Diary

What’s happening this week? 10-16 July 2017

Divestment july 2017

In this week’s listings:

  • Divestment and green jobs rally at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
  • Angus Energy conference call
  • Continuing direct action against Cuadrilla’s fracking plans
  • Cake at the Gate gatherings at UKOG’s Broadford Bridge site
  • Campaign training sessions
  • Planning meetings

Diary events for the rest of July 2017 here. Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.


Monday 10 July 2017

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

Continuing Rolling Resistance by Reclaim the Power at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton FY4 5JS. Details

More cake at the Gate! Gathering with placard and banner painting, 11am, gate of UKOG’s Broadford Bridge drilling site, Adversane Lane, near Billingshurst, West Sussex. Details

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

Say no to fracking in Nottinghamshire. July action planning meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, the Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. 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

More cake at the Gate! Cake and craftizm, 11am, gate of UKOG’s Broadford Bridge drilling site, Adversane Lane, near Billingshurst, West Sussex. Details

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

Women’s Call. Silent protest organised by Nanashire and Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, 9.30am-11am, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton, PR4 3PH. Details

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.

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Peregrine Community Centre, Peregrine Way, Harthill S26 7UP. Details

Friday 14 July 2017

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 FY4 5JS. Details

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 FY4 5JS. Details

Divest from fossil fuels meeting by Quakers Against Fracking, 11am-12 noon, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Blackpool, FY4 5JS Details

Fossil Free West Yorkshire at mass demo for green jobs and divestment, 11am-6pm, West Yorkshire Pension Fund, Preston New Road, Blackpool, FY4 5JS

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

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)

Eckington Against Fracking stall at Clowne Gala, Heritage High School, Boughton Lane, Clowne, S43 4QQ. Details

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

Screening of the film, Awake – A Dream From Standing Rock, followed by Q&A with activist William Hawk, 9pm, Maple Farm Nursery, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 3PE.

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


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

2 replies »

  1. This week we’re almost all cooking with a bit of fracked gas.

    According to the Financial Times the first shipment of LNG From Sabine Pass in the USA arrived at the Isle of Grain Terminal around July 8th on LNG tanker Maran Gas Mystras. Almost certainly the gas would have been pipelined from one of the major gas producing areas in the USA, which means it’s as likely as not to be shale gas.

    So this week the gas will be moving into the system, either directly into our gas pipes, or providing the 40% of electricity that is generated from a CCGT station

  2. And just to reinforce the assertion that we’ll be using gas a while yet, this from the National Grid’s “Future Energy Scenarios” published this week, and they might know…..

    “Gas retains a significant role across all of our scenarios,” they said. “In a world of change and uncertainty, gas still remains an intrinsic part of the energy system, both today and tomorrow.”

    And, as reported more widely, they note that increased use of EV’s will put a significant strain on the electricity supply system as drivers may want to charge up their vehicles at times of already high demand. Personally my favourite for transport of the future is compressed natural gas combined with battery power.

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