Diary

Events diary – September 2018 onwards

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Outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, where fracking is imminent. Photo: Ros Wills, 28 August 2018

September 2018 could see the first hydraulic fracture in the UK since 2011. 17 events are already planned outside the Cuadrilla-operated site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, plus a women’s rally in Parliament Square.

Also coming up: ruling on UKOG injunction and decision meetings in Rotherham and West Sussex, plus a bike ride round current and planned shale gas sites in the East Midlands, information events and regular meetings.

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.


Saturday 1 September 2018

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

Frack Free Notts at the Robin Hood festival at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country ark, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Sunday 2 September 2018

Frack Free Ecclesfield and Chapeltown stall at Ecclesfield Gala. 12 noon-5pm, Ecclesfield Park, Sheffield Road (opposite Morrison’s), Ecclesfield S35 9UA. Details

Frack Free Notts at the Robin Hood festival at the Robin Hood festival. 11am, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and CountryPark, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN Details

Monday 3 September 2018

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Liz Hutchins, campaign director of Friends of the Earth

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 PR43PE. Details

Ruling handed down at the High Court in UKOG application for an injunction against protests at Horse Hill and Broadford Bridge. 10.30am, London venue to be confirmed.

Gathering at Horse Hill to mark ruling on UKOG injunction application. 10.45am-2pm, site gates, Horse Hill, Horley RH6 0HN. Details

Frack Free Allerton Bywater meeting. 7pm-9pm, Edward VII Working Mens Club and Institute, 65 Leeds Road, Leeds WF10 2HE. Details

Let Communities Decide public meeting. 7pm-9pm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes TQ9 5DD. Details

Tuesday 4 September 2018

High Court hearing of Europa application for extension of injunction at Leith Hill. 12 noon, Hearing Room 2, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane London EC4A 1NL. Details

Ukela Climate Change and Energy Working Party seminar. Speakers include James Maurici and Farhana Yamin. 5pm-8pm, Eversheds Sutherland, London EC1V 7WS. Details

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, Marston Magna or Chetnole – to be confirmed. 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

Wednesday 5 September 2018

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

Thursday 6 September 2018

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Ecological Justice Programme. One-day workshop by Co-Resist on facing criminal charges in court. 10am-4pm, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY. Details

County council drop in Q&A sessions on Nottinghamshire’s draft minerals local plan. 3pm-5.45pm, Clifton Library, Southchurch Drive, Clifton Nottingham NG11 8AB. Details

Let Communities Decide video call on week of action. 7pm-8pm. Details

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

Friday 7 September 2018

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

Rotherham Planning Board meeting to Ineos application for shale gas exploration at Woodsetts – to be confirmed. 9am, Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH. Details

County council drop in Q&A sessions on Nottinghamshire’s draft minerals local plan. 3pm-5.45pm, Arnold Library, Front Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 7EE. Details

Saturday 8 September 2018

Global day of action, Rise for Climate, for 100% renewable energy. Details

Rise for Climate solidarity day. 9.30am-1.30pm, Oxfam, 116 High Street, Dorking RH14. Details

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

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Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at Rotherham Show. 10am-5.30pm, Clifton Park, Rotherham S65 2BH. Details

Rise for Climate. 10am-1pm. Tinker Lane. Site entrance, Retford Road, Torworth, Nottinghamshire. 11am Speakers’ Corner; 12 noon Poets Against Polluters with Jeff Jethro Platts and the Re-occuring Gypsy, 1.30pm workshops in the woods with Seeds for Change. Details

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IGas Tinker Lane site. Photo: Tinker Lane Protectors Camp

Pickering Rise for Climate. 11am-2.30pm, Pickering Liberal Club, 1 Smiddy Hill, Pickering, YO18 7AN. Details

Rise for Climate Rally. 12 noon-1pm, 44 College Green, Bristol BS1 5SH. Details

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

Bolsover Against Fracking stall at Whitwell Festival of Music. 1pm, Whitwell Community Centre, The Square, Whitwell S80 4QR. Details

