Diary

Drilling diary – September 2017

INEOS injunction

60+ events in September 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: court hearing on the INEOS injunction, consultation deadlines, meet-the-regulators drop-in, exhibitions, 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.


Friday 1 September 2017

Neon Nonsense Day, to coincide with the switch on of Blackpool illuminations. 9am-6.30pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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.

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

Fracking information stall at Lytham St Annes Kite Festival, 10am, St Annes Beach, off North Promenade, close to St Annes Pier. Details and more on the kite festival

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

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

Langwith BassettAnti-fracking exhibition, 4pm-9pm, Langwith Bassett Community Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Langwith, Mansfield, NG20 9RF. Are We Going To Be Fracked? 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

Meeting organised by North Yorkshire Police for people living near Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site. Meeting to be chaired by Tom Knox, of North Yorkshire County Council. 5.30pm, Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6XN.  Details

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

Planning committee of West Chiltington Parish Council, West Sussex, at which councillors are expected to discuss an additional planning application for the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site. 7.30pm, The Reading Room, Parish Offices, Church Street, West Chiltington, RH20 2JW. Meeting agenda

Film screening of The Bentley Effect, 7.30pm, the barn, The Plough Inn, Abinger Road, Coldharbour, Surrey RH5 6HD, Tickets £10 or £5 for concessions. 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

Tour of Britain 2017 love cycling hate fracking poster

Love cycling, hate 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, 7pm, Woodsetts Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts, Worksop S81 8QB. Details

Truth Juice presents a screening of Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, 7.30-m-10.30pm, New Walton Club, 243 Walton Street, Kingston upon Hull, HU3 6JR. Details

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

Thursday 7 September 2017

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Brockham oil site in Surrey. Picture: Weald Oil Watch

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 drop-in 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

Deadline (11.59pm) for submitting comments on Egdon Resources’ appeal against refusal of permission for 15 years’ production at Wressle well site , Lodge Farm, Clapp Gate, Appleby near Scunthorpe, appeal reference: APP/Y2003/W/17/3180606. 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

Appeal against conviction for obstructing the highway by photo-journalist Peter Yankowski, 10.30am, Bolton Crown Court, Court House, Blackhorse Street, Bolton BL1 1SU. 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

Anti-fracking Green Monday by north west environmental groups, 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

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

Fracking Free Nottinghamshire planning meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Fortnightly meeting of Frack Free Leeds, co-hosted with Friends of the Earth, to discuss leaflet design, 7pm-9pm, The George Pub, 67-69 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BB. Details

Tuesday 12 September 2017

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INEOS injunction notice. Photo: Ian R Crane

Hearing at the High Court in London on interim injunction granted to INEOS Upstream against interference and obstruction of its work. 10.30am, Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL. Details

Rally by opponents of oil exploration operations at the Kimmeridge Oil and Gas site at Broadford Bridge, West Sussex. 9am, County Hall North, Horsham, parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1XH.

West Sussex County Council Planning Committee meeting at which councillors will discuss the UKOG/KOGL application to extend permission for the Broadford Bridge exploration site for 12 months. 10.30am, County Hall North, Horsham, parkside, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1XH. The item is expected to be webcast  Link to council meeting calendar

Harthill Against Fracking public meeting, 7.30pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7YL. Details

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Surrey County Council planning committee to discuss retrospective application SCC Ref 2017/0089 for site equipment at Angus Energy’s Brockham oil site near Dorking. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. The meeting is expected to be webcast. Link to agenda page

Webinar presentation of Physicians for Social Responsibility report Too Dirty, Too Dangerous, on medical and scientific studies on fracking, 5pm-6pm British Summer Time. To register

candlelit vigil flyerCandlelit Vigil to mark the date when Third Energy can begin work at its KM8 well in Kirby Misperton, 8pm, gates to the KM8 site, Habton Road, between Kirby Misperton and Habton. Details

Thursday 14 September

Ellesmere Port Frack Free Workshop, 7pm-9.30pm, Ellesmere Port Unite Community Branch, Taporley Road, Ellesmere Port CH66 3JY. Details

Friday 15 September 2017

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

Radio York is expected to cover the fracking issue on Friday (15 September) on its 9am-12 noon programme hosted by Jonathan Cowap, with an hour’s debate from 10am-11am. Listeners can call to ask questions or give their views on 01904 641 641, Tweet @joncowap and @bbcyork, or contact the programme through facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcyork, email jonathan@bbc.co.uk or text 81333 (start your message with ‘YORK’).

Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to South East Sheffield Constituency Labour Party, 7.30pm, Trinity Woodhouse Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Woodhouse, Sheffield S13 7JL. Details

Saturday 16 September 2017

No fracking day in Marsh Lane Doncaster Against Fracking stall at Askern Town Gala, 11am-3pm, Askern Lake and Events Field, off A19, postcode DN6 0AB. Details

Paul Young, of Scotland Against Fracking, is a speaker at the HopeOverFear rally, 11am, George/Freedom Square, Glasgow G2 1DU Details

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. 4pm live music at Fox & Hounds, Main Road, Marsh Lane S21 5RH. DetailsDetails

No fracking on the 44 bus. Sheffield Climate Alliance trip on No. 44 bus to march from Coal Aston to Marsh Lane in Derbyshire. 12 noon-6pm, Flat Street, Sheffield S1 2BA. 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, 11am-6pm, The Arboretum, Waverley Street, Nottingham NG7 4GF. Details

Green and Black Cross is providing free training in being a legal observer at protests on Sunday (17 September) at Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, off Kirby Misperton Road from 12.30pm-6pm. Places should be booked by email

Monday 18 September 2017

Caroline Lucas, co-leader of The Green Party, confirmed 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.

Fracking, energy security and climate change. Public meeting with speeches from Caroline Lucas MP and Danielle Paffard. 7.15pm, Lancaster Town Hall. Details

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

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

Tuesday 19 September 2017

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

Screening of The Bentley Effect, hosted by Bolsolver Against Fracking, 7pm, Oxcroft Centre, 55 Clowne Road, Stanfree, Chesterfield S44 6AG. Details

IGas Springs Road Community Liaison Group meeting, 7pm-9pm, Community Centre, Misson, Vicar Lane, Misson DN10 6EG. Details  

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Meeting of Salford City Council at which councillors will debate a motion on carbon emissions, fracking and new sources of fossil fuel. 9.30am, Council Chamber, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 5AW. Link to agenda

Women’s Call 9. March by women opposed to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool. 9.30am-12.30pm, meeting at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, PR4 3PE. Details

SOCI lecture by Sir John Beddington: Global Sustainability Challenges: food, water and energy security. 6pm for 6.30pm14-15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS. To register

Are We Going To Be Fracked? presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Rotherham Momentum and TUC, 7pm-9pm, Talbot Lane Centre, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2EY. Details

Truth Juice Fracking awareness event, with speaker Ian R Crane, 7pm, 2Funky Music Cafe, New Park Street, Leicester LE3 5NH. Details

All you need to know about fracking. Talk by Peter Webb followed by Q and A, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Coal Yard, Irland Station House, Salford M44 5ZR. For details and tickets contact Tony on 0161 222 4003 or tony@hamiltondavies.org.uk

Barlborough Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Barlborough Miners Welfare, 1 California Lane, Barlborough S43 4EZ. Details

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

Thursday 21 September 2017

A 12-hour prayer vigil in Kirby Misperton hosted by Bishop and Reverend Cray.  People are invited to drop for a few minutes or for longer. 7am-7pm, Kirby Misperton Church, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire.

World Peace Day gathering hosted by Frack Free Billingshurst and Broadford Bridge Action Group, 11am-7pm, entrance to Broadford Bridge exploration site, Adversane Lane, near Billingshurst RH14 9EB. Details

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

Are We Going To Be Fracked? presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire to Doncaster Momentum, Church View Centre, Church View, Doncaster DN1 1AF. To be confirmed.  Details

Friday 22 September 2017

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

Langwith & Shirebrook anti-fracking group meeting, The Jug and Glas, Queen’s Walk, Nether Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9EW. Details

Saturday 23 September 2017

Reclaim the Power National Gathering, 10.30am-5pm, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland offices, 139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP. Details

Leafleting guide to objection to IGas planning application for Ellesmere Port, 12 noon-3pm, Netherton Hall, Chester Road, Frodsham WA6 6UL. Details

Don’t miss the bus on climate change. Campaigners from East Sussex board a Big Lemon bus for a tour of the county promoting fossil fuel divestment of pensions. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Victoria Quay and Sheffield Waterfront Festival, 10am-4pm, Victoria Quays, Wharf Street, Sheffield S2 5SY. Details

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

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INEOS drop-in exhibition about proposals for exploratory shale gas drilling at land off Dinnington Road, Woodsetts. 2.30pm-7.30pm, Woodsetts Village, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts, Worksop S81 8QB.

