Diary

Drilling diary – December 2017

171207 debate Eckington Against Fracking

40+ events in December 2017 events about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including:

  • Debate between INEOS and Eckington Against Fracking;
  • Actions opposing Barclays Bank investment in Third Energy;
  • Anti-fracking march in Pickering;
  • Dalai Lama’s monks visit Preston New Road;
  • Council committee meetings;
  • Christmas social events.

Plus meetings, fundraisers, information events and presentations.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong. This post will be updated throughout the month with new information.


Friday 1 December 2017

Evening of music, singing and performance poetry, featuring Minster Ukes and Howard Griffiths, organised by Frack Free Ryedale in aid of Kirby Misperton Protection Camp. 7.30pm-9.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering YO18 7AX.

Open Mic “Frack off” to raise money to support anti-fracking protesters, 9pm-midnight, The Lily, 12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AD. Details

Saturday 2 December 2017

Divest Barclays Disco Dance Marathon, 9am-1pm, Barclays Bank, 54 Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3HB. Details

Solidarity Saturday for campaigners opposed to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire operations, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm,  Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

All we want for Christmas is for Barclays to keep its promises. Leicester branch of Friends of the Earth singing anti-fracking versions of Christmas carols, 11am-1pm, Barclays Bank, Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WL. Details

Don’t frack Yorkshire, don’t frack anywhere information stand, 11am-1pm, Clock Corner, Baxtergate, Doncaster. Details

March against fracking Pickering

March against fracking, 12 noon-3pm, meeting at the Castle, Castlegate, Pickering YO18 7AX. Details

Louie’s Launderette – No dirty fracking benefit gig, 9pm-6am, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, 25 Victoria Street, Blackburn BB1 6DW. Details

Monday 4 December 2017

Closing date for comments on application by Cuadrilla to vary its environmental permit for Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool. Details

Green Monday at PNR. 10am-1pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

171204 publicity pic Simon Peter

Simon Peter who is expected to arrive at Preston New Road at about 4pm on Monday 4 December at the end of a 750-mile ride from southern Spain

Simon Peter (above) reaches Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site at the end of a 750-mile awareness-raising cycle tour from southern Spain. Expected to arrive at about 4pm, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE

Presentation by Friends of the Earth to Northwich Town Council Forum on fracking. 6.30pm-8.30pm, Northwich Town Council, 78 Church Road, Northwich CW9 5PB. Details

Frack Free Ravenshead meeting, 7pm, The Larch Farm, 2 Mansfield Road, Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 9HA. Details

Frack Free Elton, Ince and Thornton-le-Moors and Frack Free Frodsham and Helsby group meeting, 7pm-8.30pm, Elton Community Centre, School Lane, Elton, Chester CH2 4PU. Details

Norfolk Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7pm-9pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colegate, Norwhich NR3 1DD. Details

Shirebrook and Langwith Against Fracking public meeting, 7.30pm, The Jug and Glass, Queen’s Walk, Nether Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9EW. Details

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD. Details and venue

Frack Free Warsop information evening, 7.30pm, The Three Lions, 11-15 Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale, Mansfield NG20 9PA. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, The Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Women’s Call event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 9.30am-11am, meeting at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

Clay Cross Against Fracking meeting, 12 noon, Charlies Bar & Restaurant, 4 Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9JR. Details

Ladies First event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 1pm-4pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

What went wrong at West Newton. Presentation by Communities of Holderness Against Onshore Drilling. 7pm-10.30pm, The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York, YO24 1AW. Details

Thursday 7 December 2017

The Fracking Revolution: has the world focused on the wrong controversy? Lecture by Professor Scott L Montgomery, of Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. 1pm-2pm, E236, Arthur Holmes Building, Science Site, Durham University, Durham. Details

Frack Free Greater Manchester social, 7pm-10pm, Slice Pizza and Bread Bar, 1a Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN. Details

Frack Free Misson meeting, 7pm, Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, South Yorkshire DN10 6ED

Debate: Does fracking have a role to play in England’s energy mix, with speakers Tom Pickering, of INEOS, and David Kesteven, of Eckington Against Fracking, chaired by North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley, 7.30pm, Eckington Civic Centre, Market Street, Eckington S21 4JG. Details and Eventbrite booking

Fracking update public meeting, 8pm-9.30pm, The Town Hall, St Georges Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY. Details

Friday 8 December 2017

Christmas at Km8 – Give the gift of a day. 12noon-10pm, Third Energy’s fracking site, Gt Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, Malton Y017 6XS. Details

171208 Dalai Lama monks to PNR

Open Mind Loving Heart UK tour, Dalai Lama’s Gyuto Monks bless air and water protectors at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, on visit to entrance as part of their Open Mind Loving Heart UK tour. 2pm-3pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton FY4 5RN. Details

