Diary

Events diary – March 2019 and beyond

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Royal Courts of Justice, London. Photo: DrillOrDrop

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

  • Court of Appeal hearing on Ineos protest injunctions
  • Continuing public inquiry into IGas plans for well testing at Ellesmere Port
  • Pro-democracy and anti-fracking rally
  • Regional strategy meeting for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands
  • Frack Free Ryedale fundraisers
  • Plus meetings, marches, rallies

This page is regularly updated with new events. Click here to let us know if you would like us to include an event or if any of the details are wrong.


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

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Chester town hall, venue of the IGas Ellesmere Port inquiry, 27 February 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Reconvened public inquiry into IGas plans to test for shale gas at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. 10.30am. Assembly Room, Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ.Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Hearing at the Court of Appeal into challenge to Ineos injunction against protests at potential shale gas sites. 10.30, court 67, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL. Details

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Dennis Skinner MP speaking at a rally at Bolsover, 24 February 2018. Photo: Dale Glossop

Pro-democracy and anti-fracking rally. Speakers include MPs Dennis Skinner and Rebecca Long-Bailey, along with campaigners Eddie Thornton, David Kesteven, Debbie Hodson, Helen Chuntso, James Eaden and Dennis May. 11am-2pm, Parliament Square, London SW1A. Details

Frack Free Yeovil General Meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Railway Hotel, 63 Hendford Hill, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2QN. Details

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

Wednesday 6 March 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

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

Follow up Harthill Against Fracking public meeting. 7pm, Peregrin Centre, Harthill S26 7UP

Thursday 7 March 2019

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Environment Agency meeting in Pickering, 7 March 2019

Environment Agency drop-in session on variation of environmental permit for Third Energy’s Knapton Power Station. 3pm-7pm, Pickering Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering YO18 8AA.

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

Protest outside HSBC Bank – stop funding fracking. 9am, HSBC Bank, Market Place, Chesterfield. Details

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.

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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.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Oral questions on the High Court ruling that government planning guidance on fracking is unlawful. Questions by Lib Dem peer, Lord Greaves.  Time tbc. House of Lords. Details

Thursday 14 March 2019

Meeting of Rotherham Borough Council planning board, to consider Ineos appeal over Woodsetts shale gas site.  9am, Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH. Agenda

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

Friday 15 March 2019

#YouthStrike4Climate global strike. 11am-2pm, Parliament Square, London. Details

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

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Surrey County Council to debate climate emergency motion. 10am-1pm, County Hall, Kingston, Details and council meeting agenda

Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire, due to introduced his Fracking (Seismic Activity) Bill into the House of Commons. It seeks to upgrade the traffic light system from regulation to statutory legislation.

Sheffield Climate Action hosts FrAcktion. 7pm-9pm, Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Details

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Closing date of public consultation on Cuadrilla’s environmental permit variation for Preston New Road. Link to consultation

Public meeting on policing of shale gas protests. Meeting with police officers who would be in charge of policing any protests outside the Woodsetts shale gas site, if it were approved. 7pm, Woodsetts Village Hall, Gildingwells Rd, Woodsetts, Worksop S81 8QB.

Meeting of Chesterfield Climate Alliance. 7.30pm, upstairs at The Alehouse, West Bars, Chesterfield S40 21AG

Thursday 21 March 2019

Sustainability Summit 2019.  Organised by The Economist. 8am-6pm. London UK. Tickets and details

Climate change. A talk by John Ashton, former special representative on climate change at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office. Organised by Holy Cross Church. 7pm, Gilling East Village Hall, Pottergate, Gilling East YO62 4JJ.

Video call: Let communities decide and fracking earthquakes. Hosted by Friends of the Earth and Fossil Free UK. 7pm-8pm, online via Facebook live. Details

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

Friday 22 March 2019

Second reading of fracking bills. Geraint Davies’ Fracking (Measurement and Regulation of Impacts (Air, Water and Greenhouse Gas Emissions) Bill and Lee Rowley’s Fracking (Seismic Activity) Bill are among a list of private members’ bills due to get their second readings. House of Commons, London

Remembering Tom. Events to remember Tom Burke. 12 noon. Details

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.

Frack Free Plastic. Adam Marshall presents information on the connections between fracking and the plastics crisis. 7pm-10pm, The Canalhouse meeting room, The Canalhouse, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH. Details

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

General debate on permitted development and shale gas exploration. House of Commons, Westminster. Details

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

Friday 29 March 2019

Angus Energy annual general meeting. 11am, Fladgate LLP, 16 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG

No faith in fracking. Walking meditation and Quaker meeting for witness and vigil. 11.15am, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Folk and Blues Evening in support of Woodsetts Against Fracking. 7.15pm-11pm, Dinnington Library Resource Centre, 131 Laughton Road, Dinnington, South Yorkshire S25 2PP. Details

Saturday 30 March 2019

UK Investor Show 2019. 8am, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1p 3EE. Details

Frack Free Festival – Fighting Fracking on Fossil Fools Spring Gathering, Harthill. 10am on Saturday to 7pm on Sunday. Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7UL. Details

Bankrupt climate change action day. Campaign by People & Planet to protest against Barclays investment in oil and gas operations. Details

Sunday 31 March 2019

Frack Free Festival – Fighting Fracking on Fossil Fools Spring Gathering, Harthill. 10am on Saturday to 7pm on Sunday. Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill S26 7UL. Details

Coming up

Monday 1 April 2019

Frack Free Festival – Fighting Fracking on 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

All Party Parliamentary Group on shale gas meeting on seismicity regulations and the traffic light system. Time and venue to be confirmed.

