Diary

What’s happening this week? 16-22 October 2017

HORSE HILL FRACKING

Horse Hill oil exploration site, Surrey. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

In this week’s listings

  • Decision meeting on Horse Hill and Leith Hill oil drilling proposals;
  • Anti-fracking community strategy meeting in Lancashire;
  • Three-day oil and gas masterclass;
  • IGas drop-in event about Ince Marshes plans;
  • Are we going to be fracked? presentations.

Plus meetings, film screenings and fundraisers.

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


Monday 16 October 2017

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London Oil & Gas Class, hosted by Energy Training Solutions, 9am, The Bloomsbury, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN. Details 

Anti-fracking awareness stall, 10am-8pm, Tesco Superstore, Mill Street, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4JN. Details

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

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

Frack Field Mansfield meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB. 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. 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

Clay Cross Against Fracking meeting, 7pm, Charlies Bar & Restaurant, 4 Thanet Street, Clay Cross S45 9JR. Details

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

Silent protest by campaign groups at refusal by Surrey County Council to allow residents to speak on traffic management plan, to be discussed at planning meeting. 10am, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN.

Surrey County Council planning meeting due to discuss application for flow testing and further drilling at Horse Hill (SCC ref 2016/0189), and traffic management plan and fencing applications for Europa’s Bury Hill Wood/Leith Hill site. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

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Site vehicle on Coldharbour Lane on route from Leith Hill. Photo: Dan Harvey

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council meeting at which members are expected to debate a motion committing the council to “not allow any fracking activities, including survey work, on Council owned or control land and property”. 2pm, Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH. Details

Demonstration and information stall outside IGas drop-in event (see below), 3pm-7.30pm, Elton Community Centre, School Lane, Elton, Chester CH2 4PU. Details

Drop-in exhibition by IGas about plans for drilling and fracking in the Ince Marshes, 3.30pm-7.30pm, Elton Community Centre, School Lane, Elton, Chester CH2 4PU. Details

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

Fashion Show, by Woodsetts Against Fracking, 7pm, Woodsetts Primary School, Wellfield Crescent, Woodsetts S81 8SD. 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 

Friday 20 October 2017

Eckington Against Fracking scarecrow exhibition

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

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

Saturday 21 October 2017

Community Strategy Conversation for a Frack Free Lancashire. Meeting to discuss anti-fracking campaigning in Lancashire. Open to all groups. 1.30pm-5pm, Holy Trinity Church, Dean Street, South Shore, Blackpool FY4 1BP. Details

Solidarity weekend with Phat Bollard, workshop, accoustic bands, hip-hop art, at Leith Hill Protection Camp, 12 noon-12 midnight, Coldharbour Lane, Dorking RH5 6HB. Details

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  1. News this week that pollution from the burning of solid fuel contributes to the death of 50,000 people yearly. So replace all coal fired power stations and all domestic wood and coal burners with gas – best of all use home produced gas.

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