The Alternative Drop-in Community Anti-fracking Exhibition, 2.30pm-7.30pm, Cricket Pavilion, Woodsetts Recreation Ground, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts S81 8QA. Details

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

Baroness Jones, Green Party member of the House of Lords, speaking at a rally at Maple Farm, near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE.

Meeting of Frodsham Town Council at which councillors will vote on a recommendation to object to shale gas and coal bed methane testing or extraction in the Greater Frodsham area until the council is convinced of the safety of the process. 7pm, Castle Park House, Castle Park, Frodsham, Cheshire. Details

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Tractor rally Against Fracking, meeting 9.30am, Wnadale Lane, Great Barugh YOU17 6XT.  Details

Farmers Against Fracking rally, 10am, meeting at Third Energy’s fracking site gate, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, YO17 6XS. Details

Would They Frack Ellesmere Port? Public awareness-raising meeting hosted by Ellesmere Port Frack Free and Frack Free Upton, 7pm-9.30pm, Westminster Computer Centre, Church Parade, Ellesmere Port CH65 2ER. Details

Can we stop fracking from Lancashire to Algeria: decolonising our Energy. Meeting hosted by Labour Energy Forum, part of Repowering Britain. 8.30pm-10pm, Buddies CafeBar, 46-48 King’s Road, Brighton BN1 1NA. Details

Is Farcking good poster for 170927Wednesday 27 September 2017

Women’s Call 10, regular women’s rally, 9.30am-12.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Free talk on protest law by Helen White, Howells Solicitors, 6pm, Irvin Mitchell Solicitors, Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8DT. Register interest at ylanorth@gmail.com and details

Is fracking good for Blackpool? Public meeting hosted by Residents Action on Fylde Fracking, with speakers: Tina Rothery, Susan Lofthouse and Alan Schofield. 7pm-9pm, The Studio, Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT. Details

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

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

The Dangers of Fracking and What Went Wrong at West Newton A, talk at Bridlington North Library, Martongate, Bridlington YO16 6YD. Details

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

Friday 29 September 2017

Closing date for comments on environmental permit application by Angus Energy for the Lidsey Well Site. Details

MCR stands with PNR #2. Visit by Greater Manchester to Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Preston New Road, near Blackpool. Pick up at 8.45am at Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 or 9.30am at Chequerbent Roundabout, Bolton BL5 3JD. Details

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

Northern Irish anti-fracking visit to Preston New Road, hosted by Friends of the Earth Central Lancashire, 12 noon-4pm,  Maple Farm, Preston New Road, FY4 5RN. Details

Quakers against fracking, 1pm-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

Labour and Trades Union event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Speakers include Stephen Hall, president of Greater Manchester Association of Trades Unions, and Ian Hodson, President of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union.

No faith in fracking event, Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton. Details

Fracking and radiation issues – what are the dangers? Nuclear Free Local Authorities  steering committee special autumn seminar with Dr Ian Fairlie and Dr John Busby. 1.30pm-3pm, Committee Room 5, Level 2, Town Hall Extension, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M60 2LA. Free but registration essential. Contact: Sean Morris, NFLA Secretary, c/o Policy, Partnerships and Research, Level 5, Town Hall Extension,
Manchester, M60 2LA Telephone: 0161 234 3244 Email: s.morris4@manchester.gov.uk

Saturday 30 September 2017

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

Car boot sale with proceeds to Woodsetts Against Fracking, 10am-2pm, Woodsetts Recreation Ground, Gildingwells Road, Worksop S81 8QA. Details

Screening of A River, featured film about the River Afan, narated by Michael Sheen, doors open 6.30pm, film at 7pm, Neuadd Victoria Hall, Bryan Road, Lampeter. Details

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Sunday 1 October 2017

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

National Demonstration as part of the Take Back Manchester Festival, organised by People’s Assembly, to coincide with the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Details and more here

Protest the Tory Party conference: climate and fracking block, 11am-4.30pm, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WU. Details

Legal Observer Training with Green and Black Cross, hosted by Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, 12.30pm-6pm, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, YO17 6UE. Dettails

Monday 2 October 2017

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, expected to be the main speaker at a rally outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, near Blackpool. Times to be confirmed.

