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Drilling diary – July 2017

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60+ events in July about fracking and onshore oil and gas, including Reclaim the Power’s promised Rolling Resistance against shale gas development in Lancashire, plus planning and information meetings, council decisions, training, presentations and exhibitions.

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


Saturday 1 July 2017

Start of Reclaim The Power’s month of “Rolling Resistance” against fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool. Details and DrillOrDrop report

Coastal protectors – SW regional gathering against fracking, 10am-5pm, Milton Baptist Church, Baytree Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 9HJ. Details

No Fracking Way bike ride in N E Derbyshire and S Yorkshire. Circular route starts at Marsh Lane and takes in villages of Ridgeway, Mosborough, Killamarsh, Harthill, Barlborough, Renishaw, Staveley, Whittington, Unstone, Dronfield and Coal Aston. Meet at 11am at Butchers Arms, Marsh Lane, Sheffield S21 5RH departing at 11.30am. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking at Sharrow Festival, 12 noon-8pm, Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield. Details 

Mosborough Against Fracking stall at Mosborough School Summer Fair, 12 noon-4pm, Mosborough Primary School, New School Road, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5ES. Details

Lancashire Communities Family Fun Day and ‘Hub’ Launch, hosted by Reclaim the Power and local groups, 12 noon-4pm, Maple Farm polytunnels, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE. Details

Eckington Against Fracking stall, Eckington Festival, 1pm-5pm, Junior School Field, off Stead Street, Eckington.

Action planning meeting, hosted by Fossil Free West Yorkshire Pension Fund, 2pm-4pm, BCB Radio, 11 Rawson Road, City of Bradford BD1 3SH. Details

Sunday 2 July 2017

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at Warsop Carnival, 10am-5pm, The Carrs, Market Warsop NG20 0SF. Details

Blackpool legal observer training, hosted by Reclaim the Power and Green and Black Cross. 11.30am-5.30pm, Maple Farm Nursery Gardens, Moss House Lane, Westby, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 3PE. Details

Monday 3 July 2017

Ongoing: Protest at gates of PR Marriott Drilling Ltd, Springwater House, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, S45 9BQ. Details

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details 

Frack Free Lincolnshire rally against Egdon Resources’ plans for oil production at Wressle. 1pm, The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1AB

Meeting of North Lincolnshire Council planning committee to hear application for long-term oil production by Egdon Resources at its Wressle site near Scunthorpe. 2pm, The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1AB  Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation and public meeting by Frack Free South Yorkshire and Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Staveley, Derbyshire S43 3JL. Details

Norfolk Against Fracking meeting, 7pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1DD. Details

Public meeting about fracking, organised by Chatham and Aylesford Labour Party, with speakers: Barry Gardiner MP, shadow minister for energy & climate change; Vince Maple,  Labour party candidate in the last election; Philip Pearson,  former TUC lead on energy & climate change; Dr Jill Sutcliffe, campaigner & expert on the Weald; Kathryn McWhirter, freelance writer; and Geza Tarjanyi, known as Gayzer Frackman, community campaigner. 7.30pm, Aylesford Village Club, 57 Rochester Road, Aylesford, ME20 7BS

Tuesday 4 July 2017

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details 

The future of 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; Naomi Lohde-Thompson, Friends of the Earth; Nicola Pitts, National Grid; Stephen Sanderson, UK Oil and Gas Investments; Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey; Simon Tilling, Burges Salmon; John Williams, Poyru. 9am-1pm, Royal Overseas League, St James Street, London SW1A 1LR. Details and to book

Follow-up meeting about fracking to last week’s meeting at Lowther Pavilion Theatre. Meet at 6.45pm for 7pm outside Lowther Gardens Cafe or come to the venue across the road at  The Green (in front of Lowther Gardens), Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5QF.

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Minchinton’s Close, Norton-sub-Hamdon, TA14 6SX. POSTPONED UNTIL 11 JULY 2017

Frack Free Pickering meeting, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 9 Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AX.

