Diary

September 2019 diary

Altcar Moss The MOss Alliance

Great Altcar, the site that Aurora wants to drill and frack. Photo: The Moss Alliance

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

  • West Lancs Borough Council to vote on Aurora fracking plans
  • Moss Alliance public meetings on Aurora fracking plans
  • Surrey County Council to decide on UKOG expansion at Horse Hill
  • Sentencing of three people found guilty of contempt of court over Cuadrilla protest injunction

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


Monday 2 September 2019

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Sentencing of three people found guilty of contempt of court for breaching Cuadrilla injunction. Manchester Civil Justice Centre, 1 Bridge Street West, Manchester M60 9DJ. Time to be confirmed.

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

Screening of The Bentley Effect by Transition Chichester. 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1NX.

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

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

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

Thursday 5 September 2019

Planning committee of West Lancs Borough Council to consider Aurora Energy Resources fracking application. 7pm, Council Chamber, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DF. Details

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 POSTPONED

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 East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Environment and Regeneration sub-committee. Due to discuss energy, including fracking. 10am, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA. Details

No more oil wells at Horse Hill. Gathering outside Surrey County Council’s county hall before scheduled meeting expected to discuss UKOG’s drilling plans. 9am-10.30am, Surrey County Council, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

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. 10.30, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN Background and meeting details

Meeting of Lancashire County Council development control committee. The committee is due to discuss a site visit to Aurora Energy Resources’ proposed site for drilling and fracking at Great Altcar. 10.30AM, Cabinet Room ‘B’ – The Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Preston. Details

Decommissioning of shale gas operations. Westminster Hall Debate secured by North East Derbyshire Conservative MP, Lee Rowley. 4.30pm, Westminster Hall, Westminster SW1. Details  POSTPONED AFTER PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT

Thursday 12 September 2019

Meeting of East Riding of Yorkshire Planning Committee. Due to discuss application by Rathlin Energy for storage of crude oil at the West Newton-A well site, Fosham Road. Recommended by officers for approval, despite objections from two parish councils. After 3pm, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA Details

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.

London climate strike. 11am-4.30m, Millbank, London. Details

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

Sunday 22 September 2019

Ending fracking and the climate emergency. Fringe event at the Labour Party conference. Speakers include Barry Gardiner MP, Andy Gheorghiu, Katie de Kauwe, Daniel Carey and Steve Mason. 5pm-6.15pm, The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AD. 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

Seismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing operations at Preston New Road, Lancashire, 2018. Lecture by Dr Brian Baptie, head of seismology at the British Geological Survey, for the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics. 6pm, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. Details

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

Public meeting about oil drilling at Horse Hill. 8pm, Catholic Church, Hall, Vicarage Lane, Horley, RH6 8AR.

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

Sunday 29 September 2019

Is fracking an electoral earthquake for the Conservative Party? Fringe meeting at the Conservative Party conference. Speakers include Lee Rowley MP, Craig Bennett, Crispin Truman, Dr Simon Sweeney, Cllr Keane Duncan. 4pm, Central 6, Manchester Central Convention Centre.

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.

Angus Energy shareholder meeting. 5.30pm, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB.  Details

Coming up

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

Friday 18 October 2019

Fossil Free Gathering 2019. 6pm Dearne Valley Kingswood, Connisbrough Mexborough DN12 4EA. Details

Saturday 19 October 2019

Fossil Free Gathering 2019. Dearne Valley Kingswood, Connisbrough Mexborough DN12 4EA. Details

Sunday 20 October 2019

Fossil Free Gathering 2019. To 3.30pm, Dearne Valley Kingswood, Connisbrough Mexborough DN12 4EA. Details

Monday 21 October 2019

Green Monday at Preston New Road. Main speaker, at about 12.30pm, outside the Preston New Road site, is Martin Porter, co-ordinator of Manchester Greenpeace Network. Events from 10am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.

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

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Scheduled date of North Yorkshire County Council planning committee. Possible decision on Third Energy applications to extend the use of Ryedale wellsites and pipeline network. TO BE CONFIRMED

Thursday 14 November 2019

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

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Meeting of Lancashire County Council development control committee. Possible date for decision on Aurora Energy Resources’ application to drill and frack at Great Altcar. To be confirmed.

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.

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