Diary

Drilling diary – February 2018

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50+ events in February about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including:

  • Opening of Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan;
  • Derbyshire County Council sets its view on INEOS shale plans for Marsh Lane;
  • INEOS, Fracking and You public meetings about INEOS plans in Yorkshire;
  • Divest Barclays 10,000 week;
  • Not for Shale  awareness march;
  • Latest government data on public attitudes to fracking.

Plus continuing rallies outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, film screenings, meetings, comment deadlines and conferences. 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.


Thursday 1 February 2018

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

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.

Public meeting and 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. Details

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).

Deadline for people who want to speak or make comments to the public inquiry on INEOS plans for Marsh Lane in Derbyshire. Link

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

Sunday 4 February 2018

Candlelit vigil at KM8, 5pm-6.30pm, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Monday 5 February 2018

Musical Mondays. 9am-4pm, KM8 gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

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

Meeting of Derbyshire County Council planning committee. The meeting will approve the council’s view on the INEOS first application for shale gas exploration at Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane. 1pm,  Council Chamber, County Hall, Matlock. Agenda The meeting is to be webcast at: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/bramleymoorlane and a shuttle bus is running from Matlock interchange next t the train station to County Hall from 11am-1pm.

Meeting of community liaison group for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. Members only. Questions to be raised can be sent directly to Cuadrilla, Lancashire County Council and CLG members.

No fracking in Notts: February planning meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Norfolk against fracking monthly meeting. 7pm-9pm, Golden Star Pub, Colgate Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3DX. Details

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Tuesday 6 February 2018

Trial of Peter Whittick for occupation of a drill rig used at Broadford Bridge. 10am, Brighton Magistrates Court,  Edward Street Brighton East Sussex BN2 0LG.

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, Function Room, Strensall Village Hall, Northfields, Strensall YO32 5XW. Details

Find out about frackingPublic talk about fracking with Mike Hill hosted by Transition City Lancaster. 7pm for 7.30pm, Banqueting Suite, Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ. Details 

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Townsend, Marston Magna BA22 8BP. Contact for more details

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Public meeting. Meeting hosted by The Moss Alliance about plans by Aurora Energy Resources for exploratory drilling and hydraulic fracturing at Altcar Moss near Halsall. 7.30pm, The Gild Hall, Church Rd, Formby, Liverpool L37 3NG. Details from themossalliance@gmail.com, frackfreeformby@gmail.com or haf@fastmail.com

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

Frack Free North Somerset monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Working Men’s Club, 6-10 Orchard Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1RQ Details

Wednesday 7 February 2018

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

Thursday 8 February 2018

Controversial geoscience – dealing with public perception. One day seminar, promoted by Envireau Knowledge, on how to communicate key geoscience challenges to the public. 9am-5pm, Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough. Details

Crafty Thursday. 10am, KM8 fracking site gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, Westow Cricket Club, Badger Bank Road, Westow YO60 7NN. Details

Friday 9 February 2018

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

Cuadrilla’s fourth public webcast tour and live stream Q and A sessions from Preston New Road shale gas site. 2pm at http://pnrlive.co.uk/

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, St Peter’s Church Hall, Langton Road, Norton YO17 9AE. Details

Fracking for Beginners. What is fracking and what comes with it? 7.30pm-9.30pm, St Peters Church, Langton Road, Norton, Malton YO17 9AE. Details

Saturday 10 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

Labour MP, Chris Williamson, speaking at Kirby Misperton Protection Camp. 2.45pm, Kirby Mipserton Road, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire.

Public meeting. Meeting hosted by The Moss Alliance about plans by Aurora Energy Resources for exploratory drilling and hydraulic fracturing at Altcar Moss near Halsall. 10.30am, Haskayne Village Hall, 109 School Lane, Haskayne, Nr. Ormskirk, L39 7JE. Details from themossalliance@gmail.com, frackfreeformby@gmail.com or haf@fastmail.com

Sunday 11 February 2018

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, The Feathers Hotel, Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BH. Details

Monday 12 February 2018

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

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Divest Barclays 10,000 – Mass boycott for Go Green Week. Campaign to encourage 10,000 to boycott Barclays until it divests from fossil fuels. 12-16 February. Details

Film screening of To The Ends Of The Earth. The film follows people living with extreme oil and gas extraction. 6.30pm, Brunei Gallery, School of African and Oriental Studies, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG. Details and ticket reservations

