What’s happening this week? 8-14 October 2018

181008 Let Communities decide2

In this week’s listings

  • High Court hearing on injunction against fracking at Preston New Road;

  • Cuadrilla’s expected start date for fracking at Preston New Road;

  • Let Communities Decide week of local action on government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas;

  • Shadow minister to visit anti-fracking campaigners at Preston New Road;

  • Plus meetings, training, 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 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

Let Communities Decide: London event. Described as “eye-catching central London event” to launch the week. 8am. Meet at Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN. Details

Clara Paillard PCSU

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.

181008 Rebecca Long Bailey to Preston New Road

Rebecca Long-Bailey on a previous visit to Preston New Road. Photo: Frack Free Lancashire

Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow secretary of state for business, energy and climate change, visits Preston New Road. 4.30pm-5.30pm, outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PJ. Details

Film screening of The Bentley Effect and community meeting. 6.30pm-9.30pm, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS. Details

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

181008 Bolsolver meeting

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Full meeting of Surrey County Council which will include a motion on government proposals for changes to shale gas planning.10am, Council Chamber, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Agenda

Let communities Decide: Stop the power grab. Grandparents for a Safe Earth demonstration. 2pm, the Council House, College Green, Bristol. Link

Free film screening of Power Trip. 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA.  Details

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Back Lane, Chetnole DT9 6PL. Details

Eastbourne and district Friends of the Earth monthly meeting. 7pm-9pm, Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4UG. Details

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

Ban Ineos from America’s Cup 2021. Talk Fracking, accompanied by a 6ft tall penguin, dolphin, fish and seagull, deliver open letter signed by Greenpeace UK; Friends of the Earth Ireland; #BreakFreeFromPlastic; Food & Water Watch/Europe; Aberdeen Climate Action; Frack Free United; Oil Change International; Earthworks; Mission LifeForce. 10am,  outside World Sailing Headquarters, 20 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, London, W2 6LG. Details

Let Communities Decide: No fast-track fracking petition. 12.45pm, Market Place, Huddersfield. More details when you rsvp. Link

Let Communities Decide: Write-and-respond get-together. Communal letter-writing to respond to consultation on government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments. 1.30pm, Ambleside LA22 9HF. Exact location revealed on registration. Details

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


Expected hearing at the High Court in London on injunction against fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. Time and location to be confirmed.

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

Let Communities Decide: London event. Raised Voices  choir to sing anti-fracking songs near Embankment underground station. 7pm, Embankment underground station, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NS. 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. Details

181011 Let Communities Decide meeting in Malton

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.

Let Communities Decide: Brigg event. Campaigners wearing gags to protest at government shale gas planning changes outside office of MP Andrew Percy. The group says the changes will limit community voices over major industrial development in the North Lincolnshire countryside. 11am, 2 Morley’s Yard, Old Courts Road, Brigg, DN20 8JD.  Link

Let Communities Decide: The truth behind plastics and fracking. 12 noon, St Mary’s Church, Totnes. Details

Saturday 13 October 2018

Let Communities Decide: Awareness event about permitted development and NSIP for shale gas proposals. 9am, Haxby Village Green, near Barclays, Haxby. More details when you RSVP. Link

Let Communities Decide: This is not a garden shed. Transition Marlborough event, 9.30am-11am, The Brittox, Devizes SN10. Details

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

Let Communities Decide: Southport event. Frack Free Southport stall to highlight government proposals to change the planning rules for shale gas developments. 10.30am, outside Barclays Bank, Southport. Link

Let Communities Decide: Fracking rig parade. 11am, the Plains, outside the Curator, Totnes. Details

Let Communities Decide: Stop the fracking free-for-all. 11am, central Huddersfield, location to be confirmed and details given to people who register. Link

Let Communities Decide: Rally against fracking. 11am, The Haymarket, Norwich. 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

Sunday 14 October 2018

Solidarity walk on Dartmoor. In support of three men jailed for their part in an anti-fracking protest outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 10.45am for 11am start, meet at Haytor car park, Dartmoor, South Devon TQ13 9XT. Details

Let Communities Decide: Fracking protest in Cambridge. Friends of the Earth to build a garden shed and a drilling rig to help explain the organisation’s opposition to proposals to make shale gas exploration permitted development. 12 noon, Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1. Details

3 replies »

  1. So glad to get Drill or Drop. Keeping max attention in public eye is essential. Please keep at it, no fracking proposals around Bristol area yet that I know of but it’s a national issue for two reasons at least, fossil burning is absurd and stealing planning rights from local consent is criminal. Let’s get the most mileage out of today’s IPCC report on climate change. See all media.

    • You said it yourself Donald Monk.
      Turn OFF your television as there is nothing newsworthy coming through it. Ever..

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