Diary

Events diary – January 2019 and beyond

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IGas site at Ellesmere Port. Photo: Frack Free Ellesmere and Upton

Events in January and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning.

  • Public inquiry into IGas plans for Ellesmere Port
  • Closing date on government consultation on consulting the public on shale gas
  • 4th regional anti-fracking strategy meeting
  • Judicial review of planning permission for Ineos scheme at Harthill
  • Plus meetings, rallies and training

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.


Thursday 3 January 2019

Arrested – what happens next? Online meeting starting at 7pm. Details and how to join here or here

Friday 4 January 2019

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

Saturday 5 January 2019

Media training for anti-frackers by Seeds for Change. 10am-5pm, Woodsetts area, venue to be confirmed. Details and to register

Sunday 6 January 2019

Meeting about oil drilling at Biscathorpe. 3pm North Kelsey Village Hall, School Lane, Morth Kelsey Lincolnshire. Note new venue

Monday 7 January 2019

Greater Manchester spatial framework announced, expected to include a presumption against fracking.

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

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Extinction or survival – what we need to do now. 7pm-8.30pm, The Wesley Room, Ambleside Parish Centre, Vicarage Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DH. Details

Norfolk Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colegate, Norwich NR3. Details

Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton open evening on IGas plans to test its well at Portside. 7.15pm, Green Oak Farm pub, Rossmore Road Ellesmere Port CH65 3EN. Details

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Planning meeting of Cheshire West and Chester Council to discuss plans by Sibelco for extension of a silica sand quarry. 4pm, Room G1, HQ Building, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking AGM and monthly meeting. 7.30pm-9.30pm, Central URC Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Frack Free Tinker Lane meeting. 7.30pm-9pm, The Red Hart Bawtry Road, Blyth, Worksop S81 8HG. Details

Thursday 10 January 2019

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

Fracking and other wildlife stuff. Talk by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Janice Bradley. 7.30pm, Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8RQ. Details

Friday 11 January 2019

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

Hand down of ruling in judicial review brought by Friends of the Earth against the Environment Agency over the environmental permit for Preston New Road. 2pm, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London. Details

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

Monday 14 January 2019

Frack Free Notts January action-planning meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Lincolnshire Poacher pub, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Tuesday 15 January 2019

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

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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

Harthill Against Fracking public meeting. 7pm, Peregrin Centre, Peregrin Way, Harthill, South Yorkshire, S26 7UP. Details

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. 9.3am, 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. 9.3am, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

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

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. 9.3am, 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. 9.3am, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Fracking: health impacts and the KM8 victory. Meeting with speakers, EddieThornton, Tim Thornton and Deborah Gibson. 7.30pm-9.30pm, Theatre Deli, Sheffield S1 4QZ. Details and to register

Wednesday 23 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. 9.3am, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Thursday 24 January 2019

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. 9.3am, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Additional session on unconventional oil and gas at examination in public of North Yorkshire Joint Minerals and Waste Plan. 10am, The Council Chamber, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AH. Details

Environment Agency public drop-in on Rathlin Energy’s West Newton environmental permit. 3.30pm-6.30pm, Sproatley Village Hall, Main Street, Sproatley, HU11 4PA. Details

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

Public meeting with speakers from Brockham Oil Watch about Angus Energy’s operation in Brockham, including information on earthquakes, acidising, and fund-raising to monitor environmental impacts.. 8pm-9.30pm, Bramble Hall, Balcombe RH17 6HR. Details

Friday 25 January 2019

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. 9.3am, Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Additional session on unconventional oil and gas at examination in public of North Yorkshire Joint Minerals and Waste Plan. 10am, The Council Chamber, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AH. Details

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

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Site visit to Harthill, 25 January 2018. Photo: Paul Rowland

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

Saturday 26 January 2019

Fighting fracking and divestment: the role of health professionals. 2pm-5.15pm, Leeds. Details and tickets

Monday 28 January 2019

Green Monday at Preston New Road. Speakers include Krista Cowman, Professor of History at Lincoln University. 12.30pm, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details 

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Fight Climate Change – climate drinks. 7pm, The Enterprise, 38 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PN. Details

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Poet’s Day at Women’s Call for Calm. 10am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE.

