2017

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

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Cafe, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Sunday 9 April 2017

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

Monday 10 April 2017

Final day of Reclaim the Power Break the Chain fortnight of direct action. Plans for the event say “groups across the country will use direct action to disrupt companies supplying services and materials to the fracking industry, aiming to pressure them into dropping contracts. Started Monday 27 March 2017. Details 

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Thursday 13 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Friday 14 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Saturday 15 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Monday 17 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Thursday 20 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Friday 21 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Saturday 22 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Monday 24 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Thursday 27 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Friday 28 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Saturday 29 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB. Details

May

Monday 1 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Deadline under planning conditions for the start of work at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe, West Sussex. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Thursday 4 May 2017

Local government elections

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 21, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details 

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Friday 5 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Saturday 6 May 2017

Anti-fracking worship for witness, 2pm, summit of Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Sunday 7 May 2017

Start of week-long Campaign Bootcamp, Bore Place, Kent. Details

Monday 8 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Thursday 11 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Friday 12 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Saturday 13 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ. Details

Monday 15 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Thursday 18 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Friday 19 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Saturday 20 May 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET. Details

Wednesday 31 May

Final date for comments on the Scottish Government’s consultation on fracking. Details

June 2017

Thursday 8 June 2017

Next steps for the onshore oil and gas industry. Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar. Speakers include: James Clarke, Deputy Head of Shale Gas, BEIS; Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UKOOG; Mark Ellis-Jones, Project Executive, Onshore Oil & Gas Programme, Environment Agency; and Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey. 9am-1pm, central London. Details and to book

Wednesday 28 June 2017

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

Deadline under planning conditions for work to begin on gas processing plant at Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire. Details

The Energy Exchange hosting The Big Gas, 5:30pm, on Hogan Lovells’ roof top terrace in Central London. Details

Thursday 29 June 2017

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

Friday 30 June 2017

Expiry of initial terms for: PEDL126 which covers Markwells Wood, West Sussex; PEDL241 where Egdon Resources has permission to drill a well at North Kelsey, Lincolnshire; PEDL253 where there is consent for the Biscathrope-2 oil well.

July 2017

Monday 10 July 2017

Start of week-long Campaign Bootcamp, Bore Place, Kent. Details

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council at which Horse Hill planning application (SCC2016/0189) may be discussed. To be confirmed. Details

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.

Thursday 27 July 2017

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 22, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details

September 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017

Deadline under planning conditions for work to start on the West Nash Road site, operated by Sonorex Oil and Gas in Newport. Details

October 2017

Wednesday 25 October 2017

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

November 2017

Thursday 2 November 2017

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 23, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details

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  1. Just a note that tonight (2nd Feb) wind is generating over a quarter of our electricity, and biomass 7%, so taken together renewables generate about a third of our lecky. But just two weeks or so ago that proportion was down to about 6% during a very windless spell of weather. I guess that suggests to me that gas, far from being the enemy of renewables, is in fact an invaluable partner, filling in the gaps in weather dependent supply.

  2. Today, Friday, 3rd Feb Npower has announced one of the largest price rises ever implemented by a large supplier – it will effect 1.4 million UK households.

    On Friday, the gas and electricity giant revealed plans to raise standard tariff electricity prices by 15% from 16 March, and gas prices by 4.8%.

    So more ordinary people in fuel poverty – let’s not beat about the bush, these rises are partly due to subsidies being paid to renewable energy suppliers. Is it worth it. You decide.

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