What’s happening this week? 11-17 September 2017

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INEOS injunction notice. Photo: Ian R Crane

In this week’s listings

  • Challenge to INEOS injunction at the High Court in London;
  • No Fracking Day in North East Derbyshire;
  • West Sussex County Council meeting on extension to planning permission at Broadford Bridge;
  • Surrey County Council meeting on retrospective permission at Brockham;
  • Webinar on Physicians for Social Responsibility report;
  • Leith Hill picnic;
  • Candlelit vigil at Kirby Misperton;
  • Plus meetings and information events;

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

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

Frack 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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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

Women’s Call 8, weekly protest by women at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

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

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 LaneNo 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. Details

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

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  1. “Candlelit vigil” at KM.
    I trust there will be an authorisation applied for and it will be fully monitored by the EA? Do these people never learn about the dangers to the climate and health through the burning of fossil fuels? Can’t they see there are cleaner and more environmentally friendly solutions-glow worms and fire flies, or burning whale blubber? Don’t they have any respect for the Paris “Agreement”? Shocking!

    • We shall be doing a candle lit vigil here in the garden on the Wednesday 13th, with my children and families, with some beeswax candles and careful close support for the youngest of course. Perhaps Third Energy, Cuadrilla, Angus et al, looking at their apparent inability to hold a candle operationally, and unable or unwilling to hold a candle to the British public, would benefit from similar close care and support?

      Maybe students as yet unable to attend NCOOG could come along and learn how to hold a candle safely and hear about how the operators intend to burn everyone’s candle at the wrong end?

      Man depended upon candlelight for light and prayers for thousands of years, no hydrocarbons involved. The forest fires in California are far worse, meanwhile people are trying to retrieve their lives IN Texas after hurricane Harvey, and will be doing so in Florida after Hurricane Irma and another waiting out at sea, where British citizens were ignored by the British authorities and no evacuation program in action. An 8.1 earthquake in the gulf of Mexico, the hurricane in India, clearly a lot to consider and hope for those people made homeless, hurt and killed by these events. So its not just KM8 and other sites, its across the entire planet.
      Global Warming? Trump has banned the phrase, yeah, that is just more industry blinkers, if i cant see or hear or read about it, then it can’t be happening.

      Some highly appropriate videos for you, at least those without convenient blinkers.

      Have a good evening everyone who is attending and those who can’t get there.

    • Just a naive thought but why doesn’t everyone in the UK with a back garden plant a small tree or two (where it’s safe to do so) , surely a significant increase in green leaf area would help to reduce CO2.

    • Am I not right in thinking that whatever the harmful effects of higher co2, one positive effect has been a significant greening of the planet as a whole (higher estimated total leaf area); co2 is a fertiliser after all. Fish stocks are increasing at least in the North Sea due to EU conservation measures and our streams and rivers have not been cleaner for years, again due to sensible regulation. So fret not Pat, I don’t think we’ll be relying on the organic content of our fivers just yet.

      By the way am I the only one who thinks the last two summers have seen the lushest growth in the countryside I can ever remember. Just normal variation I guess but good to se anyway.

  2. If, by you, you mean me, I won’t! I will be long gone and probably not even a memory. I hope some of the trees I have planted, cared for and spent a lot of money maintaining, might still remain. I doubt it because by then some of the countries who have no intention of adhering to the Paris Agreement will have extended their greed to many corners of the globe (in addition to Africa, as is currently the case) resulting in global conflict-so trees, fish and streams will be a distant memory-if any memories still exist.

    Nice jolly way to start the week!

  3. I sit watching an item on BBC news about the possible development of the lithium mining industry in Cornwall. Interesting to compare the reaction of the Green Party etc to this development to their reaction to the Blakpool Cuadrilla site. “Industrialisation of the rural landscape” etc.

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