Diary

Events diary – May 2019 and beyond

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Doncaster shop window display, preparing for the Tour de Yorkshire, 1 May 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

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

  • Tour de Yorkshire unveiling of Team Ineos cycling team and protests
  • Parliamentary debate on climate emergency
  • Release of latest government data on public attitudes to fracking
  • IGas AGM
  • Regional Strategy Meeting for East Midlands and South Yorkshire campaigners
  • Talks on Surrey earthquakes, fracking for shale gas and UK energy policy
  • Chesterfield May Day
  • Plus fundraisers, planning meetings, film screenings

This page is regularly updated with new events. Please let us know if you would like us to include an event or if any of the details are wrong. contact@DrillOrDrop.com


Wednesday 1 May 2019

Sheffield Green Parents protest planning meeting. 10am-11.30am, Unity Yoga Sheffield, 150-153 Carver House, Sheffield S1 4FS. Details

Opposition day debate on climate emergency. About 12.40pm, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1. Details

Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe Group. 7.30pm, Suite 2, Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe NG21 9HS.

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Harthill Against Fracking public meeting. 7pm, Peregrine Centre, Peregrin Way, Harthill S26 7UP.

Thursday 2 May 2019

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

On yer bike Ineos. Protest against Ineos as it unveils Team Ineos kit on the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire. 10am-2pm, Doncaster Markets, Doncaster, DN1 1NF. Details

Friday 3 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Stage 2: Barnsley-Bedale. Details

On yer bike Ineos 2. Protest against Ineos sponsorship of Team Sky. 1pm-3pm, Barnsley Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley S70. Details

Saturday 4 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Stage 3: Bridlington-Scarborough. Details

On yer bike Ineos protest. From 12 noon. Queen’s Parade, opposite the Clifton Hotel, Scarborough. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking stall at Barlborough Hall Country Festival. 11am-10pm, Barlborough Hall Country Festival, Park Street, Barlborough S43 4ES. Details

Sunday 5 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire. Stage 4: Halifax-Leeds. Details

Ineos greenwash at the Tour de Yorkshire. 1.30pm-5.30pm, The George, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. Details

Monday 6 May 2019

Chesterfield May Day. Assembles at 10.30am at Chesterfield Town Hall, followed by march at 11am. Rally in New Square at 11.45pm. speakers due to include: John McDonnell MP. Mosborough Against Fracking and Clay Cross Against Fracking stalls at the event. Details

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Anti-fracking prayer meeting at Ineos proposed shale gas site in Woodsetts, south Yorkshire. Organised by Chris Sadler, of St George’s Church, Woodsetts, 6.30pm, shale gas site, off Dinnington Road, Woodsetts. Details

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

Thursday 9 May 2019

Public attitudes

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. 10am, Lincoln Magistrates Court, High Street, Lincoln.

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

Where are we with climate change? Free talk by researcher and writer, Nikki Jones. 7.30pm, Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX. Details

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

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

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West Newton-A well site, East Yorkshire, April 2019. Photo: West Newton Gateway to the Gasfields

West Newton Community day. 1pm-7pm, Pipers Lane, near Marton, East Yorkshire HU11 5DF. Details

Frack Free Bingo. Fundraising bingo, raffle, refreshments. 7pm, Birchfield Community Centre, Birchfield Road, Yeovil BA21 5RL. Details

Monday 13 May 2019

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Amelia Womack

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

Tuesday 14 May 2019

IGas Annual General Meeting. Details to be confirmed

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Derbyshire County Council debates motion on climate emergency. 2pm, Council Chamber, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG. Agenda to be confirmed.

Extinction Rebellion Preston public meeting. 7.30pm-9pm, The Mandala Yoga and Wellbeing, 18 Derby Street, Preston PR1 1DT. Details

Thursday 16 May 2019

Free talk: Global Energy Trends. 7.30pm-10pm, Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX. Details

Friday 17 May 2019

Screening of the documentary, Unfractured, about the work of biologist and campaigner, Dr Sandra Steingraber. Includes pre-screening talk by anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Rothery, and followed by Q&A with the film’s director, Chanda Chevannes. 7.30pm-9.45pm, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, University Drive, Norwich NR4 7TJ. Details

Saturday 18 May 2019

Regional Strategy Meeting. 10am, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

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

earthquake meeting

Earthquakes and unconventional drilling in the Weald Basin. Talk by David Smythe, emeritus professor of geophysics, University of Glasgow. 7pm-8.30pm, Beare Green Village Hall, Beare Green, Dorking RH5 4RD. Details and flier above

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Unfractured – fight with your whole heart. Frack Free Ryedale screening of documentary about the work of Sandra Steingraber, with Q&A with the producer and director, Chanda Chevannes. Free entry. 7pm, Kirkbymoorside Methodist Hall, Main Street, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DQ. Details

Monday 20 May 2019

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

Unfractured. Free film screening about the biologist, Sandra Steingraber, who became an activist. Followed by Q/A with the filmmaker, Chanda Chevannes. 6.30pm-9pm, Chester Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street, Chester CH1 3LF. Details