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

Frack Free Yeovil general meeting. 7pm-9.30pm, Yeovil. Details and contact information for venue

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Scheduled hand-down of ruling in appeal by Joe Corre and Joe Boyd against injunction granted to Ineos over anti-fracking protests. 10.30am, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London

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-1pm, central London Agenda and details

Start of trial of two people involved in an 81-hour lock-on protest outside Tinker Lane in November 2018. Mansfield Magistrates Court, Rosemary Street Mansfield NG19 6EE. Time to be confirmed

Monday 8 April 2019

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

Union Jack Oil plc general meeting. 11am, Osborne Clarke offices, 2 Temple Back East, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EG. Details

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Protest walk along the footpath next to Third Energy’s KM8 well site followed by afternoon tea. 1pm-4pm, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire.

Thursday 11 April 2019

UKOG annual general meeting. 11am, 8th Floor, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW. Details

Friday 12 April 2019

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Climate global strike. More details to come

Preston Youth Strike for Climate. 10am-1pm, Preston railway station, Fishergate, Preston PR1 8AP, Lancashire. Details

Fundraising concert for Frack Free Ryedale by Pickering signer/songwriter David Swann. 8pm, Hovingham Village Hall, Main St, Hovingham 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.

Friday 19 April 2019

Good Friday Rivington Walk organised by Bolton Against Fracking. Meet at 11am Chorley Old Road/Georges Lane, Rivington BL6 6RT or at 11.30am at Wilders Wood car park, Georges Lane, Rivington. Details

Monday 22 April 2019

Misson Springs solidarity day. Music, speakers, cake to highlight Paris Agreement on climate change. From 10am, Misson Springs shale gas exploration site, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6ET. Details

Friday 26 April 2019

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

Saturday 27 April 2019

Groundswell London. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA. Details and to book

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.

Thursday 2 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Scheduled unveiling of Team Ineos. Stage 1: Doncaster-Selby. Details

Friday 3 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Scheduled unveiling of Team Ineos. Stage 2: Barnsley-Bedale. Details

Saturday 4 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Scheduled unveiling of Team Ineos. Stage3: Bridlington-Scarborough. Details

Sunday 5 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Scheduled unveiling of Team Ineos. Stage4: Halifax-Leeds. Details

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

Release of latest results of BEIS Wave 29 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

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

Friday 10 May 2019

Film-maker Ken Loach due to visit campaigners outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site. Details to be confirmed

Saturday 11 May 2019

Festival of Debate: Our Planet Hub Day. Speakers include David Burley, of Frack Free South Yorkshire. 11.30am-5pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street, Sheffield S1 4QZ. Details

Monday 13 May 2019

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Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party, with the letter calling on the prime minister to ban fracking, 1 December 2018. Photo: Frack Free United

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

Saturday 18 May 2019

Groundswell Darlington. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Darlington Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7NB. Details and to book

Monday 20 May 2019

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Jonathan Bartley outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 14 June 2018. Photo: Tina Rothery

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.

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Fracking shale for oil and gas: a technical lecture. Event by the Manchester retired members group of the IET. 6.30pm-8.30pm, Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester M1 3BB. Details

Wednesday 22 May 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

Saturday 1 June 2019

Groundswell Manchester. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD. Details

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

Saturday 8 June 2019

Groundswell Birmingham. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR. Details and to book

Saturday 15 June 2019

Groundswell Bristol. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Creative Youth Network, Kingswood Estate, 20 Old School House, Britannia Road, Bristol BS15 8D. Details and to book

Tuesday 18 June 2019

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

UK Onshore Gas and Oil Summit. Birmingham city centre. Details

Wednesday 19 June 2019

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

UK Onshore Gas and Oil Summit. Birmingham city centre. Details

Thursday 20 June 2019

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

24 June 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Marina Prentoulis, senior lecturer in media and politics at University of East Anglia. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

29 June 2019

Groundswell Cambridge. Friends of the Earth event looking at solutions to climate change. 10.15am-5.30pm, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX. Details

18 July 2019

Release of latest results of BEIS Wave 30 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

7 November 2019

Release of results of BEIS Wave 31 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

6 February 2020

Release of results of BEIS Wave 32 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

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