What’s happening this week? 11-17 December 2017

171214 Pop up protest Lancashire County Council

Pop-up protest outside Lancashire County Council planned for Thursday 14 December 2017. Photo: Frack Free Lancashire

In this week’s listings:

  • Two-day oil and gas industry exhibition and conference
  • Pop-up protest outside Lancashire County Council;
  • Committee discusses latest Cuadrilla proposals for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood;
  • Europa Oil & Gas annual general meeting;
  • Fundraising Winter Wonderland in Woodsetts;
  • Christmas market outside Third Energy’s fracking site at Kirby Misperton.

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 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

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


Photo: DrillOrDrop

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. Photo: Broadford Bridge Action Group

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

171217 Woodsetts AGainst Fracking winter wonderland

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

Updated 10/12/17: Rescheduled Ryedale meeting moved to 11th December – matching date shown on N Yorks website

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