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, Cricket Club, Stavely Lane, Eckington S21 2WB. Details

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Pre-inquiry meeting for INEOS appeal over proposed shale gas site at Common Road, Harthill, Rotherham. 10am, John Smith Room, Rotherham Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate St, Rotherham, S60 2TH. Details

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, Sledmere Village Hall, Bridlington Road, Sledmere, Driffield YO2 3XW. Details

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Trial of four protesters from Lancaster who took part in a lock-on outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in July 2017. 10am, Blackpool Magistrates Court, Chapel St, Blackpool FY1 5DQ. Details

Verdict in the trial of Peter Whittick for occupation of a drill rig used at Broadford Bridge. Time to be confirmed, Brighton Magistrates Court,  Edward Street Brighton East Sussex BN2 0LG. Details

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

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Love Ryedale, love where you live. Gathering at the gates of Third Energy’s KM8 sites for crafts, open mic, food, meditation, teddy bear’s picnic. 10.30am-3pm, KM8 gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. 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

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, Mill Suite, Pickering Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering YO18 8AA. Details

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Film screening of The Bentley Effect. 7.30pm, The Queen, 135 High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Details

Thursday 15 February 2018

Safety excellence in energy: The future of gas. HSE conference. The Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT. Details 

Crafty Thursday. 10am, KM8 fracking site gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Friday 16 February 2018

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

Saturday 17 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

Scheduled public engagement event by Aurora Energy Resources about drilling and fracking plans at Altcar Moss. 12 noon-6pm, Haskayne Village Hall, 109 School Lane, Haskayne, near Ormskirk L39 7JE. Details

Monday 19 February 2018

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

Musical Mondays jamming session. 10am, KM8 gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Frack Free Teversal, Stanton Hill and Skegby Monthly meeting, Teversal Scout Hut, Fackley Road, Teversal, Notingham Details

Film screening of The Bentley Effect. 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Rooms, Hilltop Avenue, Bolsover S44 6NG. Details

Sheffield Friends of the Earth meeting. 7.30pm-9pm, Red Deer Pub, Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD. Details

Tuesday 20 February 2018

International Petroleum Week. One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY. Details

Sheffield Climate Alliance meeting. 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Details

Wednesday 21 February 2018

International Petroleum Week. One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY. Details

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 16 August 2017. Photo: Cheryl Atkinson

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

Frack Free Warsop planning meeting. 7pm, The Plough Inn, Church Street, Warsop NG20 0AR. Details

Thursday 22 February 2018

4th annual asset integrity management and total maintenance. London. Details

International Petroleum Week. One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY. Details

Crafty Thursday – learn to knit. 10am, KM8 fracking site gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Visit by Barry Gardiner, shadow minister for climate change, to Leith Hill Protection Camp. 12 noon-1pm, Leith Hill Protection Camp, off Coldharbour Lane, near Coldharbour. Details

Friday 23 February 2018

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4th annual asset integrity management and total maintenance. London. Details

Swap Work for Work day. Roadside protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. 9am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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

Quakers and all No Faith in Fracking gathering. 1pm. Outside Cuadrilla’s Shale Gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Earth First! Winter Moot. Weekend of workshops, campaign updates, networking and planning about ecological resistance in the UK. Begins 6pm Friday 23 February until 4pm Sunday 25 February 2018, Regather Co-operative, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield S1 1ABU. Details 

Saturday 24 February 2018

Earth First! Winter Moot. Weekend of workshops, campaign updates, networking and planning about ecological resistance in the UK. Begins 6pm Friday 23 February until 4pm Sunday 25 February 2018, Regather Co-operative, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield S1 1ABU. Details 

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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Not for Shale awareness march. 11am, starting from The Centre, Recreation Way, Clowne S43 4PL, passing through the centre of Clowne to Shuttlewood recreation ground (12 noon) to Hornscroft Park, Bolsover (1pm). Guest speakers include Dennis Skinner MP. Details.

