Diary

Drilling Diary – March 2017

LCC

50+ events in March 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including two statutory challenges against the government approval of fracking at Preston New Road, plus the start of a nationwide fortnight of direct action, as well as court hearings, planning decisions, energy debates, information events, meetings and film screenings.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong. This page will be updated throughout the month with new information. 


Wednesday 1 March 2017

Continuing week-day 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

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

rtp_mobilizer_genericReclaim 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

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

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 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

Monday 6 March 2017

Cuadrilla seeks an injunction over access at its site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool 11.30am, High Court, Manchester Civil and Family Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester M60 9DJ

Tuesday 7 March 2017

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

Executive of North Yorkshire County Council considers responses to Minerals and Waste Joint Plan, 11am, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8AD. 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

Swap work for work. Additional week-day protest against Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 9.30am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. Details 

Bolton Against Fracking Monthly Meeting, 7pm, 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 

Public meeting, Fracking in Scotland, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Porty Wash House, 3 Adelphi Grove, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1AP. 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

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

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

Fossil Fuels v Clean Energy: No Drilling near Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to the Blacksmiths Arms, corner of Adversane Lane, Broadford Bridge, RH14 9JH. 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

Community presentation and discussion hosted by Frack Free Driffield and the Wolds and Frack Free East Yorkshire, doors open 2pm, presentation 3pm, Village Hall, 2 Middle Street, Nafferton,  East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 4JS

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

Publication of recommendation of planning officers on IGas application for a shale gas well at Tinker Lane, north Nottinghamshire. Link to council website

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

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Photo by Steve Fareham [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Question and answer meeting with INEOS, chaired by Cllr Michael Gordon, Marsh Lane Community Hall, Main Road, Marsh Lane. Details

Frack Free Ashfield film screening and introduction to fracking presentation, 7pm-8.30pm, 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.

Scheduled date for hearing for case against Peter Yankowski, a photojournalist arrested during a slow-walking protest of vehicles from A E Yates in Bolton. Manchester Magistrates Court, Crown Square, Manchester M60 1PR

Friday 17 March 2017

Friday against Fracking, protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH. Details

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

Saturday 18 March 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire fracking awareness stall and petition, 11am-1pm, Clock Corner, Baxter Gate, Doncaster. Details

Weekly Saturday gathering about Broadford Bridge well, 2pm-4pm, next to the Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Aversane Lane, nr Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9JH

Sunday 19 March 2017

Legal training day by Green & Black Cross and the Network for Police Monitoring,  covering stop and search, arrested procedures and injunctions, 12 noon-6pm, Kirby Misperton Village Hall, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XW. Details

Monday 20 March 2017

Pre-trial hearing for people arrested in January at protests against operations by Angus Energy at Brockham, near Dorking in Surrey, 10am, Redhill Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Road, Redhill RH1 6DH.

Deadline for comments on application for an environmental permit for exploratory oil well at Wood Barn Farm, Adversane Lane, Broadford Bridge, nr Billingshurst, West Sussex. Details

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning and licensing committee to consider IGas’s Tinker Lane application for exploratory shale gas drilling. 10.30am, County Hall, West Bridgeford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details

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

Taking back control. Meeting on holding councils to account, hosted by Stroud District Green Party. 7.30pm-9pm, The Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AP. Details

What you can do about fracking. Presentation by Phil Daly of Sheffield Against Fracking, 8pm-10.30pm, Queens, 135  High Street, Mosborough S20 5AF. Details

Wednesday 22 March 2017

On yer bike Cuadrilla. Protest event at Preston New Road fracking site to reclaim the cycle lane, 8am-6pm, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH. Details

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee at which Europa’s landscape management plan for Bury Hill Wood will  be discussed. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

Presentation by Peter Allison of the Joint Executive Board of Yorkshire Local Council Association. 7pm, Firbeck Village Hall, New Road, Firbeck S81 8JY. Details

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

Thursday 23 March 2017

Mosborough fracking meeting, chaired by Clive Betts MP, with INEOS, Sheffield City Council, the Environment Agency and Mosborough Against Fracking.7.30pm, Mosborough Primary School, New School Road, Mosborough S20 5ES. Details

