Diary

Events diary – August 2018 onward

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Drilling at the Brockham oil site, subject of a part-retrospective planning application to be discussed this month. Photo: Brockham Protection Camp

50 events in August 2018 about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning, including:

  • Decision meetings in Lincolnshire and Surrey;
  • First anniversary Green Monday at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site;
  • Publication of latest government figures on attitudes to shale gas;
  • EarthFirst summer gathering;
  • Plus meetings, gatherings 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.


Wednesday 1 August 2018

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

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Plan for Egdon’s Wressle oil site near Scunthorpe. Source: Egdon planning application.

Decision meeting of North Lincolnshire Council for Egdon Resources application for extension of time at Wressle oil production site. Planning officers have recommended approval.  2pm, Scunthorpe Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1AB. Details

Leafleting in villages of Torworth, Ranskill, Sutton cum Lound and Scrooby. Meet 10am, Tinker Lane Protection Camp, Nottinghamshire DN22 8PA. Details

Closing date for consultation on applications to extend planning permission at the Broadford Bridge exploration site near Billingshurst, West Sussex. Details

Harthill Against Fracking meeting. 7pm, Peregrin Centre, Harthill S26 7UP. Details

Thursday 2 August 2018

Open Frack Free Misson update meeting. 7.30pm, Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson DN10 6EB. Details

Friday 3 August 2018

Black Friday outside Cuadrilla’s  Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 4 August 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am, Maple Farm, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

1800804 International Owl Awareness Day

Photo: Julie Field

International owl awareness day. Tea, cake and owl-related crafts. 10.30am at IGas site at Springs Road, Misson, north Nottinghamshire and from 2pm on Misson Village Green. Details

Allerton Bywater public meeting organised by Frack Free Leeds. 3pm-5pm, Edward VII Working Men’s Club & Institute, 65 Leeds Road, Allerton Bywater, Castleford WF10 2HE. Details

Sunday 5 August 2018

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at Pagan Pride in Nottingham. 12 noon-6pm, The Arboretum, Waverley Street, Nottingham NG7 4HF Details

Monday 6 August 2018

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Main speakers are Dan Kidby, co-founder of Radical Think Tank, and Jamie Peters, of Friends of the Earth. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Frack Free Pickering meeting. 7pm-8pm, Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AX. Details

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD. Details and contact for exact venue address

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

Frack Free North Somerset monthly meeting. 7.30pm-9.30pm, Working Men’s Club, 6-10 Orchard Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1RQ. Details

Wednesday 8 August 2018

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

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Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee to discuss Angus Energy retrospective application for sidetrack drilling at Brockham. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Link to agenda

Bolton Against Fracking monthly planning and review meeting. 7pm, Cotton Tree, 15 Prince Street, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 2NP. Details

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

Should we allow fracking in the UK? Edinburgh Skeptics meeting with Dr Stuart Gilfillan. 7.30pm, Chamber Room, The Banshee Labyrinth pub, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG. Details

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

Thursday 9 August 2018

Transition Chesterfield AGM. 7pm, Inspire Community Garden, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield. Details

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Friday 10 August 2018

Black Friday outside Cuadrilla’s  Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 11 August 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am, Maple Farm, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Sunday 12 August 2018

Penistone and Stocksbridge Against Fracking stall at South Yorkshire Festival. 12pm-5pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S36 7DB.  Details

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Woodsetts Against Fracking fundraising summer fete. Includes musical events, football, art and baking competitions, fracking awareness sessions, market and good stalls. 11am-4pm, Woodsetts Recreation Ground, Gildingwells Road, Worksop, South Yorkshire S81 8QA.

Monday 13 August 2018

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Former Green Party Leader, Nathalie Bennett, with campaigners at Preston New Road, 14 August 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

First anniversary Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett and Asad Rehman, Executive Director of War on Want, previously head of international climate at Friends of the Earth. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Frack Free Notts monthly meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, Mansfield Road NG1 3FR. Details

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Monthly gathering of Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth. 7pm-9pm, Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4UG. Details

Frack Free Ecclesfield & Chapeltown meeting. 7.30pm, Ecclesfield Library, High St, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9UA. Details

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

Wednesday 15 August 2018

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

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, Horsham.  Details and link to tickets

Thursday 16 August 2018

Expected decision on Ineos plans for exploratory drilling at Bramleymoor Lane in Derbyshire. To be confirmed. Details

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

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, Horsham.  Details and link to tickets

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Friday 17 August 2018

Black Friday outside Cuadrilla’s  Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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, Horsham.  Details and link to tickets

Saturday 18 August 2018

Knitting and crochet day by Frack Free Tinker Lane. 9.30am, Tinker Lane gates, A634 Retford Road, Nottinghamshire. Details

Second regional strategy meeting for South Yorkshire and East Midlands groups. 10am, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

Frack Free Ryedale stall at Rosedale Show. 10am,  Milburn Arms Field at Rosedale Abbey

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am, Maple Farm, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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, Horsham.  Details and link to tickets

Reclaim the Power National Gathering at Earth First! Summer Gathering. 10am, Broadwater Lane, Nuthurst, Horsham RH13 6QU. Details

