Diary

What’s happening this week? 20-26 November 2017

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In this week’s listing

  • Launch of Netpol report on policing at anti-fracking protests;
  • Parliamentary debate on fracking in Cheshire;
  • Nottingham County Council motion on seismic testing ;
  • Don’t frack the commonwheel presented to Westminster.

Plus meetings, talks, information, film screening and consultation

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 here.


Monday 20 November 2017

Opening of consultation of Issues and Options Consultation Document – the next phase of Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan for the period up to 2036. The consultation runs until 14 January 2017. Web link to documents

Protecting the Planet is Not a Crime, launch of report by Netpol with Keith Taylor, MEP, 1pm-2pm, outside Cuadrilla shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton FY4 5JS. Details

Green Party MEP for south east England, Keith Taylor, speaking at 1pm at  Cuadrilla shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton FY4 5JS

Don’t Frack the Commonweal, a hand-shaped wheel made by Tom Cousins at anti-fracking camps across England, presented to representatives at Westminster. 3.30pm, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA.

171120 Bentley Effect

Film screening of The Bentley Effect, organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance and Chesterfield TUC, 7pm, Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QR. Details

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

Tuesday 21 November 2017

An audience with the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, 10am, Voluntary Action Rotherham, The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham, S60 2HX. To book a place, phone Sarah Kelly on 01709 834467 or email sarah.kelly@varotherham.org.uk Details

Wednesday 22 November 2017

UK autumn budget, statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond,  12.30pm, House of Commons, London SW1A 1AA. Details

Ladies First rally in the morning, followed by protest by men, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool FY4 5RN. Details

Potential effects of hydraulic fracturing in north east Derbyshire constituency, debate moved by Lee Rowley, MP for NE Derbyshire, 4pm, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA. Details

West Newton A

Rathlin Energy’s West Newton A site. Photo: DrillOrDrop

What went wrong at West Newton A, 7pm-10pm, Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XN. Details

Clay Cross Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Charlies Bar & Restaurant, 4 Thanet Street, Clay Cross S45 9JR. Details

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Ruling in INEOS Shale injunction case to be handed down by Mr Justice Morgan at the High Court. 9.30am, court 30, The Rolls Building, Fetter Lane London EC4A 1NL. Details

We say no to INEOS seismic survey. Frack Free Nottinghamshire gathering before Nottinghamshire County Council meeting, 9am-10.30am, County Hall, West Brigford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details

Nottinghamshire CC

Motion to Nottinghamshire County Council by Cllrs Alan Rhodes and Jason Zadrozn 10.30am, County Hall, West Brigford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Details. The motion proposes that the county council:

1. Commits to promote a green economy that will deliver skilled
jobs and lower bills, as well tackling the urgent threat from
climate change.

2. Commits to not permitting seismic testing on any land owned
or managed by Nottinghamshire County Council preserving
the public use and the environmental benefits of such areas

3. Will write to the Government asking them to focus on
unlocking the jobs and growth that a low-carbon energy
infrastructure could provide for our industry, workforce and
communities in Nottinghamshire

Are We Going to be Fracked? Presentation, 7pm, Doncaster Momentum, Catholic Club, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BY. Details

Frack Free Penistone and Stocksbridge monthly planning meeting, 7.30pm, The Friendship, 536 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 2DW. Details

Friday 24 November 2017

Health Professions against Fracking visit Kirby Misperton, 11am-3pm, outside KM8 site gates, Great Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Women-led march to North Yorkshire County Council about Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton. Meeting at 12.15am, Yorkshire Building Society, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8LU. Details

Quakers Against Fracking Meeting for Witness, 1pm, outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Annual general meeting of Keep Kirdford and Wisborough Green, including illustrated talk by Dr Damien Short on Onshore oil and gas impacts on local communities. AGM starts at 6.30pm, drinks and nibbles at 7pm and talk at 7.30pm. Venue: Wisborough Green Parish Hall (behind the Three Crowns public house), School Road, Wisborough Green RH14 0DU.

Irish night organised by Harthill Against Fracking, with The Fitzgeralds Company, Irish band and PMT cover band, Irish stew, mini auction and BYO. 7.30pm-11.30m, Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield S26 7YL. For tickets contact Marnie on 07523657273, marniehavard1973@gmail.com Details

Saturday 25 November 2017

Health effects of fracking day, 7am-7pm, outside Third Energy’s fracking site, Great Habton Road, Kirby Misperton North Yorkshire. Details

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