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, the Beehive Pub, 16 Union Street, Harthill, S26 7YH. Details

Friday 24 March 2017

Clowne anti-fracking presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7.30pm, Clowne Community Centre, Recreation Close, Clowne, S43 4PL. Details

Film screening of Gasland, 7.30pm, Hilton Parish Church, Tomatin Road, Inverness IV2 4UA. Details

Saturday 25 March 2017

Know your rights workshop hosted by Manchester Green and Black Cross, 1pm-4pm at a venue be confirmed. Details

Public Fossil Free Training Tour creative action and media training workshop, organised by 350.org and People & Planet, 11am-4pm, Newcastle University Students’ Unio0n, King’s Road, Newcastle Upon Tynde, NE1 8QC. Details and tickets.

Sunday 26 March 2017

Public Fossil Free Training Tour creative action and media training workshop, organised by 350.org and People & Planet, 11am-4pm, Liverpool Social Centre, 94 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY. Details and tickets

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 

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Happy Monday maracas player, Bez, visits Blackpool & Fylde Community Protection Camp (FY4 5LU) at about 10am, then on to New Hope Community Action Camp (FY4 5JR) and then the Preston New Road shale gas site (PR4 3PH). Details

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Public presentation: Fracking and the potential impact on Frodsham, 6.30pm-7pm, Frodsham Town Council. Details

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Frack Free Mansfield Meeting, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB. 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  DrillOrDrop requested a press pass for this event but the organisers were unable to provide one. If anyone is attending and would like to report on the presentations please get in touch

Angus Energy annual general meeting,  10.00 a.m. at the offices of Fladgate LLP, 16 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG. Details

Dronfield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Gosforth Lodge Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Thursday 30 March 2017

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

Closing date for planning application PA/2017/268 by Egdon Resources to vary condition 24 of MIN/2013/0281 to allow the retention of the Wressle well site for a further 12 months. Details

Ministerial statement scheduled on unconventional oil and gas, after 2.30pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh. Details

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, The Regent Weatherspoon’s pub, Diamond Avenue, Kingsway, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7BQ.

Friday 31 March 2017

Final date for Nottinghamshire County Council to finalise legal agreement required for planning consent for IGas application  to drill for shale gas at Springs Road, Misson.

Flying high to finish fracking. Parachute jump to raise money for Geza Frackman legal challenge. 10.30am-1.30pm, Suffolk. Details

Energy, democracy and the challenge of fracking. Panel debate at Global Green Congress, Liverpool ACC Conference Centre, Albert Dock, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 Details

Film screening of Living with Fracking followed by Q&A with the film-makers, Jo and Steve White from Ryedale. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm, Shipton Community Centre, A19 Main Street, Shipton York YO30 1AA.

Coming up later

April 2017

Saturday 1 April 2017

Anti-fracking freshwater flashmob, 11.30am-1pm, Barclays, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BB. Details

April fools day Saturday event, 12 noon-3pm, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH. Details

Community meeting for local anti-fracking campaigners, 12 noon, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, corner field of junction of Kirby Misperton Road and Malton Road, opposite the Bean Sheaf garage, poscode YO17 6UE. Details

Stop Barclays funding fracking in Yorkshire – Friends of the Earth event in Leeds, 2pm-4pm, Barclays Bank, 69 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AA. Details

It’s no joke: Drill due any day now. Photo opportunity about UKOG’s Broadford Bridge well, organised by Frack Free Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, the Green, Billingshurst RH14 9JH. Details

Sunday 2 April 2017

Fossil Free training tour, public action and media training, organised by 350.org and People & Planet.12 noon-5pm, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG. Details

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

Monday 3 April 2017

Frack Free Dearne Valley meeting, 5pm, United Reformed Church hall, High Street, West Melton, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, S63 6RG. Details

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Fraclays event, organised by Frack Free Bristol, 12 noon-2pm, outside Barclays Bank, 53-55 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3BB. Details

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

Climate Change and Work: International Perspectives, 6.30pm-9pm, Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD, contact for more details

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Fraclays event in Clifton, organised by Frack Free Bristol, 12 noon-2pm, outside Barclays Bank, 86 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RB. Details

Swap work for work … again, anti-fracking protest, 9.30am-5.30pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH. Details

Friends of the Earth anti-fracking regional quarterly meeting, 7pm-10pm, CPRE South Yorkshire offices, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF. Details

Haxby and Wigginton Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Haxby Sports Bar, North Lane, Haxby, York YO32 3JP. Details

Thursday 6 April 2017

Public drop-in exhibition, hosted by INEOS Shale, about plans for vertical coring well on land off Bramleymoor Lane Marsh Lane, 2pm-7.30pm, Marsh Lane Community Centre, Main Road, Marsh Lane, Sheffield, S Yorkshire S21 5RH.