Climate and fracking protest and meeting during the Conservative Party Conference, 1pm-6pm, Manchester. Details

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

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

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

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Art auction and opening night of Art Against Fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Whale Tail Cafe, 78a Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN. Details

Tuesday 3 October 2017

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

Closing date for evidence to be served on the claimants in the INEOS injunction case, 4pm, the High Court, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4N 1NL. Details

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Scheduled meeting of Lancashire County Council planning committee which may decide Cuadrilla’s application for an extension of permission at the Becconsall shale gas site. 10am, Cabinet Room B, The Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ. To be confirmed Details

Scheduled date of case of campaigners charged over lock-on protests outside the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site. 10am, Brighton Magistrates Court, Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0LG

Peaceful assembly for our world gathering, organised the the Catholic Climate Movement, 11am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE followed by procession to entrance of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site.. Contact for details: rfturn@hotmail.com

Town hall meeting to discuss challenges of a new £8m research programme on Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System: Environmental & Socio-economic impacts and processes. Details

Frack Free Lancashire meeting, 7pm, Maple Farm Community Hub, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE.

Thursday 5 October 2017

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

Saturday 7 October 2017

Frack Free Dearne Valley coach trip to Kirby Misperton. Leaving from Wath Library car park, Montgomery Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham S63 7RZ. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire hour-long session on fracking to Bakewell Quakers’ Green Day, 11.30am-12.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Chapel Lane, Bakewell DE45 1EL. Details

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

Monday 9 October 2017

Scheduled meeting of Derbyshire County Council planning committee at which INEOS application for exploratory shale gas drilling at Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, could be discussed. 10am, Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock  DE4 3AG. To be confirmed. Link to committee agendas

Alan Williams, of Reclaim the Power, main speaker at “Green Monday” rally at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

The Story of how Fracking Ruined My Water, presentation by Canadian Jessica Ernst on how she took legal action against the oil and gas company, Encana, and the Alberta government and energy regulator when regulations failed. 7pm, The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton YO17 7LX.

Reviewing the Government policy of making no funding available to meet the additional policing costs of fracking. Oral questions in the House of Lords. Details

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Possible date for consideration of IGas application for testing Ellesmere Port-1 well by Cheshire West and Chester Council. To be confirmed Link to council meeting calendar

The Story of how Fracking Ruined My Water, presentation by Canadian Jessica Ernst on how she took legal action against the oil and gas company, Encana, and the Alberta government and energy regulator when regulations failed. 7.30pm, Eckington Civic Centre, Market Street, Eckington, Derbyshire S21 4JG. Details

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Meeting by British Geological Survey about plans for a Geo-Energy Observatory at Ince Marshes. 10am-12 noon, Elton Village Hall, School Lane, Elton, Chester, CH2 4LT. Details

Scheduled date of case of campaigners charged over lock-on protests outside the Broadford Bridge oil exploration site. 10am, Brighton Magistrates Court, Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0LG

Meeting by British Geological Survey about plans for a Geo-Energy Observatory at Ince Marshes. 6pm-8pm, Thornton Church Hall. Details

The Story of how Fracking Ruined My Water, presentation by Canadian Jessica Ernst on how she took legal action against the oil and gas company, Encana, and the Alberta government and energy regulator when regulations failed. 7pm, St Anne’s-on-the-Sea United Reformed Church, St George’s Road, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire FY8 2AD.