Sunday 9 September 2018

Frack Free South Yorkshire stall at Rotherham Show. 10am-5.30pm, Clifton Park, Rotherham S65 2BH. 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

County council drop in Q&A sessions on Nottinghamshire’s draft minerals local plan. 2.45pm-5.45pm, Collingham Memorial Hall, 67 High Street, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7LB. 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

Frack Free Notts meeting. 7pm, upstairs at the Lincolnshire Poacher pub, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Frack Free Ashfield meeting. 7pm-8.30pm, Teversal Manor Rooms, Buttery Lane, Teversal Village, Nottinghamshire NG17 3JN. Details

Tuesday 11 September 2018

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Broadford Bridge exploration site. Photo: Broadford Bridge Action Group

West Sussex County Council planning committee to decide applications to extend planning consent at Broadford Bridge exploration site near Billingshurst. 10.30am, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ. Link to agenda

County council drop in Q&A sessions on Nottinghamshire’s draft minerals local plan. 3pm-5.45pm, Ravenshead Library, 12 Milton Court, Ravenshead, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG15 9BD. Details

Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth monthly gathering. 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.

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

Wednesday 12 September 2018

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Photo: Ros Wills

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

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

Westminster Hall debate on planning permission for shale gas exploration, opened by Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire. 11am Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A. Details

County council drop in Q&A sessions on Nottinghamshire’s draft minerals local plan. 3pm-6.45pm, Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate, Newark-on-Trent Nottinghamshire NG24 1UW. Details

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

Thursday 13 September 2018

Hearing at the High Court in London on Europa’s application for an extension to the injunction covering Leith Hill. Time 2pm, venue to be confirmed the day before. Background CANCELLED

County council drop in Q&A sessions on Nottinghamshire’s draft minerals local plan. 3pm-5.45pm, East Leake Library, Gotham Road, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6JG. Details

Cheshire Let Communities Decide campaign meeting. 7pm-9pm, Northwich Methodist Outreach Centre, Wilton Street, Northwich CW9 5LP. Details

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

Friday 14 September 2018

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

Injunction evidence deadline. Evidence to challenge the IGas injunction for sites at Misson, Tinker Lane and Ellesmere Port should be submitted to the High Court in London and IGas by 4pm. Background and links

Let Communities Decide. Cambridge fracking and permitted development – action planning session. 7pm-8.30pm, The Edge Cafe, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF. Details

Saturday 15 September 2018

Frack Free Sheffield leafleting in Ollerton. 10am-12.30pm, meet at Cooplands Bakery Cafe, Forest Road, Ollerton NH22 9PL. Details

Leith Hill celebration picnic and camp clear up day. 11am-5pm, Leith Hill Protection Camp, Coldharbour Lane near Dorking, Surrey. Details

Resist Fracking Now gathering. 12 noon, 44 College Green, Bristol BS1 5SH. Details

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

Sunday 16 September 2018

Frack Free Sheffield leafleting in Ollerton. 10am-12.30pm, meet at St Paulinus Church, 63 Larch Road, Ollerton NG22 9SZ. Details

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

Bolsover Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Rooms, Hill Top, Bolsover S44 6NG. Details

Special meeting of Balcombe Parish Council to choose members of the Angus Energy community liaison group. 8pm, Parish Room, Stockcroft Rd, Balcombe RH17 6HP. Details

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Candle-lit vigil outside Third Energy’s KM8 site. Habton Road, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire

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

Wednesday 19 September 2018

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

Local democracy and you. Meeting about government plans on permitted development and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects for the shale gas industry. 7pm, Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF.

