Diary

What’s happening this week? 5-11 February 2018

Marsh Lane village from Bramleymoor Lane 170426 DoD

The view from Bramleymoor Lane, in the village of Marsh Lane, site of proposed INEOS shale gas well. Photo: DrillOrDrop

In this week’s listings:

  • Derbyshire councillors vote on INEOS shale gas plan at Bramleymoor Lane;
  • Four INEOS, Fracking and You public meetings in Yorkshire;
  • Two public meeting about Aurora’s plans on Altcar Moss, Lancashire;
  • Trial of anti-fracking protester in Brighton;
  • “Find out about fracking” talks;
  • Plus action and liaison groups and protest gatherings.

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


Monday 5 February 2018

Musical Mondays. 9am-4pm, gates to Third Energy’s KM8 fracking site, 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 to 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

180127 Frack Free United artwork

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 fracking. Public 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

Halsall Parish Council shale gas working group poster

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

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

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

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