Friday 13 October 2017

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

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Friends of the Earth International Day of Action on Climate Change. Details

Keep Fossil Fuels in the Group rally hosted by Friends of the Earth Sheffield, with speakers Paul Blomfield MP and Tina Rothery, 10.30am-12 noon, Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA. Details

Nottingham says No Fracking Here, No Fracking Anywhere, 11am-2pm, The Fountains, Market Square, Nottingham. Details

Let’s Celebrate the Fracking Ban on Global Frackdown Day, event by Love Leitrim, national and international speakers, 7.30pm, The Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, Ireland. Details

Sunday 15 October 2017

Voices on the Wind – a ritual to protect all lands from fracking. Hosted by The Warrior’s Call, pagans united against fracking. 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 

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

Sheffield Friends of the Earth meeting, the Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD. To be confirmed

The Story of how Fracking Ruined My Water, presentation by Canadian Jessica Ernst on how she took legal action against the oil and gas company, Encana, and the Alberta government and energy regulator when regulations failed. 7.30pm, Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place, Enniskillen, BT74 7HR.

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

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

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

Are we going to be fracked? presentation, 7pm, Whitwell Community Centre, Portland Street, Whitwell, Worksop S80 4NN. To be confirmed. Details

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 

Scheduled date for decision at Surrey County Council of planning application for flow testing and further drilling at Horse Hill (SCC ref 2016/0189), 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

We say no to INEOS seismic surveysWe say NO to seismic surveys on county council land. Rally outside decision meeting at Nottingham County Council, 9.15am-12.15pm, County Hall, West Bridgford, NG2 7QP. Details

Policy Committee meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council, at which permission for seismic testing on council-owned or leased land is expected to be discussed. 10.30am, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details Agenda to be confirmed

Film screening of Groundswell organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley, 7pm, The Montgomery Hall, Church Street, Wath-upon-Dearne, S63 7RD. 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 

Possible date of special meeting of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council planning board at which INEOS application for exploratory shale gas drilling at Common Road, Harthill, could be discussed. 9am, Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH. To be confirmed in week starting 2 October 2017. Link to board meeting agendas

Eckington Against Fracking scarecrow exhibition

Friday 20 October 2017

Display of Eckington Against Fracking Scarecrow Competition until Saturday 28 October. See poster above.

Film screening of The Bentley Effect, organised by Frack Free Upton, 7:30pm, St Columbas Church Hall. Plas Newton Lane, Chester, CH2 1SA

Monday 23 October 2017

Are We Going To Be Fracked? meeting and presentation to Unite Yorkshie & Humber regional meeting. Venue at Wortley Hall or in Leeds. Details To be confirmed

Closing date for comments on application by IGas to the Environment Agency for a radioactive substances permit for the Stockbridge oil site, Crawley Down, Hampshire. Details

Wednesday 25 October 2017

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

Saturday 28 October 2017

Zero carbon Yorkshire – make it happen. 8.45am-4.30pm, ICOSS, University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello Street, Sheffield S1 4DP. Details

United Against Fracking II day of networking, training and workshops, Bridge Street Church, Bridge Street, Leeds LS2 7QZ. Details and to register

Judging of Eckington Against Fracking Scarecrow Competition. 12 noon. See poster for 20 October

EAF halloween spooktackular

Eckington Against Fracking Halloween Spooktacular, 7pm-10pm, Eckington Friendship Hall. Details

Sunday 29 October 2017

Zero carbon Yorkshire – make it happen. 8.45am-4.30pm, ICOSS, University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello Street, Sheffield S1 4DP. Details

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

Fracking: Regulation, risk and responsibility. Conference at Weightmans LLP, with speakers Gary Lynch Wood and  John Pearson (University of Manchester), Elen Stokes (University of Cardiff), Alan Evans (Kings Chambers) and Estelle Dehon (Cornerstone Barristers). .1.30pm-6pm,, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN. Details

Thursday 2 November 2017

Energy Live Expo Live, QE2 Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE. Details

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

Scheduled meeting of Derbyshire County Council planning committee at which INEOS application for exploratory shale gas drilling at Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, could be discussed. 10am, Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock  DE4 3AG. To be confirmed. Link to committee agendas

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

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Scheduled start date for public inquiry into appeals by Egdon Resources against the refusal of planning permission for production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe. The inquiry will be held in offices at North Lincolnshire Council in Scunthorpe and is scheduled to last four days.

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

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. Date and venue to be confirmed.

Monday 4 December 2017

Scheduled meeting of Derbyshire County Council planning committee at which INEOS application for exploratory shale gas drilling at Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, could be discussed. 10am, Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock  DE4 3AG. To be confirmed. Link to committee agendas

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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