Barlborough Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, Barlborough Miners Welfare, 1 California Lane, Barlborough S43 4EX. Details

Thursday 20 September 2018

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

Are we going to be fracked? Cresswell against Fracking meeting with guest speaker, Ian R Crane. 7.30pm, Church Rooms, Duke Street, Creswell S80 4AS. Details

First full meeting of Angus Energy community liaison group for Balcombe oil site flow test. No time published and not open to the public. Bramble Hall, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, RH17 6HR. More details

Friday 21 September 2018

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

Deadline for comments from interested parties and for Cheshire West and Chester Council case in public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Saturday 22 September 2018

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

Frack Free Wakefield District information event. 10am-1pm, market entrance, opposite Argos, Pontefract town centre.

Climate change and fossil fuel divestment – lobbying workshop. 11am-1pm. Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB. Details

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Le Tour de Frackshire outside Tinker Lane. Photo: Frack Free Tinker Lane

Tour de Frackshire bike ride. Planned to take in proposed and current shale gas sites in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and S Yorkshire. Three routes: 90 miles (all six well sites), 30 miles (Tinker Lane to Misson Springs and back) and 5 miles (Tinker Lane to Daneshill and back). Details

Sunday 23 September 2018

Frack Free United fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference on government proposals to change the rules for shale gas developments.  Speakers include Sir Kevin Barron MP, Liz Hutchins of Friends of the Earth, Matt Thomson of CPRE and Professor Keith Barnham of Imperial College. 12.45pm, ACC Room, Concourse Room 3.

Monday 24 September 2018

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Main speaker, Anne Chapman, Director of Morecambe Bay Community Renewables, speaking at about 12.30pm. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Flow testing at Balcombe oil well in West Sussex expected to start this week, subject to environmental permit conditions being met.

Noon deadline for evidence in the interim injunction issued to Angus Energy. Link to details

Climate catastrophe: Avoiding extinction. 7.30pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, Butter Hill, off South Street, Dorking RH4 2LE. Details

Tuesday 25 September 2018

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Lorry surfing protest, 27 July 2017. Photo: Nina Tailor

Sentencing of Rich Loizou, Simon Roscoe Blevins and Richard Roberts. This follows conviction at trial of causing a public nuisance at four-day lorry surfing protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. Time to be confirmed. Preston Crown Court, Openshaw Place, Ring Way, Preston PR1 2LL.

Training by Friends of the Earth for effective political lobbying: MPs and councillors. 7pm-9pm, Assembly Rooms, Market Hall, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR. Details and booking by Eventbrite

Is fracking safe? meeting. 7.30pm, Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton NG22 9AP. Details

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

Deadline for comments to consultation by the Welsh Government petroleum extraction policy and unconventional oil and gas activity. Link to consultation and link to Frack Free Ryedale briefing

Wednesday 26 September 2018

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

Mammosboas and Pappas against Fracking. 11am-5pm, Preston New Road shale gas site entrance, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Farming, fracking and land protection meeting. Follow-up meeting to the first meeting in Harthill. 7pm, The Queen, High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Details

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

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Frack Free Isle public meeting about government proposals on making shale gas wells permitted development. 7.30pm, Haxey Memorial Hall,  B1396, Haxey, Doncaster DN9 2HN. Details

Thursday 27 September 2018

Protest in support of three campaigners sent to prison on 26 September 2018. 2pm, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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Candlelit vigil for the Frack Free Four. 6pm, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1. Details

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

What’s all the fuss about fracking? 7.30pm, Blyth Memorial Hall, High Street, Blyth S81 8EP. Details

The toxicity of fracking waste.Talk by Dr Ian Fairlie, independent expert on radiation. 7.30pm-9pm, St Mary’s Church, Wortley Road, High Green, Sheffield S35. Details

Meeting of Chesterfield Climate Alliance. 7.30pm, Ale House Micropub, West Bars, Chesterfield, S40 1AG.