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

Chesterfield Climate Alliance meeting. 7.30pm, Chesterfield Alehouse, 37 West Bars, Chesterfield S40 1AG. Details

Thursday 31 January 2019

Lancashire for Shale roadshow event. 8am-10am, Chorley. Details

Framing climate justice: An evening discussion. Hosted by 350.org, PIRC and NEON. Fully booked but returns may be available. 7pm, Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London N1 9PW. Details

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

Coming up later

Friday 1 February 2019

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Keith Taylor MEP (second left) with opponents of oil drilling at the Horse Hill site near Horley. Photo: Office of Keith Taylor MEP

Keith Taylor MEP hosts free pop-up film screening of The Bentley Effect6.30pm, Hookwood Memorial Hall, Withey Meadows, Horley RH6 0AZ. Details

Saturday 2 February 2019

Let communities decide gathering. 11am-4.30pm, Friends of the Earth, 139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP. Details

190202 Communities decide gathering. Let Communities Decide

SOS Climate Emergency Day meeting. Public meeting about climate and planned regional actions. 1.15pm, Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SW. Details

Open camp meeting on monitoring Horse Hill oil site. 2pm, Horse Hill camp, opposite the Black Horse pub, A217 Reigate Rd, Horley RH6 0HU. Details

Monday 4 February 2019

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John Ashton (with microphone) outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 16 February 2018. Photo: Refracktion

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.

Norfolk Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colegate, Norwich NR3. Details

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7pm, Railway Hotel, 63 Hendford Hill, Yeovil BA20 2QN. Details

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

Thursday 7 February 2019

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

Eckington Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare Club, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Friday 8 February 2019

Know your rights training. Green and Black Cross. 7pm, Bosvale Community Centre, Hillside Road, Crossways, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4HQ. Details

190209 ribby hallSaturday 9 February 2019

Presentation and Q&A on fracking in Lancashire. Organised by Concerned Residents of Lancashire. 2pm-4pm, Ribby Hall, Woodlands Suite, Ribby Road, Wrea Green PR4 2PR. Details and to register

Love the planet workshops, solidarity and music. 1pm onwards, Misson Springs Protection Camp DN10 6ET. Details

Monday 11 February 2019

Closing date of public consultation on permit variation for Rathlin Energy site at West Newton. Details

Tuesday 12 February 2019

FrackaCakeDay. Entrance to IGas Misson Springs site, Misson, north Nottinghamshie DN10 6ET

Tinker Lane Community Meeting. 7.30pm, The Red Hart, Blyth, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Details

Thursday 14 February 2019

Decision date for Angus Energy application for round-the-clock oil production from its Lidsey site. Details 

Saturday 16 February 2019

Effect groups training. 10.30am, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Rd, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

Monday 18 February 2019

Closing date of public consultation on drilling and long-term oil production at Horse Hill, Surrey. Details

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Friday 22 February 2019

Centrica and British Gas – stop funding fracking. Event by London Reclaim the Power and Fuel Poverty Action. 11am-12.30pm, Centrica HQ, Millstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5GD. Details

Saturday 23 February 2019

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Fund-raising ceildh. 7.30pm-11pm, Barnby Memorial Hall, High Street, Blyth, Nottinghamshire S81 8EW. To raise funds for anti-fracking campaign. Details

Sunday 24 February 2019

Start of Dorking Climate Emergency Week. Continues until Saturday 2 March. Details

Monday 25 February 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site is musician and environmental/social justice activist, Chris Bluemel (below right), of Earth First, . 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Reconvened public inquiry into IGas plans to test for shale gas at Ellesmere Port  in Cheshire.  Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Time to be confirmed.  Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Reconvened public inquiry into IGas plans to test for shale gas at Ellesmere Port  in Cheshire.  Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Time to be confirmed.  Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

