Diary

What’s happening this week? 18-24 June 2018

Tour de frack Sussex and Surrey


In this week’s listings

  • Start of inquiry into Ineos plans to drill for shale gas at Marsh Lane, Derbyshire;
  • Water Awareness Week in United Resistance anti-fracking campaign;
  • First meeting of parliamentary group on the impacts of shale gas;
  • Wheelies for Water and Tour de Frack bike rides;
  • Eckington Against Fracking Day of Action;
  • Plus meetings and information events.

Diary for all of June 2018 and beyondPlease let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong


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

Free public meeting. 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Hall, Hill Top, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6NG. 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

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

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, DrillOrDrop preview post and inquiry page

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

John Mann MP to visit Tinker Lane campaigners. 9.30am, Tinker Lane protection camp, near Blyth, Nottinghamshire DN22 8PA. Details

180623 tourdefrack

Tour de Frack cycling tour of drilling sites  in Surrey and Sussex. Three routes of 16, 30 and 55 miles. tours. Sites include: Brockham, Horse Hill, Balcombe and Leith Hill. Starts at Duck Pond, Meadowbank community park in Dorking. 9.30am: Talks, refreshments, activities. 10.30am: cyclists depart. Event ends at Leith Hill Protect Camp RH5 6HB.  Details, Eventbrite event page 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 – Balcombe – Tour de Frack welcome. 2.15pm-5pm, Lower Stumble drill site, London Road, Balcombe, West Sussex. Details

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

Greet on the Green – Brockham Tour de Frack welcome. 10.45am-11.45am, Brockham Green, Betchworth RH3. 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

Sunday 24 June

Bolsover Against Fracking stall at Bolsover Gala. 10am-4.30pm, Hornscroft Park, Langwith Road, Bolsover. Details 

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