Diary

Drilling diary – August 2017

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50+ events in August 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK, including: Court of Appeal hearing on planning permission for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, plus rallies, council decisions, consultation deadlines, survey results, exhibitions, walks, talks, meetings and film screenings.

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.


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 2017

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 Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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Site vehicle on Coldharbour Lane, route to Bury Hill Wood site. Photo: Dan Harvey

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council at which traffic management scheme for Bury Hill Wood oil exploration 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

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

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

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Horse Hill site, near Gatwick, Surrey. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

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

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

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

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Monday 7 August 2017

Nine people, including three women councillors, are due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court charged with obstructing the highway and offences under Section 241 of the Trades Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act. The offences were allegedly committed during an anti-fracking protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Prston New Road on 3 July 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

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

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Don’t Drill the Weald. Rally at headquarters of West Sussex County Council to raise awareness of the closing date for objections to planning application for 12 month extension to permission at Broadford Bridge. 10am-11.30am, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RG. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hotel, 135 High St, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF Details

Earth First! Summer Gathering: five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action. Colesdale Farm, Northaw Road West, Cuffley, Hertfordshire EN6 4QZ. Details

Thursday 10 August 2017

Deadline for comments on application by UKOG to extend permission for its oil exploration well site at Broadford Bridge. Link to West Sussex County Council planning details

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

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UK Premiere of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA with presentation by Al Gore. Details and tickets

Earth First! Summer Gathering: five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action. Colesdale Farm, Northaw Road West, Cuffley, Hertfordshire EN6 4QZ. Details

Friday 11 August 2017

Bring Tolpuddle to Preston New Road. Trades union gathering, 8am-6pm, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE., Details

Solidarity For Red Fawn, silent vigil in support of Red Fawn, of Standing Rock, 12 noon, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool Details

Gathering for Gaia. A water and earth blessing weekend, 2pm Friday 11 August to 4pm Sunday 13 August, Maple Farm Community Protection hub, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7pm-9pm, GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB. Details

Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and stream conversation with Al Gore from London, 7pm, Screen 5, The Light Cinema Experience, The Moor, Sheffield S1 4PF. Details

Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7pm-10pm, CWE WGC, The Campus, Welwn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6BX. Details

Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7.15pm-9.30pm, Curzon Goldsmiths, Goldsmiths College, Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham, London SE14 6NW. Details

Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 7.15pm-10pm, Grosvenor Cinema, Ashton Lane, Glasgow G12 8SJ. Details

Earth First! Summer Gathering: five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action. Colesdale Farm, Northaw Road West, Cuffley, Hertfordshire EN6 4QZ. Details

Saturday 12 August 2017

Our Forth Portobello Against Unconventional Gas annual general meeting, 11am-2pm, Portobello Library, 13 Rosefield Avenue, Edinburgh EH15 1AU. Details

Frack Free Yeovil jumble sale, 1pm-3pm, Birchfield Community Centre, Birchfield Road, Yeovil BA21 5RL. Details

Earth First! Summer Gathering: five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action. Colesdale Farm, Northaw Road West, Cuffley, Hertfordshire EN6 4QZ. Details

Sunday 13 August 2017

Solidarity Sunday, celebrating solar power, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE

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

Earth First! Summer Gathering: five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action. Colesdale Farm, Northaw Road West, Cuffley, Hertfordshire EN6 4QZ. Details

Monday 14 August 2017

Anti-fracking – First ‘Green Monday’: the first of a series of “Green Mondays” for members of the Green Party and environmental groups to join protests against fracking at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, near Blackpool. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, PR4 3PH. Details

Final day of Earth First! Summer Gathering: five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action. Colesdale Farm, Northaw Road West, Cuffley, Hertfordshire EN6 4QZ. Details

Are We Going to be Fracked? Three identical presentations by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 10.30am, 2.30pm, 7pm, Woodsetts Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts S81 8QB

