Diary

Events diary – June 2018 onward

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The village of Marsh Lane from Bramleymoor Lane where Ineos proposes to explore for shale gas. Photo: DrillOrDrop

50+ events in June 2018 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas including:

  • Public inquiry into Ineos shale gas plans at Marsh Lane, Derbyshire;
  • Block Around the Clock rally and blockade at Preston New Road;
  • Deadline for comments on Balcombe environment permit and for participation in Clumber Park court case;
  • First meeting of All Party Parliamentary Group on the Impacts of Shale Gas;
  • Tour de Frack cycle ride around Weald oil sites;
  • Plus meetings and information events.

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 and includes events that we know about in the rest of 2018.


Friday 1 June 2018

Ruling at High Court in Manchester on Cuadrilla injunction application. 12 noon, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Bridge Street, Manchester. DrillOrDrop report for yesterdays’s hearing

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

Saturday 2 June 2018

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

Monday 4 June 2018

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John Ashton at Preston New Road. Photo: Refracktion

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include John Ashton, former UK Special Representative on Climate Change (about 12 noon) and Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics (about 12.30pm). 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Start of Unions Week, Week 10 of United Resistance anti-fracking campaign at Preston New Road, Little Plupton, near Blackpool. Details

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Closing date for comments on Cuadrilla environmental permit application for oil storage and handling at BalcombeDetails

Dame Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre deliver to Downing Street Planet Ineos, their representation of armageddon, which they says is caused by plastic pollution and climate change. Photo call: 1.15pm, Downing Street, London SW1.

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

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

Wednesday 6 June 2018

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

IGas consultation event on plans for gas exploration at Elton, Cheshire. 2pm-7pm, Elton Community Centre, School Lane, Elton CH2 4PU. Link to questionnaire: surveymonkey.co.uk/t/talkaboutgas

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Motion opposing government measures to impose fracking on Sheffield. To be discussed by Sheffield City Council (item 6). 2pm, Council Chamber, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH. Details

Friday 8 June 2018

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

Deadline for interested parties to submit objections to Ineos Shale proposal to carry out seismic testing in Clumber Park, NottinghamshireDetails

Saturday 9 June 2018

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

Bolsover Against Fracking stall. 10am-1pm, Market Place, Bolsover, Derbyshire. Details

Trades unions Vs fracking. Part of the United Resistance campaign. 10.30am-5.30pm, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Peace in the Park. Noon to 8pm, Ponderosa Park, Upperthorpe, Sheffield. Details

Sunday 10 June 2018

Torworth Scarecrow Festival. Torworth Village Park, Holds Lane, Torworth DN22 8PF. Details

Monday 11 June 2018

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Photo: Green Party

Green Party Week, Week 11 of United Resistance anti-fracking campaign at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool. Monday speaker: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party.  Details

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include Nick Dearden, Director of Global Justice Now (speaking about 12.30pm). 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Green Party’s Amelia Womack and Natalie Bennett and Jamie Bartlett at Preston New Road. Part of Green Party Week of United Resistance. Times to be confirmed. Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

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

Has campaigning gone soft? Talk by Mark Westcombe, Earth First! Collective and North Lancashire Green Party member. 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. Details

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Expected date for submission of second Ineos planning application for shale gas exploration off Dinnington Road, Woodsetts (DrillOrDrop report)

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

Natalie Bennett, former Green Party leader, speaking at Preston New Road. Part of Green Party Week of United Resistance. Times to be confirmed. Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

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

Thursday 14 June 2018

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, at Preston New Road. Part of Green Party Week of United Resistance. Times to be confirmed. Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Film screening of The Bentley Effect. 7.30pm, Cafe Cairo, 88 Landor Road, London SW9 9PE. Details

o180614 Promised Land screeningFilm screening of Promised Land. 8pm, The Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, Lancaster, LA1 3PY. Details

Friday 15 June 2018

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, and Green Party baroness Jenny Jones speaking at Preston New Road. Part of Green Party Week of United Resistance. Times to be confirmed. Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

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

Saturday 16 June 2018

Bolsover Against Fracking stall. 10am-1pm, Market Place, Bolsover, Derbyshire. Details

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

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

Sunday 17 June 2018

Green and Black Cross legal observers training and barbecue. 11am-5pm, Mission Springs Protection Camp, Misson, Nottinghamshire. Details

Monday 18 June 2018

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include Friends of the Earth campaigners Jamie Peters and Helen Rimmer (speaking about 12.30-1pm). 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Start of Water Awareness and Sacred Activism week in United Resistance campaign against fracking. Water Ceremony, 12 noon, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

Teversal, Stainton Hill and Skegby anti-fracking meeting. 7pm-8.30pm, Teversal Scout Hut (next to Carnarvon pub), Fackley Road, Teversal, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 3HN. Details

