Events diary – November 2018 and beyond – DRILL OR DROP?

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40+ events about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning, including:

  • Legal challenge against ministerial statements on planning rules for shale gas;
  • Regional meeting for anti-fracking groups in South Yorkshire and E Midlands;
  • Surrey countryside symposium
  • Reclaim the Power national gathering;
  • Public attitudes to energy survey;
  • Plus training, film screenings, gatherings, rallies.

Please let us know here if you’d like us to add your events or if any details are wrong. This post will be updated throughout the month with new information and includes events that we know about in the rest of 2018.


Thursday 1 November 2018

Eckington Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, Eckington Miners Welfare Club, Pipeyard Lane S21 4FA. Details

Friday 2 November 2018

Molly Scott Cato (left) at Preston New Road fracking site. Event hosted by the Green Party. 11.30am-3.30pm, Maple Farm Community Hub, Preston New Road, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Aurora Energy Resources’ public information event on plans for exploratory well site at Altcar Moss, West Lancashire. 4pm-7.30pm, Haskayne Village Hall, 109 School Lane, Downholland, West Lancashire L39 7JE.

The Moss Alliance peaceful protest outside Aurora Energy Resources’ public information event. 4pm-7.30pm, Haskayne Village Hall, 109 School Lane, Downholland, West Lancashire L39 7JE.

Saturday 3 November 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Our Forth 2018 Annual General Meeting. 3.30pm-5pm, Portobello Library, 14 Rosefield Avenue, Edinburgh EH15 1AU. Details

Sunday 4 November 2018

Listen: Speak: Plan. An evening with Rich Loizou of the Frack Free 4. 7pm-10pm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnes TQ9 5DD. Details

Monday 5 November 2018

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

Paul AndrewsApplication for permission for judicial review by Paul Andrews (left) of Written Ministerial Statement on changes to shale gas planning rules. Court 2, 1.30pm, Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London WC2A 2LL. Details

Deadline for statement of common ground in public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP /A0665/W/18/3207952. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Legal observer training workshop. 9.30am-2.30pm, Open Source Arts, Unit 1A, Aire Place Mills, 143 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS3 1JL. Details

Frack Free Yeovil General Meeting. 7pm, Prince of Wales Pub, Ham Hill TA14 6RW. Details

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

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Thursday 8 November 2018

Publication of Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker. Findings from Wave 27 survey published at 9.30am. Link

Let Communities Decide video call: What next for the campaign. 7pm-8pm. Details

Frack Free Misson weekly meeting. 7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB. Details

Injunctions and contempt of court in protest cases. Seminar by Netpol Lawyers Group with Owen Greenhall, Tom Wainwright and Tim Baldwin. 6pm-8pm, Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn fields, London WC2A 3LJ. Details

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Opponents of UKOG injunction at the High Court in London, 19 March 2018. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Friday 9 November 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 10 November 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.Details

Reclaim the Power National Gathering. 10.30am, Sheffield, venue to be confirmed. Details

Woodsetts Against Fracking sponsored walk. 10.30am, Rufford Abbey, Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. Details

Sunday 11 November 2018

Reclaim the Power National Gathering. 10.30am, Sheffield, venue to be confirmed. Details

Monday 12 November 2018

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Includes visit by former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, at about 12.30pm.Details

Ukela London meeting on fracking. 6pm-7.30pm, Herbert Smith Freehills. Details to be confirmed. Link

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, The Queen, High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. To be confirmed. Details

Thursday 15 November 2018

Community drop-on event by British Geological Survey for Vale of Pickering baseline monitoring. 3pm-8pm, Kirby Misperton Village Hall,  High Row, Kirby Misperton YO17 6XN. Details

Friday 16 November 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 17 November 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.Details

Rescheduled regional strategy meeting for South Yorkshire/East Midlands groups. 10am, The Wesley Centre, 14 Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

