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What’s happening this week? 31 July-6 August 2017

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Traffic management for Leith Hill oil exploration site to be discussed by Surrey County Council. Photo: Dan Harvey

In this week’s listings:

  • Surrey County Council planning committee to discuss transport plans for Leith Hill site;
  • Deadlines for consultations in Surrey and Lancashire;
  • Latest results from government survey of public attitudes to fracking;
  • Walk and fundraiser for campaigns against INEOS shale gas plans;
  • Continuing gatherings at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site;
  • Plus talks and meetings

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

Monday 31 July 2017

Frack Free Nottinghamshire at Robin Hood Festival, 10am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN Details

Closing date of public consultation for application for retrospective planning permission for on-site facilities, lighting, fencing equipment and parking at Brockham Well site, Felton’s Farm, Old School Lane, Brockham. Link to planning application and DrillOrDrop report

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Brockham oil exploration site. Photo: Brockham Protection Camp

Closing date for comments on revised traffic management scheme for Bury Hill Wood (also known as Leith Hill or Holmwood) oil exploration site in Surrey. Details

Meeting at New Hope Community Action Camp, 7pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool. Details

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Bring peace to Preston New Road, gathering 8am-6.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Re-arranged trial date for Joe Haslam, charged with obstructing the highway at Preston New Road, near Blackpool. 10am, Blackpool Magistrates Court, Chapel Street, Blackpool FY1 5DQ. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire at Robin Hood Festival, 10am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN Details

First meeting of Barlborough Ant-Fracking Action Group, Barlborough Miners’ Welfare Club, 1 California Lane, Barlborough S43 4EZ. Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Back Lane, Chetnole DT9 6PL. Details and address details

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

Wednesday 2 August

Frack Free Nottinghamshire at Robin Hood Festival, 10am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN Details

Friends from Yorkshire Day. Gathering of anti-fracking campaigners from Yorkshire at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council planning committee at which traffic management scheme for Bury Hill Wood is due to be discussed. 10,30am, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

Frack Free Sherwood Forest & Edwinstowe meeting, 7pm, Suite 2 Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe NG21 9HS. Details

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

Uniting the Roses Day. Gathering of anti-fracking campaigners Yorkshire and Lancashire at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 22, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire at Robin Hood Festival, 10am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN Details

Harthill Public Update Meeting, 7pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7YL. Details

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

Friday 4 August 2017

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

HORSE HILL FRACKING

Horse Hill flow testing. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

Preston New Road Hawaiian Luau Beach Party, 8am-6.30pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire at Robin Hood Festival, 10am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN Details

Mosborough Against Fracking family fun craft day, 1pm-4pm, Elim Church, 79 Queen Street, Mosborough S20 5BP. Details

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 Nottinghamshire at Robin Hood Festival, 10am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN Details

Sunday 6 August 2017

Frack Free Nottinghamshire at Robin Hood Festival, 10am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at Pagan Pride 2017, 11.15am-6pm, The Arboretum, Nottingham NG7 4HF. Details

Harthill Walk

Walk and picnic around Harthill and Loscar to raise awareness of proposed drill and potential fracking site. 12 noon, meet in the Car Park on Woodall Lane. Details

1 reply »

  1. Forget fracking – picket the pet shop.

    Pet ownership in the United States creates about 64 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, UCLA researchers found. That’s the equivalent of driving 13.6 million cars for a year. The problem lies with the meat-filled diets of kitties and pooches, according to the study by UCLA geography professor Gregory Okin.

    Dogs and cats are responsible for 25 to 30 percent of the impacts of meat production in the United States, said Orkin. Compared to a plant-based diet, meat production “requires more energy, land and water and has greater environmental consequences in terms of erosion, pesticides and waste,” the study found.

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