Sheffield Friends of the Earth meeting. 7.30pm, Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD. Details

Glow worm spotting expedition. 10pm, Tinker Lane Anti-Fracking Camp, DN22 8DA. Details

Tuesday 19 June 2018

180619 Marsh Lane inquiry

Photo: Eckington Against Fracking

Protest outside opening of public inquiry for Ineos shale gas plans at Marsh Lane. 9am-10am, Assembly Rooms, Market Hall, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR. Details

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. 10am, Assembly Rooms, Market Hall, Soresby Street, Chesterfield. Expected to continue until 29 June 2018. Details

First meeting of All Party Parliamentary Group on the Impacts of Shale Gas. 1pm-3pm, Westminster. People who wish to submit evidence or take part in the session should contact Lee Rowley MP at lee.rowley.mp@parliament.uk by Friday 8 June 2018. Details

Water awareness Q&A with David Penney. Part of Water Awareness and Sacred Activism week in United Resistance campaign against fracking. 1pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 3PE. Details

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

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

Wednesday 20 June 2018

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

Public inquiry into INEOS Shale appeal on non-determination of its exploration application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Start time tbc, Market Hall, Assembly Rooms, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR. Details 

Christian Climate Action prayer vigil. 12.30pm-4.30pm, Tinker Lane shale gas site, Blyth, Nottinghamshire DN22 8PA. Details

Woodsetts Against Fracking meeting. 6.30pm, Village Hall, Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts S81 8QB. Details

Barlborough Against Fracking meeting with presentation on fracking by local campaigner, Dennis May. 7.30pm, Barlborough Miners Welfare, California Lane, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4EZ..

Thursday 21 June 2018

Public inquiry into INEOS Shale appeal on non-determination of its exploration application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Start time tbc, Market Hall, Assembly Rooms, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR.. Details 

Fracking could be coming to Blyth – is it safe? Public meeting. 7.30pm, Westhill Community Centre, Cheyne Walk, Ordsall, Retford DN22 7GA. Details

Friday 22 June 2018

Public inquiry into INEOS Shale appeal on non-determination of its exploration application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Start time tbc, Market Hall, Assembly Rooms, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR.. Details 

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

180622 Wheelies for Water event

Wheelies for Water: Frack Free Mass Bike Ride. 6pm meet at Sheffield Town Hall; 6.30pm Bike ride round the city centre; 8.00pm Blackburn Meadows Water Treatment Works (near Meadowhall) – speakers from local Frack Free groups, music and entertainment; 9.00pm Group ride back to city centre. Details

Saturday 23 June 2018

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Tour de Frack cycling tour of drilling sites  in Surrey and Sussex. Three routes of 16, 30 and 55 miles. tours. Starts at Duck Pond, Meadowbank community park in Dorking. Cyclists depart at 10.30am. Event ends at Leith Hill Protect Camp RH5 6HB.  Details and from http://www.frackfreesurrey/tourdefrack

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

Greet at the Gates – Horse Hill Tour de Frack welcome. 12.30pm-2.30pm, Horse Hill,Horley RH6 0RB. Details

Eckington Against Fracking Day of Action. 2pm-5pm: Village stalls and speakers. 6pm: Bands at The Fox & Hounds Pub, 37 Main Road, Marsh Lane, Sheffield S21 5RH. Details

Monday 25 June 2018

Journalist and commentator, George Monbiot, to visit campaigners outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool. Details to be confirmed.

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

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Public inquiry into INEOS Shale appeal on non-determination of its exploration application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Start time tbc, Market Hall, Assembly Rooms, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR.. Details 

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

Wednesday 27 June 2018

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

Public inquiry into INEOS Shale appeal on non-determination of its exploration application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Start time tbc, Market Hall, Assembly Rooms, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR.. Details 

Block around the clock. Mass camp and blockade by United Resistance and Reclaim the Power. 11am on 27 June to 4pm 1 July, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. 7.15pm-9pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Thursday 28 June 2018

Closing date for comments.  Alkane Energy UK Ltd application for new bespoke permit for its Ollerton CMM Welsite, off Rufford Lane, Wellow, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DJ. Details

Public inquiry into INEOS Shale appeal on non-determination of its exploration application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Start time tbc, Market Hall, Assembly Rooms, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR.. Details 

Block around the clock. Mass camp and blockade by United Resistance and Reclaim the Power. 11am on 27 June to 4pm 1 July, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Friday 29 June 2018

Public inquiry into INEOS Shale appeal on non-determination of its exploration application for Bramleymoor Lane, Marsh Lane, Derbyshire. Start time tbc, Market Hall, Assembly Rooms, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR. Details 