Are We going To Be Fracked? Presentation and public meeting, 7pm-9pm, Blyth Memorial Hall, Blyth, Nottinghamshire S81 8EW. Details

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

Wednesday 5 July

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details 

Protest at INEOS presentation to Frodsham Town Council, 6.30pm-9pm, Castle Park, Frodsham WA6 6SB. Details

Meeting of Unconventional Extraction of Oil and Gas Working Group of Frodsham Town Council, including presentation by INEOS Shale, 7pm, Castle Park, Frodsham WA6 6SB. Details 

Anti-fracking regional quarterly meeting, organised by Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, CPRE offices, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF. Details

Sustainable Chard event: informal presentation and discussion on fracking and its implications for Chard and the UK with guest speaker Mike Vickery, of Frack Free Yeovil. 7pm-10pm, Eleos, 28 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset TA20 1PT. Details

Thursday 6 July 2017

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details 

Harthill Against Fracking public meeting, 7pm, Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, S26 7YL Details

What is fracking? Skeptics in the pub meeting, 7.30pm, O’Connells Pub, 29-41 Bedford Street, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough TS1 2LL. Details

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

Friday 7 July 2017

Not here, not anywhere mas demo/rolling resistance, hosted by Reclaim the Power, 8am-9pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 2PR. Details

Food growers against fracking. Dinner, cake, film and talk, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Kebelee, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JY. Details

Saturday 8 July 2017

Sheffield and Penistone and Stocksbridge Against Fracking stall at Stannington Carnival, Stannington Park, Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at Beeston Carnival, 10am-5pm, UPP Broadgate Park, Turnpike Lane, Beeston NG9 2RX. Details

KM protection camp community weekend 170708Frack Free Community Weekend, starting 12 noon, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, YO17 6UE. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Harthill Carnival and Show Day, 12.15pm, Spen’s Field Woodall Lane, Harthill, Rotherham. To be confirmed. Details

Sunday 9 July 2017

Frack Free Community Weekend, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, YO17 6UE. Details

Frack Free Doncaster stall at Townfields Gala, 12 noon-5pm, Doncaster. Details

Eckington Against Fracking stall, Ridgeway Carnival, 12noon-5pm, Ridgeway Sports and Social Centre, Main Road, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XR

Frack Free Penistone & Stocksbridge stall, Broomhead Carnival, 12 noon-5pm, Broohead Park, Wigtwizzle, near Bolsterstone D36 3ZA.

Monday 10 July 2017

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

Meeting of Frack Free Gilling East and surrounding villages, 7.30pm, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, Kirby Misperton Road, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Fracking organising meeting, 7pm, Lytham Cricket Club, Church Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 5QD.

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Minchinton’s Close, Norton-sub-Hamdon, TA14 6SX. Details

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Greenpeace local groups go to Preston new road, 9am-5pm, Cuadrilla shale gas exploration site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Blackpool FY4 5JS. Details

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council at which Horse Hill planning application (SCC2016/0189) and plans for Bury Hill Wood (SCC Ref 2016/0170 and SCC Ref 2008/0169  may be discussed. To be confirmedDetails

Angus Energy conference call for investors, 4.30pm bst. The company says Executive Chairman Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius and Managing Director Paul Vonk will give a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. To participate in this conference call, dial in to 0808 109 0700 (UK Toll Free) or +44 (0) 20 3003 2666 (Standard International) using the participant password “Angus”. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hotel, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Details

Thursday 13 July 2017

Expected start of time limit for comments on INEOS Shale’s planning application for a shale gas well at Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, north east Derbyshire.

Friday 14 July 2017

Bolton against fracking, Bolton and Wigan diggers and Frack Free Wigan Leigh & Makerfield visit Cuadrilla’s site at Preston New Road, 9am-9pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool. Details

Friends of the Earth Scotland Summer Weekender, campaign planning for fossil free Scotland, 3pm on Friday 14 July-1.30pm on Sunday 16 July, Wiston Lodge, Millrig Road, Biggar, ML12 6HT. Details and to book

Mass demo: Green jobs, renewables, divest/invest, including, breakfast, rally, workshops, dinner. 8am-6pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool. Details

Quakers Against Fracking event

Divest from fossil fuels meeting by Quakers Against Fracking, 11am-12 noon, Preston New Road, Blackpool, FY3 9 Details

Screening of The Bentley Effect with guest speakers, 7.30pm, Dorking Green Room Theatre, rear of Dorking Halls, Dorking, RH4 1AA. Details

Saturday 15 July 2017

Friends of the Earth Fossil Free Organisers Weekend Training, 10am-5pm, Park Barn, Horsham. Details of venue and to book (price free)

Frack Free Doncaster stall at Rossington Summer Festival, 12 noon-6pm, Rossington Miners Welfare Ground, West End Lane, Rossington, Doncaster DN11 0DU. Details