Fracking shambles at Hagglers. Anti-fracking music fundraising event for a a banner on the walls at Hagglers, including food, DJs and live music, 5.30pm-2pm, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road, Sheffield S2 4DU. Details 

Sunday 25 February 2018

Earth First! Winter Moot. Weekend of workshops, campaign updates, networking and planning about ecological resistance in the UK. Begins 6pm Friday 23 February until 4pm Sunday 25 February 2018, Regather Co-operative, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield S1 1ABU. Details 

Monday 26 February 2018

Green Monday. John Ashton, co-founder of Third Generation Environmentalism, and Jamie Peters, of Friends of the Earth, are the main speakers at gathering of green, divestment, renewable and transition groups outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site, 10am start with speeches at about midday, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Musical Mondays jamming session. 10am, KM8 gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 10am, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Outside the Cave, Sherwood House, Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9QE. Details

Professor Michael Grubb’s inaugural Lecture: Energy, Europe and the Economics of Innovation. Professor Grubb will explore why most economic theory still fails to grasp the characteristics of industrial innovation, particularly with respect to energy and climate change. 6.15-7.30pm, Room G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, University College London WC1E 6BT. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Forest Leisure Complex, Clipstone Road, Edinstowe NG21 9JA. Details

Frack Free Leeds fortnightly meeting. 7pm, The George PUb, 67-69 Great George Street,Leeds LS1 3BB. Details

Monthly public meeting of Shirebrook and Langwith against Fracking7.30pm in The Jug and Glass Inn, Queen’s Walk, Nether Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9EW

Tuesday 27 February 2018

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Opening day of Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan. 10am, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AH. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 10am, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Outside the Cave, Sherwood House, Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9QE. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Forest Leisure Complex, Clipstone Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9JA. Details

INEOS, fracking and you. Public meeting by Frack Free United and local anti-fracking community group. 6.45pm for 7pm start, Kilham Village Hall, Church Street, Kilham, Driffield YO25 4RG. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7pm, Back Lane, Chetnole DT9 6PL. Details and information for how to find out precise address

Wednesday 28 February 2018

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

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 10am, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Outside the Cave, Sherwood House, Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9QE. 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

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Forest Leisure Complex, Clipstone Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9JA. Details

Coal Aston & Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm, Gosforth Lodge, 16 Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER – NEXT MEETING 28 MARCH 2018

Coming up

Thursday 1 March 2018

Meeting of community liaison group for IGas site at Misson. Invitation only.

Crafty Thursday – planting bulbs and seed bombs .10am, KM8 fracking site gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 10am, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Outside the Cave, Sherwood House, Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9QE. Details

Environment Agency drop-in event about environmental permit for Europa’s oil exploration well at Bury Hill Wood, near Leith Hill. 2pm-7.30pm, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG. Details CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER

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Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Forest Leisure Complex, Clipstone Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9JA. Details

Hand-in to the Environment Agency of 38 degrees petition against water pollution at Leith Hill, Surrey. 6.30pm, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH14 1SG. Details CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER

Friday 2 March 2018

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

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 10am, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Outside the Cave, Sherwood House, Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9QE. Details

Tour of drill sites in south east England organised by Frack Free Sussex. 11am-6pm, visiting Balcombe, Broadford Bridge, Brockham, Horse Hill and Leith Hill, meeting outside Dorking Main Station (10.30-11.20am) or Leith Hill P:rotection Camp (11am). Details and to book

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, South Forest Leisure Complex, Clipstone Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9JA. Details

Saturday 3 March 2018

South Yorkshire Know Your Rights Training. 10am-2pm, The Wesley Centre, 14 Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

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

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 3 March 2018). 10am, 11am, Outside the Cave, Sherwood House, Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9QE. Details

Women are Wonderful Festival. Celebrating women of Lancashire. 12 noon-5pm, Marsh Community Centre, Lancaster LA1 5PP  Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth  stewards briefing. 5pm-6pm, Outside the Cave, Sherwood House, Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe NG21 9QE. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Edwinstowe – Friends of the Earth  lantern parade. 6pm, at the Robin Hood and Maid Marian statue, High Street, Edwinstowe. Details

Sunday 4 March 2018

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Rally, march, beach litter pick and community art action at Scarborough South Bay to mark National Anti-plastics day. 11.15am, meet outside Poundland, 24-26 Wesborough, Scarborough YO11 1UL. Details

Monday 5 March 2018

Green Monday. Alasdair Roxburgh, director of communities and networks at Friends of the Earth is the main speaker at gathering of green, divestment, renewable and transition groups outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site, 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Musical Mondays jamming session. 10am, KM8 gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Eckington – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 10 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, Gosforth Lodge, 16 Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Eckington – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 10 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, St Peter and St Paul Church, Church Street, Eckington S21 4BG. Details

