Diary

Events diary – February 2019 and beyond

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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

Events in February 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning.

  • Resumed public inquiry into IGas plans for Ellesmere Port
  • Fracking in Lancashire meeting
  • Closing dates of consultations on West Newton and Horse Hill
  • Expected decision date for Angus Energy’s application for oil production at Lidsey
  • Stop funding fracking event at Centrica headquarters
  • Plus meetings, film screening 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 2019.

Last updated 5/2/2019


Friday 1 February 2019

Bentley effect poster

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

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Facing up to the oil and gas industry – lessons from the US. Talk about unconventional oil and gas industry by former employee, Sharon Wilson. Ms Wilson worked for the oil and gas industry for 10 years and is now with US environmental group, Earthworks. 7pm-9pm, Bramble Hall, Bramble Hill, Balcombe RH17 6HR. Organised by Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association. Details

Presentation and Q&A on fracking. 7pm-10pm, Hickleton Village Hall and Social Club, Doncaster Road, Doncaster DN5 7BG. 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

Saturday 9 February 2019

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

Protest about air quality and environmental impacts of expansion plans at Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick airport. 1.30pm, Lomond Riding Stables, Horse Hill, Horley, Surrey RH6 0HN.

190209 ribby hall

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

Monday 11 February 2019

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

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Nick Danby Source: Cuadrilla Inquiry

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.

Tuesday 12 February 2019

FrackaCake Day. Entrance to IGas Misson Springs site, Misson, north Nottinghamshire DN10 6ET

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Fighting fracking in the UK and the US: a campaigners’ skillshare with Texan Sharon Wilson (above), a former oil and gas industry employee and now with US environmental group, Earthworks. 5.30pm-7pm, C-view, Church View, Doncaster DN1 1AF. Details and to book

Fracking: what can we learn from the USA? Public meeting hosted by Friends of the Earth, featuring US campaigner Sharon Wilson, Deborah Gibson, of Harthill Against Fracking, and Sheelagh Handy, of Frack Free Misson. 7.30pm-9pm, C-view, Church View, Doncaster DN1 1AF. Details

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 

Friday 15 February 2019

School strike for action on climate change. Details

12 years to change the world – climate change: how do we respond? Discussion hosted by Bishop Graham Crayy. Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church, YO62 2JJ. More details from Liz Johhnstone on 07757 209617 or 01904 767334.

Saturday 16 February 2019

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

Pop-up protest and visit to West Newton wellsite monitoring station. 12 noon, meet at Mulberry Lane, New Ellerby HU11 5AU. 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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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.

Bolsover Against Fracking Monthly Meeting. 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Rooms, Hill Top, S44 6NG. Guest speaker Natalie Bennett will be giving a talk about the dangers of fracking. Free entry and refreshments available. Details

Free film screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK. 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Bean Street, Hull HU3 2PR.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Strategy meeting for declaring a state of climate emergency in Derbyshire. 7.30pm-9pm, Brunswick Inn (upstairs), 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU. Details

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Call to the hall  – save our monitoring station. Protest against threat of eviction against West Newton Monitoring and Information Station. 1pm, outside County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley HU17 9BA. Details

Meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Council at which members will be asked to drop an eviction threat against the West Newton Monitoring and Information Station. 2pm, Cross Street, Beverley HU17 9BA. Details

Friday 22 February 2019

190222 centrica event

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

HSBC – Stop funding fracking. 12pm-1pm, Leeds City Square. Details

HSBC – Stop funding destruction. 1.10pm-2.10pm, 2-4 St Ann’s Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 7HD. Details

Earth First Winter Moot.From 6pm, Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6ND. Email for more details

Saturday 23 February 2019

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Earth First Winter Moot.All day, Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6ND. Email for more details

Launchof Dorking Climate Emergency Week. 11am-5pm, Dorking Town Centre. Events continue until Saturday 2 March. Details

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

Fund-raising celidh for Haxby and Wigginton Against Fracking. 6pm-9.30pm, Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village, Haxby YO32 3HT. £10 tickets, £5 for 5-16 year olds, under 5s free. Details

Sunday 24 February 2019

Earth First Winter Moot. Until 4pm, Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6ND. Email for more details

190224 Dunsfold

Public meeting: living next to an oil and gas site. Speakers include Tony Whitbread, retired chief executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust, and environmental campaigner, Nicola Peel, 7pm, Winn Hall, Dunsfold Common Rd, Dunsfold, Godalming GU8 4AJ

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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 (right), of Earth First, . 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Interim accounts reported for Cuadrilla partner, A J Lucas. Details

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

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Chester Town Hall, location of the inquiry into IGas plans for gas testing at Ellesmere Port. Photo: DrillOrDrop

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

UKOG project information event on proposed wellsite. 3pm-7pm, The Winn Hall,Dunsfold Common Road, Dunsfold GU8 4AJ.