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Don’t frack the commonweal. Forest of Dean artist, Tom Cousins, visit to Broadford Bridge site, West Sussex, to create a spoke for an eight-spoke wheal which will be presented to MPs and Peers at Westminster. 11am-4pm, Broadford Bridge exploration site, Adversane Lane, Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst, West Sussex. Details

Visit to protest at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site by Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Fylde, Jed Sullivan, Labour councillor, Lorraine Beavers and Labour MP for Bolton South East, Yasmin Qureshi, 1.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

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

Alternative anti-fracking exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm, The Black Diamond, 172 Elmton Road, Creswell S80 4BH. Details

Sheffield Climate Alliance meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Quaker Meeting House, St. James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW Details

Wednesday 16 August 2017

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Women’s Call 4, protest against policing at Cuadrilla ‘s Preston New Road site near Blackpool, 9.30am-12.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, PR4 3PH. Details

Lancashire County Council demonstration and rally, hosted by Bolton Against Fracking, 10am, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XR. Details

Public meeting held by IGas, afternoon, Holiday Inn, Centre Island, Waterways, Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port CH65 2AL.

Demonstration outside IGas meeting (see above) against the company’s application to flow test at its Portside site, at Ellesmere Port. 4pm, outside Holiday Inn, Centre Island, Waterways, Lower Mersey Street, Ellesmere Port CH65 2AL.

Frack Free Ashfield film and information night, 7.30pm-9pm, Teversal Scout Hut 11 Fackley Road Teversal NG17 3HN.

Meeting of Woodsetts Parish Council, which includes INEOS plans for shale gas well in the parish, Woodsetts Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts S81 8QB. Details

Friday 18 August 2017

Cops and Robbers Day @ PNR, 8am-6.30pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool Details

Don’t frack the commonweal, Forest of Dean artist, Tom Cousins, visit to the Isle of Wight Garlic Farm, to create a spoke for an eight-spoke wheal which will be presented to MPs and Peers at Westminster. 11am-3pm, Mersley Ln, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking family fun craft day, 1pm-4pm, Elim Church, 79 Worksop Road, Mosborough S20 5DP. Details

Saturday 19 August 2017

Shirebrook Labour Party anti-fracking stall, 8am-1.300pm, Shirebrook Market, Town Centre, Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Details

Frack Free Doncaster information stall at Auckley Show, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3PA. Details

Monday 21 August 2017

Closing date for comments on IGas application to the Environment Agency for an environmental permit for the Bletchingley Well Site 5, in Surrey. Link to documents and consultation

Second “Green Monday”. Rally with speakers from environmental groups and political groups, 10am-1pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PH. Details

Frack Free Ryedale meeting, 7.30pm, Blue Ball Inn, 14 Newbiggin, Malton YO17 7JF

Sheffield Friends of the Earth monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD. Details

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Are We Going To Be Fracked? presentation by Bolsover Against Fracking, 7pm, The Oxcroft Centre, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, Chesterfield S44 6AG. Details

Tanhouse Fracking Site update, meeting organised by Frack Free Skelmersdale, 7pm, Upholland Labour Club, Ormskirk Road, Skelmersdale WN8 9AR. Details

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

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Ladies’ Peace Walk, meet 9.30am at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PH, followed by a walk to Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site.

Bright Blue Energy and Climate Change Forum: How can Government by both pro-business and pro-environment? Speakers are Tom Burke, of think tank E3G, and Tom Pickering, Operations Director at INEOS Upstream. 7pm-8.30pm, The Spying Room, The Morpeth Arms, 58 Millbank, London SW1P 4RW. Details and to register

Anti-fracking meeting for volunteers only, 7pm, Woodsetts Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts, nr Worksop S81 8QB. More details 

Dronfield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Barlborough Anti-fracking Action Group meeting, 7,30pm, Barlborough Miner’s Welfare Club, 1 California Lane, Barlborough S43 4EZ. Details