Friends of the Earth Scotland Summer Weekender, campaign planning for fossil free Scotland, 3pm on Friday 14 July-1.30pm on Sunday 16 July, Wiston Lodge, Millrig Road, Biggar, ML12 6HT. Details and to book

Sunday 16 July 2017

Friends of the Earth Fossil Free Organisers Weekend Training, 10am-5pm, Park Barn, Horsham. Details of venue and to book (price free)

Friends of the Earth Scotland Summer Weekender, campaign planning for fossil free Scotland, 3pm on Friday 14 July-1.30pm on Sunday 16 July, Wiston Lodge, Millrig Road, Biggar, ML12 6HT. Details and to book

Monday 17 July 2017

Presentation about fracking by Frack Free East Yorkshire, 6.30pm-9.30pm, North Library, Martongate, Bridlington YO16 6YD. Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation and public meeting by Frack Free South Yorkshire and Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, Killamarsh Community Campus, Stanley Street, Killamarsh S21 1EL

Frack Free Mansfield meeting, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB. Details

Meeting of Frack Free Malton and Norton7.30pm, Blue Ball, Newbiggin, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7JF

Exploratory drilling update and Gift of the Gab training for Misson Community Action Group, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Misson Community Centre, Vicar Lane, Misson, DN10 6EG.

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Meeting of Frack Free Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley, 7.10pm, Friends Meeting House, 79 West End, Kirkbymoorside, York YO62 6AD

Meeting of Frack Free Bolsover, 7pm-9pm, The Oxcroft Institute, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG

Meeting of Tinker Lane Community Action Group, 7.30pm, The Red Hart, Bawtry Road, Blyth S81 8HG. 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. Details

We say no to seismic surveys on county council land. Demonstration 9.15am-12.15pm, outside Nottinghamshire County Council County Hall, West Bridgford NG2 7QP. Details  POSTPONED UNTIL 18 OCTOBER 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017

Green Party MEP for southern England, Keith Taylor, visits opponents of oil exploration at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex, 11am-2pm, Broadford Bridge exploration site, Wood Barn Farm, Adversane Lane, Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst.

The rolling resistance bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool. Details

Friday 21 July 2017

Farmers Against Fracking, mass demonstration about fracking and food, 8am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, FY3 Details

Amber Valley Against Fracking stall at PLC Festival, Belper Rugby Club, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU. Details

Closing date for comments on INEOS’s shale gas exploration well at Common Road, Harthill, Rotherham, Details

Saturday 22 July 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Sheffield Folk Festival, Endcliffe Park, Sheffield S11 7AB. Details

Amber Valley Against Fracking stall at PLC Festival, Belper Rugby Club, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Clowne Well Dressing, roundabout on Mill Green Way, near Wilkinson’s store, Clowne. Details

Solidari-Tea Party to celebrate the anniversary of Balcombe, hosted by Broadford bridge Action Group, 2pm-5pm, The Green Adversane Crossroads, near Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Details

Anti-fracking gig: The Crippens, Litterbug and The Grievous Angels, 8.30pm-12.30am, The Yorkshire House, 2 Parliament Street, Lancaster LA1 1DB. Details

Sunday 23 July 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Sheffield Folk Festival, Endcliffe Park, Sheffield S11 7AB. Details

Solidarity Sunday, 10am-6pm, protest camp, PR Marriott Drilling, Pilsley Road, Danesmor, Clay Cross S45 9BQ. Details

Milton Against Fracking meeting, 1pm-5pm, Colston Milton Parish Church, 20 Eglisay Crescent, Glasgow G22 7P. Details

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire presentation to Sheffield TUC, 7pm, Sheffield Trades and Labour Club, 20 Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QQ. Details

Wednesday 26 July

Women’s Call 2, demonstration outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool, 9.30am-12.30pm, meeting at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Westby Lancashire PR4 3PE. Details

INEOS Community Exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm, Barlborough Village Hall, High Street, Barlborough S43 4TJ. Details

Anti-fracking community event, 2.30pm-7pm, Barlborough, to coincide with INEOS exhibition (see above). Details tbc.

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

Solidarity jam for Blackpool and Fylde Anti-fracking camp, 6.30pm-9pm, Boho Utopia, 485 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4AN. Details

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, Duke of Wellington pub, Church Street, Kirkby in Ashfield, NG17 8LA.

