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What’s happening this week? 30 October-5 November 2017

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Hearing on INEOS injunction at The Royal Courts of Justice. Photo: DrillOrDrop

In this week’s listings

  1. Challenge to INEOS protest injunction by Joe Corre and Joseph Boyd;
  2. Pre-inquiry meeting on re-opened public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeal over Roseacre Wood site;
  3. Trial of 10 Greenpeace campaigners who took part in a protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site;
  4. Latest findings from government’s public attitudes survey on fracking;
  5. Energy Live Expo.

Plus meetings, talks, training, information and rallies

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


Monday 30 October 2017

Sian Berry, London Green Party councillor is the main speaker at Green Monday event, 1pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Demonstration organised by Frack Free Frodsham and Helsby and Frack Free Dee Coaltion at British Geological Survey event about Ince Marshes Energy Research Site, 1pm-4pm, Helsby Community Centre, Lower Robin Hood Lane, Fodsham, Warrington WA6  0BW. Details

Tuesday 31 October 2017

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Joe Corre (left) and Joseph Boyd. Photo: Ian R Crane

First day of hearing at the High Court of a challenge by Joe Corre and Joseph Boyd to INEOS Shale injunction against protest activity that interrupts its activities. 10.30am, Court 30, The Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL.

Pre-inquiry meeting for re-opened inquiry into Cuadrilla’s appeal against refusal of planning permission for exploratory shale gas drilling, fracking and testing at Roseacre Wood, Lancashire. The meeting is scheduled to discuss the scope of the inquiry, its length and timetable, further information on vehicle routing to the site, consultation and assessment, and site visit. 11am, Blackpool Football Club Hotel and Conference Centre, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. Details

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Halloween at KM8, 12 noon-11pm, Third Energy’s fracking site entrance, Gt Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, N Yorkshire. Details

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Hearing at the High Court of a challenge by Joe Corre and Joseph Boyd to INEOS Shale injunction against protest activity that interrupts its activities. Time to be confirmed, the Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL.

Scheduled start date for trial of 10 Greenpeace protesters arrested after a lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. Preston Magistrates Court, Lawson Street, Preston PR1 2QT. Time to be confirmed

Uniting the Roses – Women’s Call for Calm, event calling for pause in action at the front line facking sites. 10am-12noon, Third Energy’s fracking site, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

White Wednesday event at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site to be attended by Natalie Bennett, 9.30am, meet at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton followed by silent walk to Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site to arrive at 11am.

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

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Free screening of The Bentley Effect and public meeting on UK energy and challenges ahead, hosted by Green Party MEP, Keith Taylor, with speakers Brenda Pollack (Friends of the Earth) and Chris Tomlinson (Rampion Wind Farm). 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Friends Cottage, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL. Details and to register

Thursday 2 November 2017

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

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Scheduled date for publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 23, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details

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Hearing at the High Court of a challenge by Joe Corre and Joseph Boyd to INEOS Shale injunction against protest activity that interrupts its activities. Time to be confirmed, the Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL.

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Peregrine Centre,  Peregrine Way, Harthill, Sheffield S26 7UP. Details

Friday 3 November 2017

Frack Free Ravenshead public meeting with speker Dennis May, Village Hall, Vernon Crescent, Ravenshead NG15 9BN. Details

Saturday 4 November 2017

Fossil Free Futures 2017

Fossil Free Futures, two-day training open to students, 10am-5pm, Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Leeds LS2 9JZ. Details

INEOS Shale’s Woodsetts planning application – objections drop-in, organised by Woodsetts Against Fracking. 12.30pm-2.30pm, Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts, Worksop S81 8QB. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking information stall, 11am-4.30pm, Sheffield Peace and Craft Fair, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH. Details

KM8 Trades Union Solidarity rally, organised by Unite Community. The event begins with a march starting at 12 noon, outside Kirby Misperton Village Hall, 4 Woodlands, Kirby Misperton, YO17 6XN, followed by march to Third Energy’s fracking site, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Speakers include Cat Cray (RMT), John Coan (United Community), David Malone (Green Party) and local and Lancashire campaigners. Details

Sunday 5 November 2017

Fossil Free Futures, two-day training open to students, 10am-5pm, Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Leeds LS2 9JZ. Details

Charter of the Forest 800

Charter of the Forest and Fracking, event to mark the 800th anniversary of the Charter of Sherwood Forest, with speakers Professor Peter Linebaugh, Professor Guy Standing, Joe Boyd, Julie Timbrell, Mothiur Rahmen. 11.30am-5pm, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Clipstone Road, Edwinstowe, Nottingham NG21 9JA. Details.  Free but tickets available from Eventbrite.

Frack Off INEOS event, 1pm-4pm, INEOS Grangemouth, Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth FK3 9XH. Details

2 replies »

  1. We can accurately predict, from the saboteurs at BEiS, that since they provide the false choice of FOE that given its fracking or renewables, not both, that we’ll see I told you so from opponents.

    BEIS should be ashamed of themselves, and do so much damage to shale. But then they care only about offshore and or the cushy jobs they have talking bout energy instead of doing nothing about it’ll

    • The future is renewables and a carbon zero economy. It has just taken the government longer to reach the inevitable conclusion that fracking is not necessary to keep the lights on, is not a transition/green bridge to a carbon zero economy and that there is already an oversupply of cheap hydrocarbons in the world. Simple facts and not a false choice provided by FoE. All the opposition parties support a ban on fracking and as so oft repeated, it is banned in Scotland and there are moratoriums in place in the rest of the UK. I think you are rather over playing the power and influence of FoE somewhat. BEIS, if your prediction is correct, are not saboteurs they are at last acknowledging stark reality.

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