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

When will Hull be underwater? Talk by Dr Chris Skinner of Hull University and Q&A. 7.30pm, The Potting Shed pub, Flemingate, Beverley HU17 0NH.

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

Coming up

Saturday 2 March 2019

Declare Climate Emergency and Divest from Fossil Fuels. March and rally. 11am-2pm, meeting at St Anne’s Square, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire, followed by march to Ashton Gardens. Details

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

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

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

Hearing at the Court of Appeal into challenge to Ineos injunction against protests at shale gas sites. Time and venue to be confirmed. Details

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

Map reading/navigation skills course. 10am, Worsley Arms Hotel, High Street, Hovingham YO62 4LA. £20. All proceeds to Frack Free Ryedale. Details

Frack Free Malton and Norton stall at Malton and Norton fairtrade and local craft fair. 10am-4pm, Friends Meeting House, Greengate, Malton YO17 7EN.

190309 ANTI FRACKING COFFEEMORNING

Drop-in coffee and cakes morning Coffee morning about Cuadrilla’s fracking plans in the Fylde and Wyre regions of Lancashire. 11am-1pm, Elswick Village Hall, Roseacre Road, Elswick, Preston PR4 3UD. Details

Community Climate Action Networking Event. 12 noon-4pm, Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX. Details 

Sunday 10 March 2019

RSA: Create Change Chesterfield. 11am-3pm, Assembly Rooms, Market Hall, Soresby Street, Chesterfield S40 1AR. Details and to register

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

Fracking: Pollution & Earthquakes. Public meeting organised by Teversall, Stanton Hill and Skegby Neighbourhood Forum. 2.30pm-5pm, The Manor Room, Teversal Village, Nottinghamshire NG17 3JN. Details

Quiz night in aid of Harthill Against Fracking. 7pm-11pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7YL. Details

Monday 18 March 2019

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

Bolsover Against Fracking Monthly Meeting. 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Rooms, Hill Top, S44 6NG. Guest speaker Dr. Ian Fairlie will be giving a talk about the dangers of radioactivity and fracking. Free entry and refreshments available. Details

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

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

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Gardening with climate change. 9.30am-4pm, Nawton, Ryedale. Details and costs. All proceeds to Frack Free Ryedale

Wednesday 27 March 2019

The politics of climate change with Christiana Figueres and Caroline Lucas. Guardian Live event. 7pm-8.30pm, Royal Geographical Society, London SW7 2AR. Details and to book (£20+£1.51 booking fee)

Thursday 28 March 2019

IGas annual accounts due to be announced. Details

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

Saturday 30 March 2019-Monday 1 April 2019

Fossil Fools Spring Gathering, Harthill. 10am on Saturday to 7pm on Sunday. Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7UL. Details

Tuesday 2 April 2019

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

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 London Agenda and details

Monday 8 April 2019

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

Friday 12 April 2019

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Fundraising concert for Frack Free Ryedale by Pickering signer/songwriter David Swann. 8pm, Hovingham Village Hall,  Main St, Hovkingham York YO62 4JY. tickets £10 from 01347 878536 or accordsing@yahoo.com

Monday 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 29 April 2019

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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.

Monday 6 May 2019

Chesterfield May Day. Details to be confirmed

Tuesday 7 May 2019

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

Thursday 9 May 2019

Scheduled start of trial of first two protesters arrested outside Egdon Resources’ Biscathorpe site. Time and venue to be confirmed

Travels with my red bag: an illustrated talk by Barbara Hickman. 7pm-9.30pm, Worsley Arms Hotel, High Street, Hovingham YO62 4LA. Details Donations for Frack Free Ryedale

 Monday 20 May 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Monday 3 June 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.

Tuesday 4 June 2019

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

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Scheduled hearing at Court of Appeal in appeal against UKOG injunction. Time and location to be confirmed.

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Scheduled hearing at Court of Appeal in appeal against UKOG injunction. Time and location to be confirmed.

Thursday 20 June 2019

Scheduled hearing at Court of Appeal in appeal against UKOG injunction. Time and location to be confirmed.

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