Coming up later

August 2017

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Re-arranged date for start of trial of Joe Haslam, charged with obstruction on 2 March 2017 at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am,  Magistrates Court, Chapel Street, Blackpool. Details

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

Wednesday 2 August

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council at which Horse Hill planning application (SCC2016/0189) and plans for Bury Hill Wood (SCC Ref 2016/0170 and SCC Ref 2008/0169  may be discussed. To be confirmed.

Thursday 3 August 2017

Closing date for public consultation on application to vary Cuadrilla’s environmental permit for Preston New Road. Link to consultation page and documents

Friday 4 August 2017

Closing date for consultation on Environment Agency draft permit for Horse Hill drilling and flow testing. Details and links

Live music fund-raiser in Eckington with Paul Taylor, Eckington Civic Centre, Market Street, Eckington Sheffield S21 4JG. Tickets £5, available in advance at Public Meeting, Eckington Civic Centre or phone 07979 608254. Details

Saturday 5 August 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire walk and rally. To be confirmed.

Monday 7 August 2017

The case against fracking, free event hosted by Leeds Green Party, 7pm, Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 1BL. Details

Thursday 10 August 2017

Expected deadline for comments on INEOS Shale’s planning application for a shale gas well at Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, north east Derbyshire.

Sunday 13 August 2017

Frack Free Penistone and Stocksbridge at South Yorkshire Festival, 12 noon-5pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S36 7DB. Details

Tuesday 15 August 2017

INEOS Community Exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm, Creswell Social Centre, Elmston Road, Cresswell S80 4BH. Details

Meeting of Frack Free Bolsover, 7pm-9pm, The Oxcroft Institute, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG

Saturday 26 August 2017

Environmental March Liverpool 2017, 12 noon-1pm, start and finish point to be announced nearer the time. Details

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Hearing at Court of Appeal in London for appeal against dismissal of statutory challenges made by Preston New Road Action Group and Gayzer Frackman. Both challenges were against the granting of planning permission made by the Communities’ Secretary, Sajid Javid, for drilling, fracking and testing for shale gas at Preston New Road.

Thursday 31 August 2017

Day 2 of court of appeal hearing (see 30 August 2017)

September 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

INEOS Community Exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm Langwith Basset Community Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9RF. Details

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

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Closing date for consultation on minerals and waste joint plan for North Yorkshire and the City of York. Details

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

Friday 8 September 2017

The facts and fiction of Fracking, talk by Julie Richardson, hosted by Friends of Quantock, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Crowcombe Village Hall, Taunton TA4 4AQ. Details

Saturday 9 September 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Rotherham Show, 10am-5.30pm, Clifton Park, Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA. Details

Sunday 10 September 2017

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Rotherham Show, 10am-5.30pm, Clifton Park, Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA. Details

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Possible date for decision at Surrey County Council of planning application SCC ref 2016/0189) for extended flow testing and extra drilling (to be confirmed)

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Meeting of Frack Free Bolsover, 7pm-9pm, The Oxcroft Institute, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG

October 2017

Monday 2 October 2017

INEOS Community Exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm Warsop Ex-servicemen’s Club, Car Lane, Mansfield NG20 0BN. Details

Tuesday 3 October 2017

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

Monday 16 October 2017

London Oil & Gas Class, hosted by Energy Training Solutions, 9am, The Bloomsbury, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN. Details 

Tuesday 17 October 2017

London Oil & Gas Class, hosted by Energy Training Solutions, 9am, The Bloomsbury, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN. Details 

Meeting of Frack Free Bolsover, 7pm-9pm, The Oxcroft Institute, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG

Wednesday 18 October 2017

London Oil & Gas Class, hosted by Energy Training Solutions, 9am, The Bloomsbury, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN. Details 

We say NO to seismic surveys on county council land. Demonstration outside decision meeting at Nottingham County Council, County Hall, West Bridgford, NG2 7QP. Details

Thursday 19 October 2017

London Oil & Gas Class, hosted by Energy Training Solutions, 9am, The Bloomsbury, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN. Details 

Wednesday 25 October 2017

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

November 2017

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Scheduled start date for trial of 10 Greenpeace protesters arrested after a lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. Venue and time to be confirmed.

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

Monday 6 November 2017

UK Environmental Law Association meeting on access to justice and Aarhus, 5.30pm, London. Details

Tuesday 7 November 2017

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

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