What’s happening this week? 8-14 January 2018

Cuadrilla drilling rig leaves the Balcombe, West Sussex, UK site

Equipment leaving Cuadrilla’s Balcombe site in September 2013. Picture by David Burr d.burr69@btinternet.com

In this week’s listing:

  • Decision on Cuadrilla’s application to flow test its well at Balcombe;
  • High Court hearing on Europa’s extended injunction in Surrey;
  • Extraordinary meeting at Ryedale District Council;
  • Deadline for comments in Lancashire and Nottinghamshire;
  • Screenings of The Bentley Effect;

Plus meetings, fundraisers and information events.

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

Monday 8 January 2018

High Court  hearing on Europa’s extended injunction at Leith Hill. 11am, The Rolls Building, the Royal Courts of Justice,  Fetter Lane London EC4A 1NL

Film screening of The Bentley Effect. 7pm-9pm, Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD. Details

Frack Free Teversal, Stanton Hill and Skegby meeting. 7pm-8.30pm, Teversal Scout Hut, Frackley Road, Teversal, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 3HL Details

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Decision on Cuadrilla Resources application to flow test at Balcombe. Meeting of West Sussex County Council planning committee scheduled to decide on the Cuadrilla Resources Ltd application WSCC/040/17/BA for flow testing its lateral borehole at Lower Stumble hydrocarbon exploration site in Balcombe. Meeting: 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ. Details

Say no to Cuadrilla returning to Balcombe. Gathering before West Sussex County Council planning meeting. 9am-11am, County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ.  Details

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

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Deadline for comments on Cuadrilla’s revised traffic proposals for drilling and fracking up to four wells at Roseacre Wood, Lancashire. Link to proposals and Roseacre Awareness Group guidance on commenting

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

Mosborough Against Fracking annual general meeting. 7.30pm, Queen Hotel, High Street, Mosborough. Details

Thursday 11 January

Hearing at York Magistrates Court. The court is expected to hear legal arguments about arrests outside Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site in North Yorkshire. 10am, Clifford St, York YO1 9RE.

Extraordinary meeting of Ryedale District council. The meeting will discuss a proposal for representation at the Examination in Pubic the joint minerals and waste plan. 6.30pm, Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HH  Details

Lancaster Fights Fracking weekly meet up. 7.30pm-9pm, Apothecary Bar & Lounge, Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN. Details 

Friday 12 January 2018

Green Friday at Kirby Misperton. Event hosted by Yorkshire and Humber Green Party. 10am-4pm, KMA wellsite, Alma Farm, off Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Details

Deadline for submissions. Closing date for comments on INEOS’s application for shale gas exploration at Woodsetts, south Yorkshire. Details

Saturday 13 January 2018

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

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall and on the discussion panel at Trades Union Council event. 2pm-4pm, Talbot Lane Methodist Hall, 45 Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2RB. Details

Sunday 14 January 2018

New Year walk in Clumber Park to support the National Trust. Walk, hosted by Frack Free Nottinghamshire, to support the Trust against INEOS Shale, which wants to carry out seismic surveys in the park. 11am-1pm, Clumber Park Car Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Details

Stop fracking now community centre get together. 2pm, Misson Community Centre, Vicar Lane Misson, north Nottinghamshire DN10 6EG.

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

Deadline for comments. 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

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