Friday 28 September 2018

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

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

Claire Perry’s Travelling Circus. Picnic and circus skills workshop. 12 noon, Tinker Lane site gate, Blyth, Nottinghamshire DN22 8PA. Details

2018 National Gathering of Friends of the Earth Cymru. 4pm, Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot SA13 2UA. Details

Frack Free Upton presents Fracking – Let us decide. Evening of film and discussion. 7pm,  St Columba’s Church Hall, Newton, Chester CH2 1SA. Details

Clay Cross Against Fracking meeting. 7pm, Pilsley Village Hall, Chesterfield. Details

Saturday 29 September 2018

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Power Up Bristol 2018. Free training by Friends of the Earth on planning. 9.30am-5pm, YHA Bristol, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA. Details

2018 National Gathering of Friends of the Earth Cymru. All day, Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot SA13 2UA. Details

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

Bonkers Conkers Tinker Tournament. Fund-raising competition for Tinker Lane Protectors Camp. 12 noon, Tinker Lane shale gas site, Blyth, Nottinghamshire DN22 8PA. Details

Sunday 30 September 2018

2018 National Gathering of Friends of the Earth Cymru. All day, Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot SA13 2UA. Details

Solidarity with Frack Free Four at Brixton exhibition. Final day of From Nope to Hope, exhibition of protest art. 12 noon to 5pm, Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9. Details

180930 Conservative conference meeting

What is the Conservative case for a rethink on fracking? Speakers include Lee Rowley MP, Daniel Carey-Dawes of CPRE, Frank Colenso from Ryedale and Kenelm Storey, president of Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association and owner of the Settington Estate. 1pm-2pm, ICC Birmingham, Executive Room 2.

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Monday 1 October 2018

Meeting of North York Moors National Park Authority. Government consultation on proposed changes to planning rules for shale gas developments. An officers’ report has recommended opposing the government proposals on permitted development and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. 10am, The National Park Office, the Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York YO62 5BP.  Agenda

100Women at Conservative Party Conference. 100 women dressed as suffragettes travel from across the UK to Birmingham to ask Conservatives not to support proposals to change the planning system for shale gas developments. 10am-4pm, The International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA. Details

Energy security: is shale gas better for Britain? Fringe meeting, hosted by UKOOG, at the Conservative Party Conference. Chaired by John O’Connell, Chief Executive, TaxPayer’s Alliance. Speakers include: Mike Bradshaw, professor of global energy, Warwick University; Ken Cronin, chief executive of UK Onshore Oil and Gas; Natascha Engel, director of PYC and former Labour MP for NE Derbyshire; Stuart Fegan, GMB Union; and energy minister, Claire Perry MP.  11am, Centenary Square: Think Tent, Details

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include Emeritus Professor Terry Sloan, of Lancaster University, who has written on fossil fuels and climate change (speaking at about 12.30pm). 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Is fracking safe? 7.30pm. Hanworth. To be confirmed. Details

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Frack Free Scarborough trip to Preston New Road. Bus pick ups: Scarborough 6am, Wentworth Arms Old Malton 6.35am, Monks Cross Primark roundabout 7.05am, York Designer Outlet 7.15am.

Hearing at the High Court in London on IGas injunction for Springs Road, Misson, Tinker Lane and Ellesmere Port. Time and venue to be confirmed. Background

Hearing at the High Court in London on Angus Energy injunction for Lower Stumble, Balcombe. Time and venue to be confirmed. Court documents

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

Deadline for comments on application by Rathlin Energy to extend planning permission at the West Newton A wellsite in East Yorkshire. Link to application

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Women’s Call 61. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Thursday 4 October 2018

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Training by Friends of the Earth for effective political lobbying: MPs and councillors. 7pm-9pm, Friargate Quaker Meeting House, York YO1 9RL. Details and booking by Eventbrite

Screening of Power Trip, a film about reactions to the UK fracking industry. 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA. Details

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

Eckington Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, Eckington Miners Welfare Club, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Saturday 6 October

Nidderdale Climate and Environment Group screening of the film, Groundswell Rising. Also an opportunity to find out more about the current proposals for permitted development and NSIP. 7.30pm, Summerbridge Methodist Church, 2 Elmwood Terrace, Summerbridge, Harrogate HG3 4JH.