Thursday 24 August 2017

Closing date of consultation on application by Angus Energy to the Environment Agency for an environmental permit for BrockhamDetails  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

Closing date of consultation on application by IGas to the Environment Agency for an environmental permit for Storrington Well Site in West Sussex. Details

Friday 25 August 2017

Labour and Trades Union event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

No Faith in Fracking event, gathering for all faith groups and people with faith, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Quakers against fracking. Quaker meeting for witness at the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, 12 noon-1pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, 12 noon-1pm. Details 

Saturday 26 August 2017

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

Music Against Fracking, organised by Our Forth Against Unconventional Gas as part of Big Beach Busk, 12 noon-4pm, Portobello Promenade and Beach, Edinburgh EH15 1HE. Details

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Gathering on the Green in solidarity with Standing Rock, family event with music, entertainment & speakers, 1pm-4pm, Lythan Windmill, Central Beach, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 5LB. Details

Sunday 27 August 2017

Don’t frack the Commonweal event hosted by A Voice for Leith Hill. Forest of Dean artist Tom Cousins is touring England, making spokes for an 8 spoke wheel to present to anti-fracking supporting MPs and Peers. 11am-3pm. Details

Monday 28 August 2017

Organise against fracking meeting, organised by Frackwatch Glasgow, 7pm-9pm, Electron Room, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Details

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Closing date for comments on DEFRA’s Aarhus National Implementation Report 2017. Link to consultation page. Article on the consultation by DeSmogUK

Sail Away Fun Day, organised by Lancaster Green Party councillors, in protest at operations at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool. 10am-3pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

Meeting of MP Gillian Keegan with constituents living near Markwells Wood, to discuss UKOG’s plans for the site, 6.30pm-8pm, Foreside Hall, Forestside, West Sussex PO9 6EG

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Anti-fracking solidarity presence at the Royal Courts of Justice for start of appealing hearing regarding planning permission for Preston New Road (see below), 9am-6pm, The Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL. Details

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. The case has been listed for 10.30am at The Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, London WC2A 2LL before Lord Justice Simon, Lord Justice Lindblom and Lord Justice Henderson. Details

Awareness-raising stall by Ellesmere Port Frack Free on objecting to IGas planning application for its Portside North site in Ellesmere Port. 12 noon-2pm, Ellesmere Port bus station, Ellesmere Port CH65 4AR. Details

Frack Free Warsop meeting, 7pm, the Plough Inn, Church Street, Warsop NG20 0AR. Details

Thursday 31 August 2017

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

Expiry date for comments on IGas planning application 17/03213/MIN to mobilise well test equipment, including a workover rig, to test its borehole at Portside North, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Latest scheduled date for admission of Angus Energy NEX bonds. Details

Third Energy information about fracking plans for the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton, 3pm-7.30pm, outside Kirby Misperton Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XN. Details

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Frack Free Community Gathering, 1.30pm-7.30pm, outside Kirby Misperton Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XN. Details

Bolsolver Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Oxcroft Centre, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, Chesterfield S44 6AG. Details

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

Coming up

September 2017

Friday 1 September 2017

Labour and Trades Union event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Fun day at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, near Blackpool. Coach leaving Lancaster 9.30am, returning from Preston New Road at 4.30pm. For further details and to book seats, contact 07835 794229.

Mosborough Against Fracking family fun craft day, 1pm-4pm, Elim Church, 79 Worksop Road, Mosborough S20 5DP. Details

Film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, 3.15pm-10pm, Harlequin Theatre and Cinema, Warwick Quadrant, London Road, Surrey, RH1 1NN. Details

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Are We Going to be Fracked? Public meeting with speaker,  David Burley, of Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7pm-9pm, Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross S45 9JE. Details

Saturday 2 September 2017

Anti-fracking stall at Langwith Show, 12 noon-4pm, Rhubarb Farm, Hardwick Street, Langwith NG20 9DR. Details

