What’s happening this week? 6-12 March 2017


Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. Photo: Roseacre Awareness Group

In this week’s listings

  • Cuadrilla goes to the High Court to seek an injunction over Preston New Road
  • North Yorkshire County Council considers responses to its minerals plan
  • House of Lords debate on shale gas benefits

Plus meetings, awareness-raising walk, information events and demonstrations.

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

Events listing for the rest of March and beyond here

Monday 6 March 2017

Ongoing roadside protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road Site, Little Plumpton, Lancashire PR4 3PJ. Details

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

Short debate called by Lord Truscott on the economic and environmental benefits of shale gas development in the UK, after 11am, House of Lords, London SW1A 1AA. Details

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

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

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

No fracking anywhere demonstration against fracking, 2pm-3pm, the Cyril Hart Arboretum, near Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL. 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

5 replies »

  1. It would make a refreshing change is the Lords actually debated the negatives of fracking and then there might actually be some balance!

  2. Background to Lord Truscott

    “works with a variety of companies in the field of non-renewable resource extraction. Previously somewhat low-profile in British politics, he made headlines in 2009 as one of four Labour peers named by the Sunday Times as being willing to accept money to help companies amend bills that would have an adverse effect on them.[2] He consequently became one of the first peers suspended from the House of Lords since the 17th century.”


  3. What a big mud pool. All that work digging up dirt for 2 months of work. Surely the protesters have achieved more than Cuadrilla for all their power and resources.

  4. News from Carbon Brief this week

    All told, CO2 emissions in 2016 were around 36% below 1990 levels, why? well mainly because coal has been crushed by the carbon price and the rise of renewables and gas in combination ….. that’s it so gas works with renewables because it’s lower carbon than coal and works as a back-up when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Either that, nuclear or wood chips.

    [Moderator: The 36% drop refers to UK emissions. Globally, emissions rose 61% between 1990 and 2013

    US emissions rose 7% between 1990 and 2014

  5. I’m very worried about the possible harmful effects of herbal tea. I see from the news that two people in San Francisco have become ill after drinking herbal tea. In my view we should ban herbal tea immediately and never attempt to drink it again until it can be conclusively shown that herbal teas will never ever become contaminated again and that therefore no-one will ever be harmed. I realise herbal tea is a healthy substitute for caffeine based beverages and that 100,000 people drink herbal teas every day. without harm but the risk is just too great. Keep it on the bush!

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