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

Block around the clock. Mass camp and blockade by United Resistance and Reclaim the Power. 11am on 27 June to 4pm 1 July, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Marsh Lane Against Fracking – end of public inquiry celebration. 7pm, Miners Arms, Hundall Lane, Dronfield S18 4BS. Details

Saturday 30 June 2018

Regional anti-fracking strategy meeting for South Yorkshire/East Midlands anti-fracking groups. 10am-1pm, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

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

Block around the clock. Mass camp and blockade by United Resistance and Reclaim the Power. 11am on 27 June to 4pm 1 July, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Coming up later

Sunday 1 July 2018

Block around the clock. Mass camp and blockade by United Resistance and Reclaim the Power. 11am on 27 June to 4pm 1 July, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Monday 2 July 2018

Expected week in which six Sussex and Surrey residents will challenge the UKOG protest injunction at heard at the High Court in London. Date, time and venue to be confirmed. Details

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

Tuesday 3 July 2018

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

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

Wednesday 4 July

Lawsuit by Plan B Earth against the UK Government aiming to compel elected officials to align the country’s climate change policy with the best available science. 9.30am-4.30pm, Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London WC2. Details

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

Thursday 5 July 2018

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

Are we going to be fracked? Public meeting. 7pm, Finningley Church Hall, Rectory Lane, Finningley, Doncaster DN9 3DA. Details

Saturday 7 July 2018

Sheffield Friends of the Earth at Sharrow Festival. Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1BY. Details

Sunday 8 July 2018

Doncaster Against Fracking stall at Townfields Gala. 12 noon-5pm, Town Fields, Doncaster. Details

Ridgeway Carnival. Ridgeway Sport and Social Centre, 12 Main Road, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XR.  Details

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Scheduled date for hearing at the High Court in Manchester for Cuadrilla’s injunction for Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Bridge Street Manchester. Details

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

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council when it is expected to consider Angus Energy’s part-retrospective application for oil exploration at Brockham. To be confirmed. Details

Scheduled date for hearing at the High Court in Manchester for Cuadrilla’s injunction for Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Bridge Street Manchester. Details

International Association of Hydrogeologists meeting on the use of the deep subsurface in the UK: what are the implications for groundwater resources? Details

Thursday 12 July 2018

International Association of Hydrogeologists meeting on the use of the deep subsurface in the UK: what are the implications for groundwater resources? Details

Friday 13 July 2018

Scheduled hearing at the High Court on Ineos Shale case against the National Trust.The hearing will decide who will be able to participate in the final case from people who have objected to the company’s plans for seismic testing in Clumber Park. Time and venue to be confirmed. More details

Saturday 14 July 2018

Sheffield against Fracking stall at Beighton Gala. Beighton Welfare Recreation Ground, Sheffield.  Details

Friends of the Earth Sheffield stall at Stannington Carninval. Stannington Park, Sheffield S6 6DP.  Details

Sunday 15 July 2018

Traditional summer afternoon tea in aid of Woodsetts Against Fracking. 3pm, Woodsetts Village Hall, South Yorkshire. Tickets £7.50 from MJM Premier Store (Worksop Rd, Woodsetts S81 8RW). Details

Tuesday 17 July 2018

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

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

Thursday 26 July 2018

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

Saturday 28 July 2018

Horse Hill start for fund-raising walk.  Financial bloggers, Dan Levi, and Tom Winnifrith, are raising money for Woodlarks on a 30-mile one-day walk, starting at the Horse Hill oil drilling site. The walk ends at the Woodlarks campsite which provides holidays for people with severe disabilities. Link to fundraising page

Doncaster Against Fracking stall at Edlington Festival. 11am-4pm, Yorkshire Main Welfare Ground, Edlington, Doncaster DN12 1DA. Details

Sunday 12 August 2018

Penistone and Stocksbridge Against Fracking stall at South Yorkshire Festival. Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S36 7DB.  Details

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Earth First! Summer Gathering 2018. Five days of skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action on fracking, new roads and more. Runs until Tuesday 21 August 2018. Details

Monday 27 August 2018

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Sheffield Fayre. Norfolk Park, Sheffield. Details

Sunday 2 September 2018

Frack Free Ecclesfield and Chapeltown stall at Ecclesfield Gala. Sheffield Road (opposite Morrison’s), Ecclesfield. Details

Saturday 8 September 2018

Penistone and Stocksbridge Against Fracking stall at Penistone Show. Beighton Welfare Recreation Ground, Sheffield  Details

Thursday 8 November 2018

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

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Hearing at the Court of Appeal into challenge to Ineos injunction against protests at potential shale gas sites. Time and venue to be confirmed. Details 

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Hearing at the Court of Appeal into challenge to Ineos injunction against protests at potential shale gas sites. Time and venue to be confirmed. Details 

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