Cuadrilla’s third public webcast tour of Preston New Road shale gas site, 2pm-3pm. People can submit questions and view online at http://pnrlive.co.uk  Details

Saturday 9 December 2017

Open Mind Loving Heart UK tour, Dalai Lama’s Gyuto Monks bless air and water protectors at proposed shale gas site at Woodsetts, South Yorkshire, as part of their Open Mind Loving Heart UK tour. Details to be confirmed

Solidarity Saturday for campaigners opposed to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire operations, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm,  Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

Christmas Bingo organised by Frack Free Yeovil. 7pm-10pm, Birchfield Community Centre, Yeovil BA21 5RL. Details

Sunday 10 December 2017

Fundraiser roast for anti-fracking activists, 12 noon-4pm, Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA. Details

Monday 11 December 2017

Rescheduled meeting of Ryedale Area Committee of North Yorkshire County Council, suspended after anti-fracking protest. 10.30am, Ryedale District Council offices, Ryedale House, Old Malton Road, Malton YO17 7HH. Details

Green Monday at PNR. 10am-1pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Speakers at 12.30pm-1pm include Sian Berry (London Green Party councillor) and Jamie Peters, of Friends of the Earth. Details
Former Lib Dem leader, Tim Farron, main speaker at Green Monday protest event at 12.30pm, at Cuadrilla shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton FY4 5JS

Frack Free Nottinghamshire December action planning meeting, 7pm-8pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Frack Free festive drinks, organised by Frack Free Mansfield, 7.30pm-10pm, Brown cow, 33-35 Ratcliffe Gate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2JA. Details

A fracking presentation The Facts Not the Glossy PR Fiction, by Shirebrook & Langwith Against Fracking, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Jug and Glass, Queen’s Walk, Nether Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9EW. Details

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Sheffield Climate Alliance monthly meeting, 7pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Details

Frack Free Christmas social, hosted by Frack Free North Somerset, Frack Free Bristol and Frack Free Somerset, 7.30pm-midnight, Loves Cafe, 9 West Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1JR. Details

Wednesday 13 December 2017

PROSPEX 2017 – two-day exhibition and conference by the Petroleum Society of Great Britain, 8.30am, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH. Details 

Women’s Call event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, including performance by Eve Nortley of Global Justice Now Manchester, 9.30am-11am, meeting at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

Meeting of Lancashire County Council’s development control committee at which members will discuss changes to the traffic plan for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site and the need for a site visit about new traffic plans for the company’s proposed Roseacre Wood scheme. 10am, Committee Room B, The Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Fishergate, Preston PR1 8XJ.  Link to meeting agenda

PNR Car honking protest convoy. Information and link for more details

Ladies First event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 1pm-4pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Demonstration by Frack Free Dee against plans by the British Geological Survey for an energy research site at Ince Marshes, Cheshire, 3.30pm, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HU.

Woodsetts Against Fracking meeting, 7pm-9pm, village hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts S81 8QB. Details

Bolton Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7pm, Cotton Tree pub, Prince Street, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 2NP. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking xmas meet up with food and drinks, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hotel, 135 High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Details

171213 film by Chat BronsonScreening of A Film About Fracking and Anti-fracking, 7.30pm, Village Hall, Harthill, Sheffield S26 7UL. Details

Thursday 14 December 2017

PROSPEX 2017 – two-day exhibition and conference by the Petroleum Society of Great Britain, 8.30am, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH. Details 

Pop-up presence by anti-fracking campaigners to lobby Lancashire county councillors before their meeting, from 10am, County Hall , Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ. Details

Quaker vigil, 10.30am-11.15am, entrance to Broadford Bridge drilling site, Adversane Lane, Broadford Bridge, near Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9EB. Details

171214 Quaker vigil BB

Gates at Broadford Bridge oil exploration site, West Sussex

Annual General Meeting of Europa Oil & Gas, 11am, offices of BDO LLP, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU. Details

Meeting of Ryedale District Council. Members will discuss a motion to appoint consultants to represent the council at the public inquiry into the joint minerals and waste plan. 6.30pm, Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Old Malton Road, Malton, North Yorkshire Y017 7HH. Details

Friday 15 December 2017

Meeting of West Sussex County Council. Members are to discuss proposed modifications to the joint minerals local plan. 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RG. Details. The meeting is webcast.