Sunday 18 November 2018

Screening of Power Trip, a film about reactions to the UK fracking industry. 7.30pm, Transition Totnes Film Festival, Totnes Civic Hall,  High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SF. Details

Monday 19 November 2018

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

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Screening of Power Trip, a film about reactions to the UK fracking industry. 7pm, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JS. Details

Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Women’s Call protest, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, 9 August 2017. Photo: Ros Wills

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Screening of Merchants of Doubt, a film by Robert Kenner about selling the oil and the gas industry. 7pm, Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QN. Details

Talk on radioactive waste by Dr Ian Fairlie. 7.30pm, Barlborough Miners Welfare, 1 California Lane, Barlborough S43 4EZ.

Thursday 22 November 2018

Solo Oil plc meeting for investors. 6pm, private room downstairs at Williamson’s Tavern, 1 Groveland Court, London EC4M 9EH. Details

Friday 23 November 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 24 November 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.Details

Monday 26 November 2018

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

Film screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK7.30pm, The Cawthorne Theatre, Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge, Ken TN9 1JP.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Surrey Hill symposium. Is the countryside under threat. Debate chaired by broadcaster Tom Heap. 6pm-9ppm, University of Surrey, Rik Medlik building GU2 7XH. Details

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

Friday 30 November 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

No faith in fracking. Includes Quaker meeting to witness. 1pm-2pm, outside Preston New  Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool,  Details

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Saturday 1 December 2018

Solidarity Saturday at Preston New Road. 10am-2pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE.Details

Monday 3 December 2018

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

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Friday 7 December 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Monday 10 December 2018

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

Deadline for submission of proofs of evidence in public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Possible start day of 3-day hearing at the High Court in London on injunctions sought by IGas and Angus Energy. The injunctions cover protests at sites in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Cheshire. Time, venue and precise dates to be confirmed

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Possible start day of 3-day hearing at the High Court in London on injunctions sought by IGas and Angus Energy. The injunctions cover protests at sites in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Cheshire. Time, venue and precise dates to be confirmed

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Part of 3-day hearing at the High Court in London on injunctions sought by IGas and Angus Energy. The injunctions cover protests at sites in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Cheshire. Time, venue and precise dates to be confirmed.

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, The Queen, High Street, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5AF. To be confirmed. Details

Thursday 13 December 2018

Part of 3-day hearing at the High Court in London on injunctions sought by IGas and Angus Energy. The injunctions cover protests at sites in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Cheshire. Time, venue and precise dates to be confirmed

Friday 14 December 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Monday 17 December 2018

Green Mondays at Preston New Road. 10am-1pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Includes visit from author and activist, Sue Hampton. Details

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Friday 21 December 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Deadline for witness names and timings in public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Monday 24 December 2018

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

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Women’s Call. Women’s gathering outside the gates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site. 9.30am-12.30pm, starting from Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Friday 28 December 2018

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

No faith in fracking. Includes Quaker meeting to witness. 1pm-2pm, outside Preston New  Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool,  Details

Monday 31 December 2018

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

Friday 4 January 2019

Black Friday at Preston New Road. 10am-4pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 3PE. Details

Saturday 5 January 2019

4th regional anti-fracking strategy meeting for South Yorkshire/East Midlands anti-fracking groups. 10am-1pm, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Details

Monday 7 January 2019

Closing date for comments in government consultation on consulting the public over shale gas schemes. Details

Saturday 12 January 2019

Rotherham Rising event. Frack Free South Yorkshire speaking. Time to be confirmed. Rotherham Trades Club, Greasbrough Road, Rotherham S60 1RB. Details

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Scheduled opening of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Thursday 17 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Friday 18 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Hearing day of public inquiry into refusal of planning permission to IGas for testing at Ellesmere Port well. Ref: APP/A0665/W/18/3207952. Times and venue to be confirmed. Planning Inspectorate page for the inquiry

Wednesday 30 January 2019

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

Wednesday 27 February 2019

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

Tuesday 5 March 2019

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

Wednesday 6 March 2019

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

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