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What’s happening this week? 4-10 December 2017

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Gyuoto Monks of Tibet to bless air and water protectors at active and proposed shale gas sites as part of “Open Mind, Loving Heart” tour. Photo: IlluminaStudios.net

In this week’s listings:

  • Derbyshire debate on fracking and energy;
  • Cuadrilla’s third live stream Q&A session on horizontal drilling at Lancashire site
  • End of 750-mile anti-fracking campaigner’s cycle tour
  • Buddhist monks bless water and air protectors at shale gas sites;
  • Consultation deadline on Preston New Road permit.

Plus Christmas socials and fundraisers, meetings, information events and talks.

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


Monday 4 December 2017

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 4 December 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

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

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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

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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

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 carry out a land puja ceremony at proposed shale gas site at Woodsetts, South Yorkshire, as part of their Open Mind Loving Heart UK tour. The ceremony honours and blesses the land and the inhabitants who live there. 11am gathering close to the proposed well site.

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

Updated 13.18 on 4/12/2017 to clarify purpose of visit of Gyuto Monks.

3 replies »

  1. The statement on the Tibetan Monks’ visit appears misleading Ruth/Paul. Their visit as officially anounced is ‘to Bless Earth and Water Protectors’

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