Diary

Events diary – December 2018 and beyond

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IGas site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 30 November 2018. Photo: Eric Walton

40+ events in December about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning.

  • Government challenge in two High Court hearings
  • IGas and Angus Energy go to court over protest injunctions
  • Climate protests and petition hand-in to Downing Street
  • Training workshop
  • Rallies, meetings, film screening, fundraisers

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 December 2018

Birmingham – Together for climate justice protest. 8.15am-4.30pm, Birmingham City Centre. Details

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

Protest: Together for climate justice. March and rally, including speeches from Clive Lewis MP, Richard Roberts, Reclaim the Power; Sian Berry, Green Party; Asad Rehman, War on Want. 12 noon-3.30pm, Polish Embassy, 47 Portland Place, London W1B 1JH. Details

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Frack Free United Protest Together for Climate Justice delivering Open Letter of Declaration to Downing Street. Speakers include Barry Gardiner MP; Liz Hutchins, Friends of the Earth; Peter Allen, Frack Free United. 2.30pm-4.30pm, London.

Monday 3 December 2018

Possible start of construction operations at Rathlin Energy’s gas site at West Newton. Details

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road entrance, is Steve Masters, chair of West Berkshire Greens. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Norfolk Against Fracking meeting. 7pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colgate, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1DD. Details

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Stand up for your rights – what’s protecting you? Free talk about rights to protest with Helen White and Mike McColgan. 7pm-9pm, The Welcome Centre Christchurch, Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield S3 9AQ Details and register to attend

Frack Free Yeovil General Meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, location to be confirmed. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm-9pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB Details

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Women’s Call. 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

Friday 7 December 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Ellesmere Port Film Night. Film screening and discussion in advance of public inquiry in January 2019. Free entry. 7pm, Westminster Community Centre, Church Parade, Ellesmere Port CH65 2ER. Details

Saturday 8 December 2018

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

Quiz night on behalf of Harthill Against Fracking. 7pm, Harhill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, S26 7YL

Monday 10 December 2018

Reading day in the High Court hearing in London for the IGas and Angus Energy injunctions covering sites in Sussex, Surrey, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire. Details to be confirmed

Scheduled start of trial of anti-fracking campaigner charged with offences under the Misuse of Computers Act. 10am, Nottingham Crown Court, 60 Canal St, Nottingham NG1 7EL

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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

Frack Free Leeds fortnightly meeting. 7pm, The George Pub, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB.  Details

Climate breakdown and our future. 7pm-9pm, Ambleside Parish Centre, Ambleside LA22 9DH. Details 

Tuesday 11 December 2018

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Rolls Building, High Court, London. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Scheduled start day of 3-day hearing at the High Court in London on injunctions sought by IGas and Angus Energy. The injunctions cover protests at sites in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Cheshire. Time and venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Women’s Call. 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

Part of 3-day hearing at the High Court in London on injunctions sought by IGas and Angus Energy. The injunctions cover protests at sites in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Cheshire. Time, venue and precise dates to be confirmed.

Bolton Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7pm, Cotton Tree, 15 Prince Street, Halliwell, Bolton BL1 2NP. Details

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

Thursday 13 December 2018

Part of 3-day hearing at the High Court in London on injunctions sought by IGas and Angus Energy. The injunctions cover protests at sites in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Cheshire. Time, venue and precise dates to be confirmed

Friday 14 December 2018

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Christinkle. All day, gates of Tinker Lane shale gas site. Details

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 15 December 2018

Portals Edge art exhibition fundraiser. 12 noon onwards. Misson Springs Protection Camp, Misson, Nottinghamshire. Details

Monday 17 December 2018

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, outside the Preston New Road site at about 12.30pm, is author and activist Sue Hampton. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Tuesday 18 December 2018

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Royal Courts of Justice, London. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Expected High Court hearing in London in first of two legal challenges to National Planning Policy Framework. Details to be confirmed.

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Expected High Court hearing in London in legal challenges to National Planning Policy Framework. Details to be confirmed.

Women’s Call. 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 20 December 2018

Expected High Court hearing in London in legal challenges to National Planning Policy Framework. Details to be confirmed.

Friday 21 December 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Procedural meeting on IGas inquiry on Ellesmere Port application. Times and location to be confirmed

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

Monday 24 December 2018

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Women’s Call. 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

Friday 28 December 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

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

Monday 31 December 2018

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Coming up later

Friday 4 January 2019

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Monday 7 January 2019

Closing date for comments in government consultation on consulting the public over shale gas schemes. Details

Thursday 10 January 2019

Frack Free Misson meeting. 7.30pm, Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Doncaster DN10 6EB

Saturday 12 January 2019

4th regional anti-fracking strategy meeting for South Yorkshire/East Midlands anti-fracking groups. 10am-1pm, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

Rotherham Rising event. Frack Free South Yorkshire speaking. Time to be confirmed. Rotherham Trades Club, Greasbrough Road, Rotherham S60 1RB. Details

Tuesday 15 January 2019

No fracking in Cheshire rally. 9am-11am, Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. Details

Scheduled opening of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. 10am, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Let Communities Decide video call: council motions and more. 7pm-8pm. Details

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 to be confirmed, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. 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 to be confirmed, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. 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 to be confirmed, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Monday 21 January 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site is Danny Goss, for Friends of the Earth. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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 to be confirmed, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Final scheduled 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 to be confirmed, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Friday 25 January 2019

Hearing of judicial review of approval of planning permission for Ineos shale gas site at Harthill. Time to be confirmed, High Court, Leeds. Details

Clay Cross Against Fracking meeting. 7pm, Pilsley Village Hall, Peartree Road, Chesterfield S45 8HU. Details

Wednesday 30 January 2019

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

Monday 4 February 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site is former climate diplomat, John Ashton. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. 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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  1. Fossil Fuels are killing our Planet..our precious earth.. who is so stupid (apart from megalomaniac Trump) that they don’t understand this basic fact????????

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