Mindfulness in action: Zen Buddhist retreat for activists, 1pm Saturday 2 September-7pm on Sunday 3 September, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, Kirby Misperton Road, Malton, YO17 7UE. Details

Sunday 3 September 2017

Frack Free Family Fun Day, Marriotts of Fire camp, Old Pit Lane, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Details

Mindfulness in action: Zen Buddhist retreat for activists, 1pm Saturday 2 September-7pm on Sunday 3 September, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, Kirby Misperton Road, Malton, YO17 7UE. Details

Monday  4 September 2017

Amelia Womack, deputy leader of The Green Party, booked as the main speaker at a rally near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. More details to come.

Norfolk Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1DD. Details

Anti-fracking exhibition, 4pm-9pm, Langwith Bassett Community Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Langwith, Mansfield, NG20 9RF. Presentation 7:30pm-9pm. Details

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

Closing date for consultation on application by Egdon Resources to the Environment Agency for the variation of an environmental permit for the Keddington wellsite, near Louth in Lincolnshire. Details

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Love cycling, hat fracking: Tour of Britain Stage 4, 9am-4pm, Mansfield, Southwell, Edwinstowe, Worksop, Retford and Newark. Details

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

Woodsetts Against Fracking meeting, Woodsetts Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts, Worksop S81 8QB. Details

Meeting of Chesterfield Climate Alliance, 7.30pm, Chesterfield Alehouse, West Bars, Chesterfield S40 1AG.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Closing date of consultation on application by Angus Energy to the Environment Agency for an environmental permit for Brockham, near Dorking, Surrey. Details

Deadline under planning conditions for work to start on the West Nash Road site, operated by Sonorex Oil and Gas in Newport. Details

Meet the regulators’ event, with representatives of Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority, Public Health England and Ryedale Borough Council. 2pm-7pm, Kirby Misperton Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XN. Details

Poetry and Fracking, lecture by Hugh Dunkerley, 5pm-7pm, Eckington Civic Centre, Eckington S21 4JG. Free tickets and details

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

Friday 8 September 2017

Labour and Trades Union event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

V is for Vendetta Day, 8am-6.30pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool Details

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

Frack Free Wakefield District fundraising gig, 7.30pm, the Red Shed, 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1 1QX. Tickets £5.

Saturday 9 September 2017

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

Wirral Against Fracking awareness stall at  Earth Festival, 11am-5pm, St Bridget’s Lane, Birkenhead, West Kirby CH48 3JT. Details

Sunday 10 September 2017

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

Monday 11 September 2017

Frack Free Dearne Valley Group meeting, 5pm, Church Hall next to United Reformed Church, West Melton S63 6RG. Details

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Hearing at the High Court in London on interim injunction granted to INEOS Upstream against interference and obstruction of its work. Details

West Sussex County Council Planning Committee meeting at which councillors may discuss the UKOG/KOGL application to extend permission for the Broadford Bridge exploration site. To be confirmed Link to council meeting calendar

Frack Free Yeovil Meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD. Contact for venue and details

Harthill Against Fracking public meeting, 7.30pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7YL. 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 at Horse Hill, near Gatwick  (meeting to be confirmed). Link to agenda page

Friday 15 September 2017

Labour and Trades Union event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Saturday 16 September 2017

No Fracking Day in Marsh Lane, 12 noon-6pm. Marches from: 12 noon, The Queen’s High Street, Mosborough S20 5AF; 12.45pm, Eckington Precinct S21 4EG; 12.45pm Coal Aston community centre S18 3AX. Gathering at 2pm at Bramleymoor Lane, next to the well site, Marsh Lane S21 5RH. Details

Leith Hill community Picnic, hosted by A Voice for Leith Hill, 1pm-3pm, Leith Hill Tower, near Dorking, RH5. Details

Sunday 17 September 2017

Frack Free stall at Nottingham Green Festival, The Arboretum, Waverley Street, Nottingham NG7 4GF. Details

Monday 18 September 2017

Caroline Lucas, co-leader of The Green Party, booked as the main speaker at a rally near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. Stephen Hall, president of Greater Manchester Association of Trades Unions, is another speaker. More details to come.

