Diary

August 2019 diary

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Dr Gail Bradbook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, due to visit Preston New Road in August. Photo: Ruth Davey, Mindful Photography

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

  • Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion to visit Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners
  • Prize-winning journalist talks about impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania
  • Second anniversary of Green Monday gathering at Preston New Road shale gas site
  • Consultation deadlines on Surrey oil and gas applications
  • Trial of the two people arrested at protests in Lincolnshire

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


Thursday 1 August 2019

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

IGas drop-in session for plans to drill two wells on land near Loxhill in Surrey. 4pm-8pm, Dunsfold Winn Hall, Dunsfold Common Road, Dunsfold, Surrey GU8 4AJ. Details IGas says it has postponed this event until after the summer holidays. Details

Friday 2 August 2019

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When fracking came to town. Journalist Eliza Griswold talks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Amity & Prosperity, which traces the effects of fracking on a town in Pennsylvania. 7pm-8.30pm, The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ Details and to book

Monday 5 August 2019

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Tony Lywood, Labour councillor on Cumbria County Council and prospective parliamentary candidate for Copeland.

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Frack Free Yeovil General Meeting. 7pm-9pm in Yeovil. Somerset. Details and for information of venue

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm,The Old Queens Head, 40 Pond Hill, Sheffield S1 2BG. Details

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Netpol live Facebook Q&A. 6pm, on consultation by National Police Chiefs’ Council on protest operational advice document. Details

Thursday 8 August 2019

Court hearing for West Newton campaign remanded in custody after lorry surfing protest. 10am Hull Magistrates Court, Market Place, Hull HU1 2AD. Details

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Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion. Photo: Martin Lever

Dr Gail Bradcock, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, visits campaigners outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. 12.30pm, outside the site at Little Plumpton, PR4 3PJ.

Saturday 10 August 2019

Green fields not oil fields community picnic. Organised to discuss the potential expansion of Horse Hill site near Horley. 2pm-4.30pm, grounds of Hookwood Memorial Hall, Surrey RH6 0AZ. Details

Monday 12 August 2019

Second anniversary Green Monday at Preston New Road. Main speaker outside the Preston New Road site, is Gina Dowding, Green Party MEP and Lancashire County Councillor. At 12.30pm, the speaker will be Steve Masters, Green Party councillor for West Berkshire District council and prospective election candidate for Newbury. Other speakers are Lindsey German, founder member of Stop the War coalition, and Paul Jenkins, of Unite Against Fascism. Events begin at 11.30am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Closing date. Deadline for comments on application by Cuadrilla to the Environment Agency for a change to the environmental permit for the Preston New Road shale gas site. Details

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Webinar How long will the shale revolution last? Hosted by the Post Carbon Institute and Halt the Harm Network. 1pm Eastern Time; 6pm British summer time. To register

Monday 19 August 2019

Green Monday at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is author Sue Hampton. Events from 10am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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Proposed additional wells at Horse Hill site in Surrey. Source: Horse Hill Developments Ltd

Consultation deadline. End of consultation by Surrey County Council on additional documents in application for more drilling and long-term production at Horse Hill oil site. Details

Friday 23 August 2019

Consultation deadline. End of consultation by the Planning Inspectorate on an application by UKOG to build a road junction on common land near Dunsfold as part of its oil and gas site proposal. Details

Saturday 24 August 2019

Anti-fracking nanas at Greenbelt Festival. 10.45am, Creative Climate Activism for all ages, Hot House, Boughton Estate, near Kettering, Northamptonshire. Details

Sunday 25 August 2019

Consultation deadline. End of consultation by Lancashire County Council on application by Aurora Energy Resources Ltd to drill and frack two shale gas wells near the village of Great Altcar. Link to application details and documents

Tuesday 27 August 2019

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Map of new proposed access route to UKOG’s oil and gas site. Source: planning application

Consultation deadline. End of consultation by Surrey County Council for second UKOG planning application for an access for its proposed oil and gas exploration site. Details

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Craftivism at West Newton. 12 noon-5pm, West Newton oil and gas exploration site,  Fosham Road, West Newton. Details

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

Friday 30 August 2019

No Faith in Fracking silent vigil. 1pm-2pm, outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire PR4 3PF.

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Call for protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site

Saturday 31 August 2019

Proposed protest over fracking-induced earth tremors. 2pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, Little Plumpton, Lancashire PR4 3PF.