Sunday 19 August 2018

Multi-faith service and picnic led by Rev Deborah Hodgson. Gates to IGas Tinker Lane site, Retford Road (A634), Nottinghamshire DN22 8PA. Details

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, Horsham.  Details and link to tickets

Reclaim the Power National Gathering at Earth First! Summer Gathering. 10am, Broadwater Lane, Nuthurst, Horsham RH13 6QU. Details

Monday 20 August 2018

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include Jamie Bartlett, Director of Demos Social Media Centre, and former climate ambassador, John Ashton. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

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, Horsham.  Details and link to tickets

Frack Free Ashfield meeting. 7pm, Scout Hut (next to Carnarvon Pub), Fackley Road, Teversal, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 3HN. Details

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Frack Free Scarborough visit to Preston New Road. Leaves Scarborough railway station at 6am, with pick ups at Wentworth Arms, Malton (6.30am) and the Designer Centre car park, York (7am). Contact scarboroughfrackfree@gmail.com for more information.

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, Horsham.  Details and link to tickets

Frack Free Pickering meeting. 7pm-8pm, Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AX. Details

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

Wednesday 22 August 2018

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

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

Thursday 23 August 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Friday 24 August 2018

Black Friday outside Cuadrilla’s  Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Clay Cross Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7pm, St Barnabas Community Centre, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor S45 9BU. Details

Saturday 25 August 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am, Maple Farm, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Monday 27 August 2018

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Sheffield Fayre. 8.30am-5.30pm, Norfolk Park, Sheffield. Details

Frack Free Ryedale stall at Farndale Show. Mackeridge Lane, North York Moors National Park, YO62 7LE. Link to show website

Help with fracking awareness at the Robin Hood festival. 11am-4pm, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Help with fracking awareness at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Know your rights training. 1pm-2.45pm. Near Tinker Lane, north Nottingham. Venue to be confirmed. Details

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

Wednesday 29 August 2018

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

Green Gathering at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include Amelia Womack, deputy leader of the Green Party. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Help with fracking awareness at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Thursday 30 August  2018

Re-arranged start of court case of anti-fracking campaigner Heather Stroud arrested after a protest at Kirby Misperson on 30 January 2018. Court support from 8.30am, York Magistrates Court, Clifford Street, York YO1 9RE.

Help with fracking awareness at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Friday 31 August 2018

Black Friday outside Cuadrilla’s  Preston New Road shale gas site. 10am, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Help with fracking awareness at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

No Faith In Fracking event. 1pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Coming later

Saturday 1 September 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am, Maple Farm, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Help with fracking awareness at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Sunday 2 September 2018

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

Help with fracking awareness at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Monday 3 September 2018

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include Liz Hutchins, Friends of the Earth’s campaigns director. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool  PR4 3PE. Details

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Frack Free Pickering meeting. 7pm-8pm, Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AX. Details

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

Thursday 6 September 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Saturday 8 September 2018

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

Rise for Climate. 10am-1pm. Tinker Lane. Venue to be confirmed. Details

Tour of Britain 2018 passing Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest in north Nottinghamshire. 1-2pm – estimated time at Clumber Park and Edwinstowe. Details

Monday 10 September 2018

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

Burning up: A global history of fossil fuels. Simon Pirani talking about his new book. Free event. 7pm, Music Room, Storey Arts Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Frack Free Ecclesfield & Chapeltown meeting. 7.30pm, Ecclesfield Library, High St, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9UA.

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

Wednesday 12 September 2018

100 Women at Parliament Square. 10.30am-4.30pm, Parliament  Square. London SW1. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting. To be confirmed. 7.30pm, the Queen, High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield  S20 5AF. Details

Thursday 13 September 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Monday 17 September 2018

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

Tuesday 18 September 2018

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

Thursday 20 September 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Saturday 22 September 2018

Tour de Frackshire bike ride. Planned to take in some of the proposed and current shale gas sites in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and S Yorkshire. Three routes: 90 miles, 30 miles and 5 miles. Details

Monday 24 September 2018

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

Tuesday 25 September 2018

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

Wednesday 26 September 2018

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UKOG’s Broadford Bridge site, February 2018. Photo: Broadford Bridge Action Group

Scheduled date for West Sussex County Council planning committee to decide on applications to extend planning permission at the Broadford Bridge exploration site near Billingshurst. Details

Thursday 27 September 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Friday 28 September 2018

No Faith In Fracking event. 1pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Closing date of public consultation on Nottinghamshire Draft Minerals Local Plan. Details

Monday 1 October 2018

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

Tuesday 2 October 2018

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

Thursday 4 October 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Tuesday 9 October 2018

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

Thursday 11 October 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

Saturday 13 October 2018

Global Gasdown Global Frackdown Day of Action. Anti-fracking rally in Sheffield. Details

Tuesday 16 October 2018

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

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Is fracking safe? Public meeting. 7.30pm, The Oaklands Centre, Oakland Lane, Warsop NG20 0JE. Details

Thursday 18 October 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB. Details

Saturday 20 October 2018

Third regional anti-fracking strategy meeting for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands anti-fracking groups. Time to be confirmed. The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

Thursday 25 October 2018

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting.  7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB.

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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