Eckington Against Fracking meeting, 7pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare, Pyewipe Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Sheffield Against Fracking, 8pm-10pm, Mosborough Miners Club, Station Road, Mosborough S20 5AD. Details

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, The Beehive Pub, 16 Union Street, Harthill S26 7YH. Details

Saturday 8 April 2017

A voice for Leith Hill information stall, 9.30am-2pm, outside SpecSavers, High Street, Dorking. Details

Solidarity picnic – Break the Chain, Say No to Barclays. Love Equality event, 12.30pm-2.30pm, outside Barclays Bank, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BB. 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 

Thorpe Salvin Parish Council meeting includes fracking on the agenda, 7pm, St Peter’s Church, Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham S80 3JP. Details

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Egdon Resources plc due to announce interim results for the six months ending 31 January 2017. Details

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting, Queen’s Pub, 135 High Street, Mosborough S20 5AF. Details

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

Closing date for comments on environmental permit application by Kimmeridge Oil & Gas Ltd (UKOG subsidiary) for Broadford Bridge site, Wood Barn Farm, Adversane Lane, Billingshurst RH14 9ED. Details

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

Sunday 16 April 2017

Love cycling, hate fracking, awareness raising at Tour de Retford, Market Square, Retford Nottinghamshire DN22 6DR. Details

Meeting about oil drilling site at Brockham, 2pom-4.30pm, Village Hall, Brockham Green, Brockham BH3 7JJ. Details

Monday 17 April 2017

Eckington Against Fracking Easter event, The Butchers, Marsh Lane, Eckington. Details tbc

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

Frack Free Yeovil, 7pm-9.30pm, East Street, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9BE. Details

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

Frack Free Lincs campaign meeting, 7pm, Tap and Spile Pub, 1 Hungate, Lincoln LN1 1ES

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

Meeting of the cabinet on Bassetlaw District Council to consider unconventional gas extraction on council land, 6.30pm, Retford Town Hall, 17 The Square, Retford DN22 6DE. Details

Holy landlady and her reckless (fracking) tenant. Presentation by Chandra Vemury, who arbitrates on behalf of the planet and makes the case for a tenancy agreement between the planet (as landlady) and the human race (as tenants). Exploration for fracking will be challenged, the publicity says. 6pm-8pm, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley TS1 3BX. Details

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

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Crofton Avenue, Yeovil BA21 4DL. Contact for more 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

Public meeting organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley, Mexborough. Details to be confirmed.

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

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Hebden Bridge. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

Sunday 14 May 2017

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Hebden Bridge. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

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

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD. Contact for more details

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

Friday 26 May 2017

Amber Valley anti-fracking campaign concert with Winter Wilson. 8pm-11pm, The Queen’s Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FF. Details

Wednesday 31 May 2017

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

June 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Nottingham. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

Sunday 4 June 2017

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Nottingham. Continues on Sunday 14 May Details and application

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 seen a FB post that the rig is up at the KM site. Might be worth checking.

    Barbara

    From: DRILL OR DROP? To: barbara.martin@talk21.com Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 8:25 AM Subject: [New post] Drilling Diary – March 2017 #yiv4545195558 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv4545195558 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv4545195558 a.yiv4545195558primaryactionlink:link, #yiv4545195558 a.yiv4545195558primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv4545195558 a.yiv4545195558primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv4545195558 a.yiv4545195558primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv4545195558 WordPress.com | Ruth Hayhurst posted: “50+ events in March 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including two statutory challenges against the government approval of fracking at Preston New Road, plus the start of a nationwide fortnight of direct action, as well as court hearings,” | |

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