Saturday 16 December 2017

Solidarity Saturday for campaigners opposed to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire operations, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm,  Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

KM8 Christmas Market, entrance to Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton fracking site, 10am-4pm Great Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XS. Details

Boycott Barclays

Barclays Big Bah Humbug Christmas Carol, 11.30am, Barclays Bank, 10-12 Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HN. Details

Don’t frack Yorkshire, don’t frack anywhere. Information stall about fracking and Barclays involvement in Third Energy, 11am, Clock Corner, Baxter Gate, Doncaster. Details

Sunday 17 December 2017

Woodsetts Against Fracking fundraiser: Winter Wonderland including craft stalls, Christmas songs, santa’s grotto, children’s fairground rides and food and mulled wine. 2pm-5pm, Woodsetts Recreation Ground. Details

Monday 18 December 2017

Celebrate the winter solstice at Preston New Road frack site, 6.30am-9am, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Green Monday at PNR. 10am-1pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Solstice lantern making and procession after dark, 4.30pm-7.30pm, Maple Farm Nursery, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Ladies First event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 1pm-4pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Friday 22 December 2017

Christmas carol singing outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE, followed by Christmas Party at Maple Farm. Details

Frack Free Wakefield protest against funding by Barclays Bank for fracking. 11am-12.30pm, Barclays Bank, Market Place, Pontefract WF8 1AG

Coming up in 2018

Friday 5 January 2018

Black Friday (one year at PNR). Anniversary of Cuadrilla starting work at its Preston New Road site, 11am-6pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 6 January 2018

Solidarity Saturday for campaigners opposed to Cuadrilla’s Lancashire operations, 10am-2pm, Maple Farm,  Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE.

Sunday 7 January 2018

Debate on fracking, 2.30pm, Crawley. Tickets and details on Eventbright

Tuesday 9 January 2017

Possible date for decision on Cuadrilla Resources Ltd application WSCC/040/17/BA) to West Sussex County Council to extend permission for flow testing at lateral borehole at Lower Stumble hydrocarbon exploration site, London Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6JH. Not confirmed. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Date by which a decision is expected on the appeal by Egdon Resources on its Wressle oil production plans.

Bolton Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7pm, Cotton Tree pub, Prince Street, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 2NP. Details

Friday 12 January 2018

Closing date of public consultation on Issues and Options Consultation Document – the next phase of Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan for the period up to 2036. link to documents

Saturday 13 January 2018

Barclays Frack Off! Information event and protest, outside Barclays Bank, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3EA. Details

Sunday 14 January 2018

Ceilidh for climate sanity, hosted by Sheffield Climate Alliance, 7.30pm-10.30pm, Broomhball Community Centre, Broomspring Lane, Sheffield S10 2FD. Tickets £6 in advance from jerrysimon.grow@gmail.com or £7 on the night. Concessions £5 and under-16s free. Details

Monday 15 January 2018

Bolsover Against Fracking meeting with speakers Steve and Jo White from Ryedale who will present their video of fracking in Pennsylvania from the residents’ point of view. Assembly Rooms, Hill Top, Bolsover S44 6NG. Details

Saturday 20 January 2018

Anti-fracking benefit Burns night and ceilidh hosted by Friends of the Earth Sheffield. Three course meal, speeches, poetry and live band, tickets £18, 7pm-11pm, St Andrews United Reformed Church, Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RQ. Details

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Surrey County CouncilNext scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council planning committee at which Bury Hill Wood traffic management plan could be discussed. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 2DN. To be confirmed. Link to agenda

Thursday 25 January 2018

Expected date of a meeting of the planning board of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council at which INEOS Shale’s application for drilling at Harthill will be discussed. To be confirmed. Link to meeting agenda

Saturday 27 January 2018

Zero carbon Wedmore Workshop, launch and celebration. 3pm-8pm, St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Wedmore, Somerset BS28 4AA. Details

Monday 29 January 2018

Frack Free Dearne Valley meeting, URC Church, Melton High Street, West Melton S63 6RG. Details

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Possible date for decision on Cuadrilla Resources Ltd application WSCC/040/17/BA) to West Sussex County Council to extend permission for flow testing at lateral borehole at Lower Stumble hydrocarbon exploration site, London Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6JH. Not confirmed. Details

Wednesday  31 January 2018

Possible date for decision on Cuadrilla Resources Ltd application WSCC/040/17/BA) to West Sussex County Council to extend permission for flow testing at lateral borehole at Lower Stumble hydrocarbon exploration site, London Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6JH. Not confirmed. Details

Deadline for completion of INEOS seismic surveying in Nottinghamshire.

February

Possible date for planning board meeting to determine INEOS’s planning application for Harthill, Rotherham Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH.

27 February 2018

Possible date for decision on Cuadrilla Resources Ltd application WSCC/040/17/BA) to West Sussex County Council to extend permission for flow testing at lateral borehole at Lower Stumble hydrocarbon exploration site, London Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6JH. Not confirmed. Details

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Scheduled date for reopening of public inquiry on traffic issues at Cuadrilla’s proposed shale gas site Roseacre Wood. 10am, Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. The inquiry is expected to last eight days and will sit Tuesday-Fridays. Details

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