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

Thursday 28 February 2019

Reconvened public inquiry into IGas plans to test for shale gas at Ellesmere Port  in Cheshire.  Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Time to be confirmed.  Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

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

Monday 4 March 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site is environmental and political journalist, Donnachadh McCarthy . 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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

Pro-democracy and anti-fracking rally. 11am-2pm, Parliament Square, London SW1A. 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

Thursday 7 March 2019

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

Eckington Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare Club, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Saturday 9 March 2019

Coffee morning by Roseacre Awareness Group about Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood plans. 11am, Elswick Village Hall, Roseacre Road, Elswick, Preston PR4 3UD. Details

Monday 11 March 2019

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Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speakers, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, are Carolyn Kagan and Mark Burton (pictured above), of the Steady State Manchester Collective. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Thursday 14 March 2019

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

Saturday 16 March 2019

Regional strategy meeting for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. 10am-1pm, Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

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Nick Danby Source: Cuadrilla Inquiry

Monday 18 March 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Nick Danby of Frack Free Lancashire (pictured left). 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Expected date of Surrey County Council planning committee at which Horse Hill application for additional wells and long-term production will be discussed. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

Thursday 21 March 2019

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

Saturday 23 March 2019

Community climate action networking event. Hosted by Community Climate Action Network for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. 12 noon-4pm, Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield S40 4QU. Details

Monday 25 March 2019

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Barbara Richardson, chair of Roseacre Awareness Group, outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 15 October 2018. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Barbara Richardson, chair of Roseacre Awareness Group (pictured right). 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Thursday 28 March 2019

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

Thursday 4 April 2019

Next steps for the unconventional oil and gas market in the UK. Meeting organised by Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum. Includes speakers from the Environment Agency, consultancies, British Geological Survey, UKOOG and the shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel. 9am-1pkm, central LondonAgenda and details

Monday 8 April 2019

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Photo: Jem Bendell

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Jem Bendell (pictured left), Professor of Sustainability Leadership, at Cumbria University. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

15 April 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Dan Bailey, Professor of Sustainability Leadership, at Cumbria University. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Monday 6 May 2019

Chesterfield May Day. Details to be confirmed

20 May 2019 or 27 May 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Rupert Read, founder and chair of the Green House think-tank and reader in philosophy at University of East Anglia. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

 

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  1. This month Hitachi will decide whether to go ahead with their (low carbon) nuclear investment on Anglesey. From the BBC…

    “The Nikkei Asian Review reported Hitachi’s board would be likely to decide to suspend all work on the Wylfa Newydd plant on Anglesey next week”

    It looks like, even with government support, these huge investments are proving too risky for private companies. Increasingly this winter coal has filled the intermittency gap in electricity production and will again do so as we move into a cold snap at the end of January. With coal plants coming off line by 2025 what is the Plan B to keep the lights on on windless winter nights? I suspect it will be to extend the life of older nuclear plants. Now what’s the risk of that, or of greater coal use, compared with fracking induced micro earth tremors that can’t be felt at the surface?

    With all those civil servants being diverted into Brexi preparations one wonders who is taking on the rational planning function in Whitehall. Let’s hope it isn’t the guys who allowed fly by night electricity supply companies to set up, profit, and then leave their customers in the lurch.

  2. Interesting news sure to spark debate in January.

    This month Claire Perry admitted in a Parliamentary Answer that electricity prices for large industrial users in the U.K. (steel, ceramics, chemicals etc) are DOUBLE electricity prices in France and Germany. (Gas prices are cheaper or comparable). As a response to the electricity price differential the Dept of BEIS has excluded large users from paying their share of the Contract for Difference Payments designed to encourage Green electricity production. This means of course that smaller firms & the ordinary Joe is paying instead.

    On the other side of the World, The Chinese government is refusing to allow new renewable projects unless they can compete on price with COAL. Not sure what that means for Chinese levels of pollution and CO2 levels worldwide.

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