Diary

What’s happening this week? 24-30 September 2018

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“Lorry surfing” protest near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 27 July 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

In this week’s listings

  • Expected start of flow testing at Balcombe oil well;
  • Sentencing of four people involved in lorry surfing protest;
  • Training sessions on political lobbying and planning;
  • 11 anti-fracking group and public meetings;
  • Closing dates for Angus injunction evidence, Welsh government fracking consultation, and comments on Nottinghamshire Minerals Plan;
  • 2018 National Gathering of Friends of the Earth Cymru;
  • Plus regular gatherings.

Full diary for September 2018 and beyond. Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong.


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 four people involved  in a lorry surfing protest at Preston New Road in 2017. This follows conviction for causing a public nuisance. Expected to be 10.30am. The Law Courts, 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

180926 Frack Free Isle

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.

180927 Preston New Road protest

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

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Simon Roscoe Blevins, one of three men sent to prison yesterday for public nuisance following an anti-fracking lorry protest near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road

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

180929 Power Up Bristol

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

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

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.

180930 Conservative conference meeting

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

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