Sheffield Friends of the Earth meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, The Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD. Details

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Sheffield Climate Alliance monthly meeting, 7pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Details

Wednesday 20 September 2017

SCI lecture by Sir John Beddington: Global Sustainability Challenges: food, water and energy security. 6pm for 6.30pm, 14-15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS. To register

What the Frack? public meeting, including a presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7pm-9pm, Talbot Lane Centre, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2EY. Details

Thursday 21 September 2017

Frack Free Penistone and Stocksbridge monthly meeting, 7pm, The Friendship, 536 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge S36 2DW. Details

Friday 20 September 2017

Labour and Trades Union event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Saturday 23 September 2017

South Yorkshire Fossil Free stall on May Day Green, Barnsley S70 1RH. Details

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Film screening of The Bentley Effect, doors open 7pm, Glastonbury Town Hall, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EL.

Monday 25 September 2017

UK Environmental Law Association meeting on the new Environmental Impact Assessment regulations, 6pm-7.30pm, Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG. To book and pay

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Dronfield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. To be confirmed

Thursday 28 September 2017

Scheduled date for second meeting of Environmental Forum for Chester, chaired by Chris Mathewson MP. To be confirmed.

New Scientist Live, 10am-5pm, ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL Details

Friday 29 September 2017

Stand with Lancashire against fracking. Friends of the Earth rally at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, FY4 5RN. Details

New Scientist Live, 10am-5pm, ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL Details

Labour and Trades Union event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Saturday 30 September 2017

New Scientist Live, 10am-5pm, ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL Details

October 2017

Sunday 1 October 2017

Protest organised by People’s Assembly at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Details

New Scientist Live, 10am-5pm, ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL Details

Monday 2 October 2017

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

Alternative anti-fracking exhibition, 2.30pm-7pm, Warsop Town Hall, Church Street, Warsop NG20 0AL. Details

Tuesday 3 October 2017

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

Saturday 7 October 2017

Frack Free Yeovil gig, 9pm-1am, The 94 Club, 94 Middle Street, Yeovil BA20 1TY. Details

Yorkshire branch of Open University Geological Society visit to “an operating fracking site” in North Yorkshire, Details and contact details

Tuesday 10 October 2017

West Sussex County  Council Planning Committee meeting, at which councillors may discuss the UKOG/KOGL application to extend permission for the Broadford Bridge exploration site. To be confirmed Link to councillor meeting calendar

Possible date for consideration of IGas application for testing Ellesmere Port-1 well.

Friday 13 October 2017

Fundraising auction event for Harthill Against Fracking, 7.30pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7YL. Details

Saturday 14 October 2017

Friends of the Earth International Day of Action on climate change. More details to follow

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 

Are We Going To Be Fracked?, 7.15pm, Coal Aston Village Hall, Eckington Road, Coal Aston, Dronfield S18 3AX. To be confirmed.

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

Saturday 4 November 2017

Sheffield Against Fracking information stall at Sheffield Peace and Craft Fair, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH. 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

Monday 13 November 2017

Scheduled start date for trial of 13 people who took part in a lock-on protest outside Cuadrlla’s shale gas site on Preston New Road on 3 July, at the start of the Rolling Resistance, coorindated by Reclaim the Power. Expected to last all week.

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Frack Free Yeovil Yule Bingo, 7pm, YESS Club, Legion Road, Yeovil, BA21 3AX. Details

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Scheduled date for reopening of public inquiry on traffic issues at Cuadrilla’s proposed shale gas site at  Roseacre Wood. Date and venue to be confirmed.


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  1. Would love to know if these anti events actually attract any new sign ups? Looks impressive on paper but I imagine not many attendees and just the same faces.

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