Diary

What’s happening this week? 9-15 April 2018

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Photo: DrillOrDrop

In this week’s listings:

  • Start of re-opened public inquiry on Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood fracking plans;
  • Anti-fracking rally outside the inquiry hearing;
  • Second oil/gas hearing at Examination in Public of North Yorkshire minerals plan;
  • Decision day for Egdon’s plans for drilling at North Kelsey;
  • Political week in United Resistance campaign against fracking;
  • Drop-in sessions on Derbyshire Minerals local plan.

Plus meetings, talks, film screening and fundraiser.

Click here for events in the rest of April and beyond. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong.


Monday 9 April 2018

United Resistance – Start of Week 2: Political Colours. Start at 7am each day, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PF. Details

Green Monday at Preston New Road. Green Party Deputy Mayor of Sheffie,d Magid Magid, to be the main speaker at this weekly event outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 10am-1pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE.

Drop-in session on Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan.  Opportunity for people to talk to county council officers about the draft plan. 11.30am-6.30pm, Dronfield Library,  Manor High Street, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PY. Details

Meeting of Lincolnshire County Council planning committee. The agenda includes discussion of Egdon Resource’s application to extend the duration of its planning permission for the North Kelsey site to December 2020. 10.30am, Council Chamber, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YL. Application  reference: PL/0011/18. Link to planning meeting agenda page

Norfolk Against Fracking meeting. 7pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colgate, Norwich NR3 1DD. Details

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

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Rally to support Roseacre at the public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at Roseacre Wood. 8.30pm, Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. Details

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Inquiry venue at Blackpool Foodball Club. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Reopening of public inquiry on traffic issues at Cuadrilla’s proposed shale gas site Roseacre Wood. 10am to about 2.30pm, Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. The inquiry is expected to last eight days and will sit Tuesday-Fridays. Details

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Correspondence from North Yorkshire County Highways

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Hearing day for reopened public inquiry on traffic issues at Cuadrilla’s proposed shale gas site Roseacre Wood. 9.30am, Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. Details

Footpath leading to the KM8 fracking site at Kirby Misperton due to reopen. KM Protectors walk and gathering to mark Third Energy’s temporary withdrawal from the site and the reopening of the footpath, including refreshments, music, poetry, unveiling of Red Line community crochet project and pack-up of Forward Protection Camp. 10am-12 noon, Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, YO17 6XS.

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

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, The Queen, 135 High Street, Mosborough S20 5AF. Details

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Thursday 12 April 2018

Hearing day for reopened public inquiry on traffic issues at Cuadrilla’s proposed shale gas site Roseacre Wood. 9.30am, Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. Details

Labour Party anti-fracking solidarity day for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am-4pm, meet at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PJ. Details

Drop-in session on Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan.  Opportunity for people to talk to county council officers about the draft plan. 11.30am-6.30pm, Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3JE.   Details

Film screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK. 5pm-7pm, Room S211, Senate House, SOAS, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Details

Friday 13 April 2018

Hearing day for reopened public inquiry on traffic issues at Cuadrilla’s proposed shale gas site Roseacre Wood. 9.30am to lunchtime, Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ. Details

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Additional hearing on oil and gas issues at Examination in Public of North Yorkshire Minerals Local Plan. The agenda includes 500m residential buffer zones, policy on unconventional and conventional operations and proposed restrictions on fracking operations. 10am,  The Council Chamber, North Yorkshire County Council headquarters, County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AH. Details and link to agenda

Drop-in session on Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan.  Opportunity for people to talk to county council officers about the draft plan. 11.30am-6.30pm, Bolsover Library, Church Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6HB.  Details

Labour Party anti-fracking solidarity day for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, meet at Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PJ for march to the site with MP Rebecca Long Bailey. Details

Saturday 14 April 2018

United Day of Action. Hosted by Clay Cross Against Fracking with leafleting, slow walk to Bramleymoor Lane in Marsh Lane, followed by meeting. Details

Mole Valley and Epsom and Ewell Greens/Voice for Leith Hill fundraiser band night. 7pm-10pm, Pixham Old School, Pickham Lane, Dorking. Details and link to tickets

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Talk about fracking with N Leeds MP, Fabian Hamilton, and Shadow Energy Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey (left). 3pm, St Andrews URC Church Hall, Shaftesbury Avenue, Leeds LS8 1DS. Details

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