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What’s happening this week? 23-29 October 2017

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Opponents of fracking outside Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site, 21 October 2017. Photo: Kirby Misperton Protection Camp

In this week’s listings

  • Scheduled date for the start of fracking at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site;
  • Debate in the Scottish Parliament on unconventional oil and gas;
  • Protest against INEOS injunction and plans for drilling at Woodsetts;
  • Breaking the Chain exhibition;
  • Decision meeting on Cuadrilla’s Becconsall site;

Plus meetings, talks, rallies, deadlines and training

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 and beyond here


Monday 23 October 2017

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Image from the Breaking the Chain exhibition. Photo: Kirsten Buss for Reclaim the Power

Breaking the Chain: An exhibition about fracking by CoResist, Hamilton House Gallery, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY. Details

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

Green Monday at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, meeting at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

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

What is fracking? Talk by John Cossham, FRSA, on unconventional gas extraction and climate change. 7.30pm, Farm Road Sports and Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2TP. Details

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Breaking the Chain: An exhibition about fracking by CoResist, Hamilton House Gallery, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY. Details

Scottish Government debate on unconventional oil and gas. Motion by the government and amendments by Conservatives, Labour, Greens, and Lib Dems. After 2.20pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. Details

Frack Free Bridlington and Villages public information event about fracking, from 6.30pm, Bridlington Rugby Club, Duke’s Park, Queensgate, Bridlington.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Breaking the Chain: An exhibition about fracking by CoResist, Hamilton House Gallery, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY. Details

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

Women’s Call meeting, silent protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, meeting 9.30am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road,  Little Plumpton PR4 3PH. Details

Meeting of Lancashire County Council development control committee considering Cuadrilla’s application for extension of permission at the Becconsall site. 10am, Committee Room B, The Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Fishergate Preston PR1 8XJ. Details

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Nightmare on Fracking Street. Halloween-themed protest against INEOS Shale’s plans for shale gas exploration at Woodsetts and its interim injunction. Includes speeches from Joe Corre, who is challenging the injunction. 6pm-8pm, recreation ground, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts,Worksop S81 8QA. Details

Thursday 26 October 2017

Date given by Third Energy in notice to North Yorkshire County Council for the start of hydraulic fracturing at Kirby Misperton.

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Are We Going To Be Fracked? presentation, 7pm, Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TD. Details

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

Friday 27 October 2017

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Family-friendly anti-fracking Halloween Walk with pumpkins and optional fancy dress. 10am-12 noon, from Kirby Misperton village to Third Energy’s fracking site. Details

Eckington Against Fracking Halloween Spooktacular, fancy dress competition, carved pumpkins, disco and party games, food, 7pm-10pm, Marsh Lane Community Hall, Main Road, Marsh Lane S21 5RH. 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

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

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