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Sunday 1 September 2019

Meeting for shareholders seeking to take action against Angus Energy and others.  10am-3.30pm, Bramblebrook Community Centre, Stockbrook Street, Derby DE22 3WE. Details

Monday 2 September 2019

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Former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, speaking before the start of the inquiry into Ineos plans at Marsh Lane, 19 June 2018. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Green Monday outside Manchester Civil Justice Centre. Main speakers are Natalie Bennett, former leader of the Green Party, and Romayne Phoenix, Green Party national trade union liaison officer. 11am, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester M60 9DJ

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Moss Alliance public meeting about Aurora Energy Resources fracking plans for Altcar Moss. 7pm, Formby Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby L37 3NG

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 50 Norfolk Street, Sheffield. S1 2JB. Details

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Chesterfield Climate Alliance meeting. 7.30pm, upstairs at the Ale House, West Bars, Chestefield S40 1AG.

Thursday 5 September 2019

Moss Alliance public meeting about Aurora Energy Resources fracking plans for Altcar Moss. 7pm, Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, Lydiate L31 2LA

Friday 6 September 2019

Moss Alliance public meeting about Aurora Energy Resources fracking plans for Altcar Moss. 7pm, Haskayne Village Hall, 109 School Lane, Downholland L39 7JE

Monday 9 September 2019

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

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Scheduled decision on Third Energy applications. North Yorkshire County Council’s planning committee is due to consider Third Energy’s applications to extend the duration of conventional gas sites in Ryedale. 10am, The Grand Meeting Room, County Hall, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8QZ – TO BE CONFIRMED. Details 

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm-9pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB Details

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning committee. The committee is due to discuss the application for more drilling and long-term production at the Horse Hill oil site. Background

Thursday 12 September 2019

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

Friday 13 September 2019

Trial. Pelle Kirkeby, known as Peanut, is due to stand trial on charges of obstructing the highway and obstructing a police officer during a protest outside Rathlin Energy’s West Newton oil and gas site in East Yorkshire. 10am Hull Magistrates Court, Market Place, Hull HU1 2AD. Details

Saturday 14 September 2019

Protest against Team Ineos at stage 8 of the Tour of Britain event. Hosted by Frack Free Greater Manchester, national and international campaigners. 10am-4pm, from race start at Altrincham to finish in central Manchester. Details

Mass leaflet delivery by Frack Free Misson. More details on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday 15 September 2019

Mass leaflet delivery by Frack Free Misson. More details on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday 16 September 2019

Green Monday at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Fiona Prior, of North Cumbria Extinction Rebellion. Events from 10am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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Climate change – the facts you thought you knew. Public meeting with presentation by David Kesteven. Organised by Bolsover Against Fracking. 7.30pm-9pm, Bolsover Town Social Club, Moor Lane, Bolsover S44 6DY. Details

Friday 20 September 2019

Worldwide climate strike. A week of events across the world.

Sheffield climate strike. 11am-7pm, Assembling at Devonshire Green, Sheffield S3 7SF. Details

Monday 23 September 2019

Non-violent direct action training. 6.30pm-9.30pm, The Green House, 17 Silver Street, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0DH. Hosted by Extinction Rebellion South Somerset. Details

Wednesday 25 September 2019

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

Dr Ian Fairlie on the dangerous of radon with fracking. Public meeting. 7.15pm-9.30pm, Bawtry Phoenix Theatre, Station Rd, Bawtry DN10 6PT. Details

Friday 27 September 2019

Consultation deadline. Closing date for comments on National Police Chiefs’ council protest advice and proposed amendments to authorised professional practice. Details

Monday 30 September 2019

Green Monday at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Doug Maw, of Brighton Greens. Events from 10am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 50 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB Details

Thursday 10 October 2019

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

Monday 14 October 2019

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

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Energy UK annual conference. QEII Conference Centre, London. Details

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning committee. The committee is due to discuss the UKOG application for oil and gas drilling near Dunsfold. To be confirmed. Background

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

Tuesday 5 October 2019

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting. 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 50 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Thursday 7 November 2019

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

Fracking and Nottingham Wildlife Trust. The Trust’s Janice Bradley will talk about fracking and the potential impact on wildlife. 7.30pm, West Bridgford Methodist Church, Musters Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7PQ. Details

Monday 11 November 2019

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

Thursday 14 November 2019

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

Monday 9 December 2019

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

Thursday 12 December 2019

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

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.

1 reply »

  1. Extinction Rebellion: What areas of conversation will they have with the protectors of lancashire?
    They’d be best to have a brew with Cuadrilla and hear the science behind the industry. Theres a reason why we are prospecting gas, because we consume gas UK wide and its the lowest GHG available which provides all our needs progressing to a transition in energy!

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