Diary

What’s happening this week? 21-27 May 2018

Dominic Raab and Claire Perry

Housing Minister, Dominic Raab, and Energy Minister, Claire Perry

In this week’s listings:

  • Two ministers give evidence to select committee inquiry on fracking planning guidance;
  • Parliamentary launch of report on the relationship of fracking and historic coal mining;
  • Surrey councillors consider Europa’s fencing plans for its oil exploration site near Leith Hill;
  • Continuing United Resistance campaign against fracking in Lancashire;
  • Plus film screenings and information events.

Diary for the rest of May 2018 and beyond here. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong


Monday 21 May 2018

United Resistance – Local Camps and Health Day. Continues until 27 May 2018. 10am-5.30pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Magid Magid

Cllr Magid Magid. Photo: Clive Saunders

New Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Green Party councillor, Magid Magid, speaks at Preston New Road shale gas site. 11am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE.

BP annual general meeting. 11.30am, Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX. Details

Fracking information drop-in. 10am-11am, Scrooby village hall, Low Road, Strooby, Doncaster DN10 6AJ. Details

Third oral evidence session of Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on planning guidance for fracking. Witnesses include Dominic Raab MP, Minister of State for Housing, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 4pm, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London SW1. Details

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Peter StylesLaunch of report by Professor Peter Styles: Fracking and Historic Coal Mining: their relationship and should they coincide?’ Hosted by Baroness Featherstone. 2pm Houses of Parliament.

Public meeting by Frack Free Formby. 7.30pm-10pm, Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby L37 3NG. Details

Frack Free Tinker Lane meeting. 7.30pm, Red Hart Hotel, Bawtry Road, Blyth S81 8HG. Details

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Women’s Call march and vigil at Preston New Road shale gas site. 9.30am-10.30am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details 

Surrey County Council

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council planning committee. The committee is expected to consider Europa’s plans for fencing and additional buildings at its site at Bury Hill Wood near Leith Hill. 10.30am, Aschcombe Suite, County Hall, Surrey County Council, Kingston upon Thames. Surrey KT1 2DN  Details 

Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details  

Film screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK8pm, Hamilton House, Coexist CIC, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

Film screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK. Followed by Q and A with film maker Paul O’Connor and DrillOrDrop’s Ruth Hayhurst.  8.30pm, The Depot Cinema, Pinwell Lane, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 2JS. Details

Thursday 24 May 2018

1805 Power Trip

Film screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UKForest of Dean. Details to be confirmed

Friday 25 May 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Film screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK6.30-9.30pm, The Brixton Pound Cafe, 77 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PU. Details

Saturday 26 May 2018

Solidarity Sunday at Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Frack Free Doncaster stall at Cantley Carnival. 11am-4pm, Cantley Park, Aintree Avenue, Doncaster DN4 6HR. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at Rise Like Lions trades union event. 12 noon-6pm, New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham S60 1FJ. Details

2 replies »

  1. https://srsroccoreport.com/the-shale-oil-ponzi-scheme-explained-how-lousy-shale-economics-will-pull-down-the-u-s-economy/

    Huge concerns about fracking, the lasting damage to the neighbourhood and wider environment, and short term gains for investors, without responsibility for losses for local people and future generations. The requests by INEOS and Cuadrilla to ‘ring fence health and safety from the planning process’ is blatant disregard for accountability and local democracy. Fracking is a bad thing in every way. Renewable energy is better investment for the long term

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