What’s happening this week? 22-28 October 2018


In this week’s listings:

  • Deadline for comments on government consultation on changes to shale gas planning rules;
  • Parliamentary meeting on government’s permitted development and NSIP proposals;
  • Public meeting on production plans for Horse Hill oil site in Surrey;
  • Film screenings;
  • Campaign meetings.

Monday 22 October 2018

Green Monday event. 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. Speakers include: Richard Blyth, Royal Town Planning Institute; Cllr Tim Hall, Surrey County Council; Jane Moseley, West Sussex County Council; Vicky Perkin, North Yorkshire County Council; Kate Gordon, Friends of the Earth, Christopher Stratton, South Hambleton Shale gas Advisory Group; Matthew Thomson, CPRE; Marc Willers and David Neal, Garden Court Chambers. 1-3pm, Committee Room 18, Houses of Parliament.

Frack Free Ashfield meeting. 7pm, Manor Rooms, Teversal Village, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 3JN. Details

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Let communities decide: Petition hand-in by Leicester Friends of the Earth. 4.30pm-5.30pm, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire LE3 8RA. Details

181023 back to back wells

Public meeting – Back to back wells at Horse Hill? 7.45pm-9.15pm, Catholic Church Hall, 4 Vicarage Lane, Horley RH6 8AR. Details

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

Let communities decide: petition hand-in. Delivery of petition to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. 8.30am-9am, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF. Details

Film screening of The Bentley Effect and community meeting. 7pm, Barnby Memorial Hall, High Street, Blyth, Nottinghamshire S81 8EW. Details

Lancaster Fights Fracking meeting. 7.30pm-9.30pm, 75 Church Street pub, Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1ET. Details

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

Friday 26 October 2018

No faith in fracking gathering. Includes Quaker meeting to witness. 1pm-2pm, outside Preston New  Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool,  Details

Saturday 27 October 2018

Frack Free Declaration signatures. 10.30am, near Barclays Bank, Parliament Street, York.    CANCELLED

Zombie march on fracking, fossil fuel divestment and climate change. 1.30pm, City Square, Leeds. Details

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