Monday 8 October 2018

Start of Let Communities Decide Week of Local Action. Organised by Go Fossil Free.org.uk. Runs until 14 October 2018. Details

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Clara Paillard, Public and Commercial Services Union

Green Monday at Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers include Speakers include Clara Paillard, president of the culture sector campaigns group of the Public and Commercial Services Union (speaking at about 12.30pm). 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Frack Free Notts meeting. 7pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1. Details

Public meeting about government proposals to make non-fracking shale gas developments permitted development, without the need for planning permission. 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Rooms, Hill Top Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6NG. Details

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Tuesday 9 October 2018

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

Frack Free Ecclesfield & Chapeltown meeting. 7.30pm, Ecclesfield Library, 113 High Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9UA. Details

Wednesday 10 October 2018

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

Frack Free Sherwood Forest & Edwinstowe meeting. 7.30pm, Suite 2, Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe NG21 9HS. Details

Thursday 11 October 2018

Non-violent direct action training. 6.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TX. Details

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

Public Talk on government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas. Speakers: Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton; Hon Nicholas Howard, of Castle Howard estate; Cllr Lindsay Burr, North Yorkshire County Council; Andy Tickle, CPRE; Frank Colenso, community campaigner. Chaired by Kenelm Storey, President of Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association. 8pm-10pm, The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton YO17 7LX. 

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Friday 12 October 2018

Deadline to notify All Party Parliamentary Group on the impact of shale gas of evidence to be submitted for next meeting. The next session on 22 October will examine proposed government changes to planning rules for shale gas developments.

Saturday 13 October 2018

Let Communities Decide: Northwich March for Local Democracy. 10.30am, roundabout at Chesterway/Leicester Street, Northwich CW9. Details

Global Gasdown Global Frackdown Day of Action. Anti-fracking rally in Sheffield. All day, Barkers Pool, followed by meeting at DINA Venue, 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield S1 4HP. 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

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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

Monday 22 October 2018

Preston New Road shale gas site. Speakers from Friends of the Earth . 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE

Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the impact of shale gas. The session will discuss government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments. 1-3pm, Houses of Parliament (room to be confirmed)

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Screening of Power Trip, a film about reactions to the UK fracking industry. Glossop Labour Club, 11-13 Chapel Street, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8AT. Details

Thursday 25 October 2018

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

11.45pm deadline for public consultation on government proposals to make non-fracking shale gas schemes permitted development without the need for a planning application. Link to consultation

Wednesday 31 October 2018

181031 Energy Live Expo

Energy Live Expo opened by energy minister, Claire Perry. 9.30am, QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE. Details

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

Saturday 3 November 2018

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Our Forth 2018 Annual General Meeting. 3.30pm-5pm, Portobello Library, 14 Rosefield Avenue, Edinburgh EH15 1AU. Details

Monday 5 November 2018

Deadline for statement of common ground in public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Thursday 8 November 2018

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

Monday 12 November 2018

Ukela London meeting on fracking. 6pm-7.30pm, Herbert Smith Freehills. Details to be confirmed. Link

Sunday 18 November 2018

Screening of Power Trip, a film about reactions to the UK fracking industry. 7.30pm, Transition Totnes Film Festival, Totnes Civic Hall,  High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SF. Details

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Screening of Power Trip, a film about reactions to the UK fracking industry. 7pm, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JS. Details

Wednesday 28 November 2018

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

Monday 10 December 2018

Deadline for submission of proofs of evidence in public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Friday 21 December 2018

Deadline for witness names and timings in public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Scheduled opening of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Thursday 17 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Friday 18 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 30 January 2019

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

Wednesday 27 February 2019

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

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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