A Voice for Leith Hill quiz night fundraiser. 7.30pm, Cafe Rialto, 33 South Street, Dorking RH4 2JZ. Details

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Eckington – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 10 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, Coal Aston Village Hall, Eckington Road, Coal Aston S18 3AX. Details

Thursday 8 March 2018

Innovation and governance for future energy systems. IGov conference at Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 9NH. Details – more to come

Possible date for meeting of Rotherham Planning Board at which INEOS Woodsetts planning application for shale gas exploration could be decided. To be confirmed

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Eckington – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 10 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, Marsh Lane Community Hall, Main Road, Marsh Lane, S21 5RH. Details

Debate: “This house believes that UK regulations make fracking safe”. Proposed by Kevin Hollinrake and opposed by Michael Hill, chaired by Bishop James Jones. 7pm-9pm, Lady Lumleys School, Swainsea Lane, Pickering YO18 8NG. Details

Friday 9 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Eckington – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 10 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, St Peter and St Paul Church, Church Street, Eckington S21 4BG. Details

Saturday 10 March 2018

Anti-fracking legal observer training. Delivered by Green and Black Cross. 10am-5pm, St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RQ. Details 

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Eckington – Friends of the Earth street theatre, music and games. 12 noon-3pm, Market Street, Eckington. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Eckington – Friends of the Earth lantern parade. 6pm, Green Lawns Community Centre, 8 Warren Walk, Marsh Lane S21 5RX. Details

Monday 12 March 2018

Green Monday. Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, is the main speaker at gathering of green, divestment, renewable and transition groups outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site, 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Musical Mondays jamming session. 10am, KM8 gates, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XS. Details

Frack Free Leeds fortnightly meeting. 7pm, The George PUb, 67-69 Great George Street,Leeds LS1 3BB. Details

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Key date for discussion of hydrocarbon issues at the Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan. 10am, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8AH. Details

Date by which proofs of evidence for the Roseacre Wood inquiry are due to be exchanged and submitted to the inquiry programme officerDetails

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Presentation on protest law by Helen White, of Howells LLP. 7.30pm-10pm, The Queen, 135 High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Details

A Voice for Leith Hill Evening Social. 7.30pm-10pm, The Narnia Room, The Old House, West Street, Dorking. Details

Friday 16 March 2018

Anti-fracking spring demo. 11am-6pm, Preston New Road, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Jig at the rig – mass anti-fracking dance off at Preston New Road. 8am-6pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool FY4 5RN. Details

Saturday 17 March 2018

Media spokesperson training for grassroots activists with New Economy Organisers Network and Leeds Tidal. 10am-5.30pm, Tidal Offices, Bridge Street Church, Leeds LS2 7QZ. Details

Friends of the Earth Spring Activist Gathering. Sessions include what’s next for the anti-fracking campaign in Scotland. 11am-4.30pm, The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU. Details

Monday 19 March 2018

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.

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, Woodsetts Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts S81 8QB. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm,  Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. To book a session and details

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm,  Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. To book a session and details

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Final audited accounts for IGas Energy plc.

Surrey County Council planning committee. Applications by Angus Energy and the traffic management plan for Europa’s oil site at Bury Hill Wood could be discussed at this meeting. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Link to agenda

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm,  Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. To book a session and details

Thursday 22 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm,  Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. To book a session and details

Friday 23 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7UL. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm and 8pm,  Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. To book a session and details

Saturday 24 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see parade on Saturday 24 March 2018). 10am and 11am,  Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. To book a session and details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth street theatre. 12 noon-4pm, Street theatre, Fargate, Sheffield S1 2HE.

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Sheffield – Friends of the Earth lantern parade.  7pm, Devonshire Gardens, Sheffield to the city’s Peace Gardens. Details 

Sunday 25 March 2018

Tour of drill sites in south east England organised by Frack Free Sussex. 11am-6pm, visiting Balcombe, Broadford Bridge, Brockham, Horse Hill and Leith Hill, meeting outside Dorking Main Station (10.30-11.20am) or Leith Hill P:rotection Camp (11am). Details and to book

Monday 26 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Bolsover – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see also parade on Saturday 31 March 2018). 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Oxcroft Centre, Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG. Details

Green Monday. Amelia Womack, deputy leader of the Green Party, is the main speaker at gathering of green, divestment, renewable and transition groups outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site, 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Frack Free Leeds fortnightly meeting. 7pm, The George PUb, 67-69 Great George Street,Leeds LS1 3BB. Details

