Diary

What’s happening this week? 17-23 April 2017

Greg Clark speaking

In this week’s listings: energy ministers questioned by parliamentary select committee, plus performances, presentations, meetings, film screenings and four events near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.

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 April and beyond here


Monday 17 April 2017

Eckington Against Fracking Easter event, including Easter bonnet parade, raffle, tombola and stalls, 1pm, The Butchers, Marsh Lane, Eckington. Details 

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

Invitation by Team Frack Free to Lancashire councillors to visit the neighbourhood of Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, with screening of drone footage and information boards. 8.30am-6pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

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Drone image of Preston New Road. Photo: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nanas of Lancashire

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

Fight against a fracked future, meeting hosted by Bolsover Against Fracking, 7pm, Oxcroft Miners Welfare, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, Chesterfield S44 6AG. Details

Frack Free Greater Manchester monthly meeting, 7.15pm-10.15pm, Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ. Details

Cafe Scientific event: What the Frac? Talk by Alun Griffiths on fracking, the risks and the implications of supplying energy to Didcot power station from shale gas wells. 7.30pm, Cornerstone arts centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE. 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

Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (pictured left), Jesse Norman MP, Under-Secretary of State for Industry and Energy, (pictured right) and Nick Hurd MP, Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change questioned by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on impact of Brexit on energy and climate policy. 9.30am, Committee room 6, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA. Details

First meeting of New Frack Free Skelmersdale, with guest speaker, Maureen Mills, 7pm, Parish Hall, Crawford Village, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 9QP. Details

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

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

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Frack Free Scarborough twice monthly group meeting, 7pm-8.30pm, Scarborough Railwayman’s Social Club, Central Railway Station, Wesborough, Scarborough YO11 1TN. Details

Film screening of The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas followed by Q and A, hosted by Frack Free Exmoor, Quantocks and Sedgemoor, 7.30pm, Chedzoy Village Hall, Front Street, Bridgwater TA7 8RE. 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

Fancy dress Friday protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 9am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

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

Warsop: are we going to be fracked meeting, hosted by Frack Free Nottinghamshire, 7pm-9pm, Oaklands Centre, Oakfield Lane, Warsop NG20 OJE. Details

Fracking debate for Labour Party members with speakers Cate Dixon, of Sheffield Against Fracking, and Peter Reilly, of INEOS Shale, 7pm, Wortley Hall,Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DB. Details

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

Night-time vigil with torches and candle light in protest at Cuadrilla’s plans to hydraulically frack at Preston New Road, 8pm-midnight, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 22 April 2017

Solidarity Saturday, organised by Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE. Details

Water protectors hear the call. Earth Day event with sing, dance, drumming followed by walk to the Preston New Road shale gas site to honour water. 12 noon-2.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Bender building workshops, hosted by Leith Hill Protectors, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm, Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane, near Leith Hill, Dorkng RH5 6HN. Details

Climate bloc: March for Science, 12 noon-4pm, London. Details and tickets

March for science

Summer of love and unity event, 12 noon-midnight, Woolston and Thelwall Protection Camp, WA3 6DR. Details and directions

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail.comfor more details

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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

7 replies »

  1. GREENEST UK ELECTRICITY IN OVER 100 YEARS.
    Let’s hope it continues this week …from mygridGB…

    “On Saturday, strong winds and solar combined with low demand brought record volumes of low carbon electricity online, which briefly provided 73% of power. That meant that for only the second time in my record, carbon emissions fell below 140gCO2eq./kWh. In fact, Saturday saw what I believe to be the greenest electricity produced in this country for over a century. ”

    This positive news stems from the partnership of renewables with nuclear and gas electricity production.

  2. The anti brigade are digging their own PR grave. The original local protestors voices has now given way to the typical hippy style protest seen at Faslane etc. These people are deemed as a mere nuisance to the ordinary British public. Game over.

    • GottaBKidding. I think the ordinary British public will find the commercial scale fracking that the government and industry are planning will be far more than a ‘mere nuisance.’ It will be an unmitigated disaster for the public and the environment for generations to come. By then though it will be too late for locals, hippies or anyone else to prevent. Be careful what you wish for.

      • Pauline. Take a chill pill and don’t believe all the gossip you hear. I don’t need to wish. Exploration is around the corner and if we like what we see you can be certain fracking is going to happen.

  3. What’s so good about green energy, I have a neighbor that has put up two windmills, One can no longer sit in the garden and read a book for the noise generated by the blades, it’s constant, during the night through double glazed windows, if you stir slightly awake, your sure as hell not going back to sleep soon.

    • Green energy has made very few people exceptionally wealthy and passed the bill to the rest of us. I’ve no idea why the mugs keep falling for it. At least with old school O&G you know where the money goes. The corruption in green energy is ridiculous yet we never hear about it.

  4. One thing that’s happening this week is that we’re producing far less CO2, fugitive methane and polluting gases than we did 25 years ago.

    DBEIS figures show thee UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 6% in 2016. Carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, was down 7% in 2016 on the previous year, largely as a result of less use of coal for electricity generation and the closure of SSI steelworks at Redcar in September 2015. Energy sector emissions were down 19% year on year as coal plants closed or switched to biomass and there was more use of gas, a less polluting fossil fuel.

    The amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the energy supply sector has fallen by more than half (54%) since 1990, the baseline year for greenhouse gas emissions. Overall the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions have dropped by 42% since 1990, and carbon dioxide output is down 37% since then.

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