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What’s happening this week? 27 February-5 March 2017

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Cuadrilla’s Becconsall shale gas exploration site

In this week’s listings

  • Lancashire County Council considers planning applications for changed conditions on restoration at Cuadrilla’s site at Becconsall
  • Five Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour events 
  • Court hearings for people arrested at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
  • Two British Geological Survey drop-in events

Plus meetings, workshops, a film screening and fundraisers

Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.

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 British Geological Society 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

Wednesday 1 March 2017

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

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

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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

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

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

Free screening of A Groundswell Rising, organised by local residents concerned about potential fracking and drilling Weston-Super-Mare and North Somerset , 7.30pm, St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Road, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 7PW

Friday 3 March 2017

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

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

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 planning systems to fight fracking, 10.30am-5pm, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3, Details and to book a place

Leith Hill Solidarity Saturday, 11am-6pm, Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane, near Leith Hill, Dorking RH5 6HN. Details

Rachael Maskell, Labour MP for York Central, to visit Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, 11.30am, just off Kirby Misperton Road, YO17 6UE.

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

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  1. What’s in the words? Just come across news of the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit in he centre of Gateshead. It runs a couple of CHP gas powered electricity generating turbines described by the operators as “low carbon” and the waste heat from the operation is used close-by to heat houses and businesses. It attracts an incentive electricity price of over £80. So as long as you manage to keep an image as “low carbon” and emphasise the re-use of waste, you can build in the middle of town no problem. How about that for Blackpool, providing cheap heating to its B&B’s.

    It reminds me a little of a leaflet I got from East Sussex explaining what they do with the recycled rubbish, well they sort and sell on what they can, but the rest is used as a “high calorific fuel” – oh that’s OK then as long as you don’t burn it!

  2. Just noticed, the unit above is called the Gateshead District Energy Centre…..”thank God it’s not a power station – that would so bad,…. like poison the water… really awful…like kill everything …why can’t people just leave nature alone …like in the olden days.. I’d like a windmill in my garden, that would be so cool ..then we could have all the energy as we wanted… un maybe a log fire for winter…we could cut down our logs and be really cosy.”

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