Diary

Events diary – June 2019 and beyond

Woodsetts Vs Fracking

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

  • Public inquiry into Ineos plans for shale gas exploration at Woodsetts in South Yorkshire
  • On yer bike protest at Ineos plans to close the Bo’ness Road at Grangemouth
  • Groundswell events on climate change solutions
  • Heather Stroud talks about campaigning and standing up to power
  • Mam Tor banner drop in protest against fracking 

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


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

190602 Get on your bike

On yer bike. Say no to the Bo’ness Road closure. Cycle ride around the Ineos Grangemouth plant and mile walk in protest at Ineos plans to close a section of the Bo’Ness Road in Grangemouth. 2pm-4pm, Depart 2.15pm, opposite Ineos HQ, Inchyra Road, Grangemouth. 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

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

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

190608 Resistance futile gesture or

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

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

WAF objection photo

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

Second stage of preparatory work at Angus Energy’s Brockham site in Surrey due to start this week. Details

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. 9.30am, The Gallery, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham S60 1AE. The inquiry is scheduled to last eight days, not sitting on Mondays. Details

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee hearing on net zero emissions. Witnesses to include: Gail Bradbrook, Extinction Rebellion’ Isabella O’Dowd, WWF; Baroness Bryony Worthington, Environmental Defence Fund. 10am, Thatcher Room, Bridge Street, Lonndon SW1. To be broadcast on www.parliamentlive.tv. 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

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

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 at Horse Hill. Details

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Scheduled start of a trial against three protesters alleged to have breached Cuadrilla’s injunction at the Preston New Road shale gas site, near Blackpool. Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester
M60 9DJ Details

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Scheduled second day of a trial against three protesters alleged to have breached Cuadrilla’s injunction at the Preston New Road shale gas site, near Blackpool. Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester
M60 9DJ Details

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

Thursday 27 June 2019

Scheduled third day of a trial against three protesters alleged to have breached Cuadrilla’s injunction at the Preston New Road shale gas site, near Blackpool. Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester
M60 9DJ Details

Friday 28 June 2019

Possible fourth day of a trial against three protesters alleged to have breached Cuadrilla’s injunction at the Preston New Road shale gas site, near Blackpool. Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester
M60 9DJ Details

Initial hearing in High Court case bought by Friends of the Earth against Cuadrilla over its injunction against protests at its shale gas site at Preston New Road.  Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester M60 9DJ. 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

Coming up later

Monday 1 July 2019

Planning committee of Lincolnshire County Council – officers recommend approving changes to conditions on Egdon Resources North Kelsey site. 10.30am, Council Chamber, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YLDetails

Monday 8 July 2019

John Ashton2

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.

Motion to North East Derbyshire District Council on declaring a climate emergency. 2pm, council headquarters, Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6NG. Details

Deadline for questions to Angus Energy conference call. Send questions by 5.30pm UK local time to angus@yellowjerseypr.com. Details

Wednesday 10 July 2019

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

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

Thursday 11 July 2019

Angus Energy investor and analyst conference call. 5.30pm local UK time. To participate from the UK dial 0808 109 0700 Details 

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.

Wednesday 7 August 2019

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

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

Monday 21 October 2019

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

Tuesday 22 October 2019

UK Onshore Gas and Oil Summit. Birmingham city centre. 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

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Deadline for restoration and removal of buildings, plant, machinery, foundations and hard standing from UKOG Broadford Bridge site in West Sussex.

6 replies »

    • Fracking in the UK is dead. The ‘bridge to renewables’ argument may have had some validity a few years ago but eight years on from the first frack, the bridge is now much sorter – at both ends. In fact it is too short.
      The future is in insulation, efficiency, renewable energy and energy storage.

      • There are still many bridges to cross – a few random comments…
        1. Personally I would like to see just about every National Park in this country turned over to near their natural state, that is at least 50% broadleaf forest which would be not only attractive but provide a enormous carbon sink. The Lake District, for example, has been described by George Monbiot as a sheep created wasteland. It is naturally a forested area.
        2. The National Grid said that replacing gas central heating with electric would require a threefold increase in electricity consumption. Insulation may play a part in reducing that figure but we will need a vast store of backup energy for windless nights. The two most likely sources of this zero carbon energy are nuclear, or hydrogen (emission free) which can be produced by cracking natural gas into Hydrogen and Carbon. The Carbon can be solidified and stored.
        3. I have not yet seen any viable alternative to heavy lorry transportation, it is said that battery production to replace all the vehicles on U.K. roads with battery power would require all the cobalt currently in production in the world. That shows the scale of the problem.
        4. And in the end this massive dislocation of the UK’s economy will have ZERO effect on climate change because the U.K.’s contribution to carbon emissions is tiny compared to China, India, the US and Russia. China is an interesting example, there urban pollution (as in 1950’s London) is massive political driver, climate change simply is not, so their solution (as in London) is to replace coal heating with natural gas. Overall however their energy use, with that of India, will rise massively with economic expansion.

      • Yes indeed if we had got on with fracking 8 years ago we would have be having 52 week coal free periods now, not 2 week periods.

    • Yes there’s a word for “a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.”.

      Sorry a bit emotive, maybe just well financed, middle-class, single minded activists.

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