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What’s happening this week? 12-18 March 2018

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In this week’s listings:

  • Hydrocarbon day at Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals Plan;
  • Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, and Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, visit Preston New Road;
  • Plaque unveiled to remember last year’s 120-mile No Fracking Way;
  • Presentation of 100,000+ signature petition against drilling near Leith Hill;
  • Environment Agency drop-in event on Leith Hill permit for Europa Oil & Gas;
  • Jig at the Rig mass anti-fracking dance-off.

Plus meetings, rallies, gatherings and training. Please let us know (click hereif any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. Listings for the rest of March and beyond here


Monday 12 March 2018

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Jonathan Bartley during a visit to Preston New Road on 17 October 2017. Photo: Frack Free Lancashire

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. Speakers to also include Dale Vince, founder owner of Ecotricity, 12 noon-1pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

No Fracking Way plaque unveiling. Andrew Cooper, Green Party spokesperson on energy, and campaigners from the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp in North Yorkshire will be unveiling a plaque marking the 120-mile No Fracking Way walk from the KM8 well to Preston New Road a year ago. 12 noon-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Visit by Dale Vince. The founder owner of Ecotricity is visiting campaigners outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 12 noon-1pm, 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

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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

Closing date for submissions on parliamentary inquiry into planning guidance for fracking. Details and link to submissions

Women’s Call. Silent protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, 9.30am-12 noon, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Bolton Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7pm-8.30pm. Cotton Tree, 15 Princ Street, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 2NP. Details

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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

Thursday 15 March 2018

Environment Agency public drop-in event about the environmental permit for oil drilling at Bury Hill Wood, near Leith Hill. 2pm-7pm, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road Road, Dorking RH4 1SG. Details 

Presentation of 100,000+ petition against drilling near Leith Hill to Environment Agency. 7pm, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road Road, Dorking RH4 1SG.

A Voice for Leith Hill lecture and Q/A with Dr David Smythe on oil and gas extraction in the Weald. 7.45pm-9.45pm, Friends Meeting House, Butler Hill, South Street,  Dorking RH4 2LE. Details

Friday 16 March 2018

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

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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

Reclaim the Power national gathering in Blackpool. 10.30am-6pm, Holy Trinity Church, Dean Street, Blackpool FY4 1BP. Details

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

Sunday 18 March 2018

Reclaim the Power national gathering in Blackpool. 10am-2pm, Holy Trinity Church, Dean Street, Blackpool FY4 1BP. Details

Meeting of the new chartist movement aiming to “unite everyone to restore our ancient freedoms, democracy and prosperity. 11.30am, The Canal House, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH. Details

1 reply »

  1. Dale Vince, is that the Dale Vince whose latest project has been described by the Green Party as …..

    “undermines the very essence of being green, which in this case means not endorsing something of such scale which would clearly be in the wrong location and detrimental to our area.”

    If you want to use composted grass then why not invest in the organic content of shale rock where a million years of pressure and heat has done half the job already.

    He also opposes the Swansea Bay tidal barrage, wonder why? , interest in the planet or just self interest. IMO he’s up there with Elon Musk on my list of green chancers heading for a fall.

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