What’s happening this week? 29 January-4 February 2018

Derbyshire County Council

In this week’s listings:

  • Meeting of Derbyshire County Council on INEOS second shale gas application for Marsh Lane;
  • Publication of latest government data on public attitudes to fracking;
  • Webcast of conference on fracking and public health;
  • Plus meetings, gatherings, talks and deadlines.

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

Monday 29 January 2018

Derbyshire County Council offices Matlock

Derbyshire County Council offices at Matlock. Photo: Dave Bevis. Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0

Meeting of Derbyshire County Council planning committee. Members will discuss whether to consider a second INEOS application for shale gas exploration at Marsh Lane following the company’s appeal on the first. 10am, Council Chamber, County Hall, Matlock. Details and council press release

Green Monday. Gathering of green, divestment, renewable and transition groups outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site, 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Natural gas infrastructure and public health: From local to global. Conference, 10am EST, Boston University Photonic Centre, 8 St Mary’s Street, Boston MA 02215 webcast  (live at 10am EST) and details

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Deadline. Updated deadline set by Nottinghamshire County Council for completion of INEOS seismic surveying in Nottinghamshire.

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Women’s Day of Action, Preston New Road, 6 September 2017. Photo: Roseacre Awareness Group

Women’s Call. Gathering of women opposed to shale gas development outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site, 9.30am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Ladies First. Gathering of men (following the Women’s Call gathering) outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site,1pm-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Harthill Against Fracking meeting. Pre-inquiry meeting. 7pm, Peregrine Centre, Peregrine Way, Harthill S26 7UP. Details

Clay Cross Against Fracking meeting. 7pm-9pm, Charlies Bar and Restaurant. Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9JR. Details

Coal Ason & Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm, Gosforth Lodge, 16 Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

The dangers of fracking. What went wrong a West Newton A. Talk supported by Frack Free Malton and Norton. 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Greengate, Malton YO17 7EN. Details

Thursday 1 February 2018


Publication of Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker. Findings from  Wave 24 survey published at 9.30am. Link

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Protest outside the IGas site at Misson Springs, 2 January 2018. Photo: Kathryn Williamson

Day of action at Misson Springs. A condition of the IGas planning permission is for construction work to stop during the bird nesting season, which begins on 1 February 2018, unless it has evidence of no significant impact. Springs Road, Misson DM10 6ET.

Film screening. 40 minute film about fracking in Pennsylvania by British people who visited to find out for themselves what it was like. 7.30pm, Miners’ Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington, Sheffield S21 4FA.

Are we going to be fracked? Public meeting. 7.40pm, Hatfield Wood House Village Hall, off Main Street, Hatfield Woodhouse DN7 6NF. Details

Friday 2 February 2018

Closing date for comments on IGas radioactive substances permit applications. The applications are for Palmers Wood Oilfield, Rooks Nest Farm, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8BY (EPR/NB3292DH/A001)  and Stockbridge Oilfield, Larkwhistle Farm Site, Crawley Down, Hampshire SO21 2RG (EPR/NB3692DA/A001).

Black Friday. Gathering of people opposed to Cuadrilla’s shale gas activities at Little Plumpton. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Gig Against the Rig. 8pm-11pm, The Plough Inn, Coldharbour RH5 6HD. Details

Saturday 3 February 2018

Solidarity Saturday. Gathering and support event for people opposed to Cuadrilla’s shale gas activities at Little Plumpton. 10am-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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