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Bolsover – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see also parade on Saturday 31 March 2018). 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Oxcroft Centre, Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Bolsover – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see also parade on Saturday 31 March 2018). 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road, Cresswell S80 4BH. Details

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Bolsover – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see also parade on Saturday 31 March 2018). 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Oxcroft Centre, Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG. Details

Thursday 29 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Bolsover – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see also parade on Saturday 31 March 2018). 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Oxcroft Centre, Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG. Details

Friday 30 March 2018

Quakers and all No Faith in Fracking gathering. 1pm. Outside Cuadrilla’s Shale Gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Bolsover – Friends of the Earth lantern-making workshop (see also parade on Saturday 31 March 2018). 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Oxcroft Centre, Clowne Road, Stanfree, S44 6AG. Details

Saturday 31 March 2018

Robin Hood vs Fracking in Bolsover – Friends of the Earth lantern parade. 8pm, Castle Street to Town End, Bolsover. Details

Monday 2 April 2018

Start of United Resistance, three months of “targeted resistance” against fracking in Lancashire.

Frack Free Sussex, Frack Off London and Frack Free Surrey bus trip to 100 Women event (see Tuesday 3 April 2018). Pick-up points at Brighton, Dorking, and Terminal 4 Heathrow. Return on Tuesday 3 April. Details

Tuesday 3 April 2018

100 Women Gathering. 8.30am-6pm, gathering at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage and the campaign against fracking. Details

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Wooly Wednesday Yarn-on. 1pm-6pm, Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Thursday 5 April 2018

Toxic Thursday. 8.30am-6pm, gathering at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Friday 6 April 2018

Funeral Friday. 8.30am-6pm, gathering at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Monday 9 April 2018

Frack Free Leeds fortnightly meeting. 7pm, The George PUb, 67-69 Great George Street,Leeds LS1 3BB. 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

Thursday 19 April 2018

Film screening of The Bentley Effect. 7pm, Venue Stocksbridge, 650 Manchester Road, Sheffield S36 1DY. Details

Saturday 21 April 2018

Speakers from the oil and gas industry at the UK Investor’s Show. 8.30am-5.30pm, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster SW1P 3EE. Details

Global Justice Now Scottish Activist Gathering. 10am-5pm, Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. Details

Sunday 22 April 2018

Teach the world to sing – an afternoon arts festival. Afternoon of music, dance, poetry, storytelling and cake to find out more about fracking in North Yorkshire. 3pm-5.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Greengate, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7EN   Details

Monday 23 April 2018

Frack Free Leeds fortnightly meeting. 7pm, The George PUb, 67-69 Great George Street,Leeds LS1 3BB. Details

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Scheduled date for opening of public inquiry. Hearing on INEOS appeal over non-determination of application for shale gas exploration at Harthill. 10am John Smith Room, Rotherham Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH. Estimated to sit on 8 days from 24-27 April and 1-4 May. Details

Thursday 26 April 2018

Publication of Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker. Findings from  Wave 25 survey published at 9.30am. Link

Friday 27 April 2018

Quakers and all No Faith in Fracking gathering. 1pm. Outside Cuadrilla’s Shale Gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Tuesday 1 May 2018

3rd Oil & Gas International Licensing Symposium. The Bentley Hotel, 27-33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JX. Details 

Wednesday 2 May 2018

3rd Oil & Gas International Licensing Symposium. The Bentley Hotel, 27-33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JX. Details 

Thursday 3 May 2018

3rd Oil & Gas International Licensing Symposium. The Bentley Hotel, 27-33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JX. Details 

Monday 14 May 2018

Frack Free Leeds fortnightly meeting. 7pm, The George PUb, 67-69 Great George Street,Leeds LS1 3BB. Details

Saturday 16 June 2018

Global Justice Now National Gathering. Time tbc, Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET. Details

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Scheduled date for start of public inquiry. Hearing on INEOS shale exploration appeal on non-determination of its application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Details Venue tbc. Expected to continue until 29 June 2018.

Thursday 5 July 2018

The Third UK Onshore Oil & Gas Summit. 8.30am-5pm, Birmingham City Centre. Details

Thursday 26 July 2018

Publication of Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker. Findings from  Wave 26 survey published at 9.30am. Link

Thursday 8 November 2018

Publication of Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker. Findings from  Wave 27 survey published at 9.30am. Link

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