The potential health implications fracking will bring to our community. Presentation by Carol Hutchinson, co-founder of Concerned Health Professional of the UK. 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Hall community centre, Hilltop, Bolsover S44 6NG. Details

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

Thursday 23 May 2019

Free talk on UK Energy Policy. 7.30pm-10pm, Bath Brew House, 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX. Details

Friday 24 May 2019

Sheffield youth strike 4 climate. Part of global youth strike against climate change. 11am assembly at Devonshire Green, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield S37. Followed by march to the town hall and a rally until 2pm. Details

Details of youth strikes across the UK

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Protest at Surrey County Council. Extinction Rebellion Farnham and other groups in Surrey protest to put pressure on the council cabinet over public concerns about Weald shale oil extraction. 12.30pm-4.30pm, Surrey County Council, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN. Details

Wednesday 29 May 2019

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

30 May 2019

Demonstration outside Derbyshire Dales Council due to debate motion on climate emergency. 5.30pm, Town Hall, Bank Roadd, Matlock DE4 3NN

Climate emergency: Let’s talk solutions. 7pm-8.30pm, Patagonia Manchester, 51 King Street, Manchester M2 7AZ. Details

31 May 2019

West Newton coach trip. Coach trip arranged from Lancashire to West Newton oil and gas exploration site. 6.30am-4.30pm. Pick up at Maple Farm in Little Plumpton, Preston and motorway services. Details

Coming up later

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

Sunday 2 June 2019

Non-violent Direct Action training for trainers. 12 noon, University of Manchester Students’ Union, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR. Details

Monday 3 June 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3P3.

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

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Resistance – futile gesture or supreme act of faith? Author, campaigner, and Ryedale mother, Heather Stroud, will reveal how against all odds she took on international governments and made a real and lasting impact. 6.30pm for 7pm, Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF.

Sunday 9 June 2019

Stand up for your planet. Event by Peak District Against Fracking for people to link arms along the Mam Tor ridgeline in the Peak District. Gather from 4.15pm for a short walk, Mam Tor, Derbyshire S33 8WA. Details

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Kate Hudson

Monday 10 June 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.45pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND and media officer for Left Unity. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Woodsetts Against Fracking mass assembly outside public inquiry on Ineos Woodsetts shale gas scheme. 9am, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE.

Scheduled opening date of public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. 10am, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

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

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

Rathlin Energy community liaison meeting for West Newton A oil and gas site in East Yorkshire. Questions can be sent to Rathlin Energy on 0207 2689860 or fielduk@rathlinenergy.co.uk

Plastic Free Chesterfield action planning meeting. 7pm-8.30pm, Chesterfield Alehouse, 37 West Bars, Chesterfield S40 1AG. Details

Thursday 13 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

Friday 14 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

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

Monday 17 June 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Henry Chown, a member of the Friends of the Earth fossil-free team. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

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

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed. The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

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

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee. 10.30am. Details to be confirmed.

Thursday 20 June 2019

Public inquiry into Ineos plans for Woodsetts. Time to be confirmed, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

Avoiding climate breakdown – what we must do. A talk by Alan Simpson. The shadow chancellor’s adviser on sustainable economics speaks about climate threat, what governments can do, international lessons and the next steps. 7pm-9pm, The Saints Parish Centre Cafe, 3 St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TD. Details and to register

Friday 21 June 2019

How can our community work together to avoid climate breakdown? Public meeting and debate with Alan Simpson, advisor to the shadow chancellor on sustainable economics. 7pm-10pm, Town Hall, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4EU. Details and to register

Sunday 23 June 2019

Waste Not Cafe Trial Meal. 6pm-8pm, Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield S40 4QU. Details

Marina Prentoulis

Monday 24 June 2019

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

Closing date for comments on additional documents in UK Oil and Gas plc planning application for additional wells and long-term oil production. Details

Wednesday 26 June 2019

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

Saturday 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

Monday 8 July 2019

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Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is John Ashton (left), former UK special representative on climate change. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

100th Women’s Call for Calm event. 10am-3pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee. 10.30am. Details to be confirmed.

Monday 15 July 2019

Sian Berry

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

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Demonstration and debate on climate emergency motion. 4.30pm, Chesterfield Borough Council, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield S40 1LP.

Thursday 18 July 2019

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

Friday 26 July – Wednesday 31 July 2019

Power beyond borders: A ridiculously big action camp for climate and migrant justice. Reclaim the Power event. Starting 7.30pm on 26 July. Location: South East England. Details

Wednesday 31 July 2019

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

Thursday 1 August 2019

Trial of only two people arrested at protests at Biscathorpe oil site, in Lincolnshire. 10am Lincoln Magistrates Court, 358 High St, Lincoln LN5 7QA.

Monday 12 August 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Lindsey German, founder member of the Stop the War Coalition. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Wednesday 28 August 2019

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

Thursday 7 November 2019

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

Thursday 6 February 2020

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

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