What’s happening this week? 21-27 August 2017

Gathering on the green

Gathering on The Green, Lytham

In this week’s listings:

  • Closing date for comments on applications for environmental permits at three sites;
  • Rallies at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool;
  • INEOS Upstream at the Bright Blue Energy and Climate Change Forum
  • Gathering on the Green, Lytham, Lancashire;
  • The commonweal reaches Leith Hill;
  • Plus meetings and presentations;

Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Listings for the rest of August and beyond here.

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, 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

Brockham well Brockham Protection Site

Brockham oil site. Photo: Weald Oil Watch

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

Ellesmere Port Frack Free awareness-raising about IGas planning application for flow testing at Portside North. 11am-3pm, The Wheatsheaf, 43 Overpool Road, Ellesmere Port CH66 3LN. Details

Environmental March Liverpool 2017, 12 noon-1pm, 71 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4EZ. 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. DetailsDetails

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 commonwheal

Photo: Lucy Barford

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

Post updated 22 August 2017 to add new events

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