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What’s happening this week? 1-7 October 2018

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In this week’s listings

  • Vigils in support of three men jailed last week for anti-fracking protests;
  • North York Moors National Park Authority meeting on government shale gas planning changes;
  • Rally and meeting on fracking at Conservative Party conference;
  • High Court hearing on Angus Energy and IGas injunctions;
  • Plus training, meetings and film screenings

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


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

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Women from across the UK, dressed as Suffragettes, are expected to gather outside the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on 1 October 2018. Photo: Friends of the Earth

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

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.

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Rolls Building, High Court, London. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Joint hearings at the High Court in London on IGas injunction for Springs Road, Misson, Tinker Lane and Ellesmere Port and Angus Energy injunction on Balcombe and Brockham. 10.30am, court 5, The Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL. Background and 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

Mamas & Papas against fracking. 12.15pm, Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Free-the-Three candlelit vigil. Gathering in support of three men who were sent to prison last week for protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire. 2pm-8.30pm, 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

Prison Demo – FreeTheThree. Gathering in support of three men imprisoned last week for lorry protests outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire. 12.30pm-2pm, HMP Preston, 2 Ribbleton Lane, Preston PR1 5AB. Details

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.

3 replies »

  1. Presumably after Tina Rothbery’s disgraceful behaviour at the Tory Party Conference the protest group will rename themselves “The Nasty Nannas”.

  2. Latest YouTube video from Tina shows very limited remorse,she refers to an apology but says “I would have thought The Times would have had better things to do than to report an argument between two women”. Not really the issue was it Tina, it was about you saying you had “no f~~ing guilt about” about verbally persuing a woman you allegedly accused of lack of concern about fracking because of her. childlessness when she had actually lost a child by suicide. See the article in the Times today for a less waffled account. So still no real effing guilt and no effing empathy either. Get the tattoo.

  3. Apologies for these personal comments, just get fed up with protesters assuming the moral high ground. I believe what I believe.

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