Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 13 October 2018. Photo: Ros Wills
In this week’s listings:
- Cuadrilla due to start fracking at Preston New Road.
- Three campaigners jailed for fracking protest appeal against sentence.
- Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre to visit fracking opponents in Lancashire.
- National climate crisis rally at Cuadrila’s shale gas site.
Monday 15 October 2018
UK’s first high volume hydraulic fracture since 2011 scheduled by Cuadrilla at Preston New Road. Postponed because of winds from 13 October 2018. Planning permission allows fracking to take place from 8am-6pm. Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool FY4 5RN
Is Fracking Safe? Meeting at 7.30pm, Harworth Comrades of the Great War and Social Club Limited, 43 Scrooby Road, Harworth DN11 8JW. Details
Film premier of Fracking for the Truth! 7.30pm, Bolsover Assembly Hall Community Centre, Hill Top, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6NG. Details
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Conscientious protectors – skilling up for the court room. 10am-3pm, Mission LifeForce, Willow Court, Beeches Green, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4BJ. Details
Dame Vivienne Westwood and son, Joe Corre, due to meet anti-fracking campaigners. Dame Vivienne is expected to break dance to Abba’s Dancing Queen along the line marking the injunction area outside the Preston New Road site. Noon, outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton near Blackpool, FY4 5RN.
Dame Vivienne Westwood and son Joe Corre outside Downing Street during a protest against Ineos on 5 June 2018. Photo: Talk Fracking
Fund-raising dinner and letter writing evening in support of four men who took part in an anti-fracking lorry-surfing protest in Lancashire in July 2017. 6.30pm, BASE social centre, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol BS5 6JZ. Details
Climate change, divestment and the fight against fracking. 7pm-9pm, Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Details
Frack Free Tinker Lane meeting. 7.30pm, Red Hart Hotel, Bawtry Road, Blyth S81 8HG. Details
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Gathering outside the Royal Courts of Justice. In support of appeal against sentence by anti-fracking protesters Simon Roscoe Blevins, Richard Roberts and Rich Loizou, jailed last month for public nuisance. 8am-9.30am, Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL. Details
Rich Loizou, Richard Roberts and Simon Roscoe Blevins (front left to right) with supporters outside Preston Law Courts before the sentencing hearing. Photo: DrillOrDrop, 25 September 2018
Appeal against sentence by anti-fracking protesters Simon Roscoe Blevins, Richard Roberts and Rich Loizou, jailed last month for public nuisance. Time to be confirmed. Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL.
Meeting of Frack Free Allerton Bywater and surrounding areas. 7pm, Edward Vii Working Mens Club & Institute, 65 Leeds Road, Leeds WF10 2HE. Details
Is fracking safe? Public meeting. 7.30pm, The Oaklands Centre, Oakland Lane, Warsop NG20 0JE. Details
Thursday 18 October 2018
Motion on minerals plan due to be discussed at full meeting of Lancashire County Council. The motion, by Cllr Gina Dowding, proposes the inclusion in the plan of criteria on the production of hydrocarbons.These should take account of the need to reduce carbon emissions. 130pm, Council Chamber, County Hall, Fishergate, Preston PR1 8XJ. Details
Frack Free Misson weekly meeting. 7.30pm, The Angel Inn, Dame Lane, Misson, Nottinghamshire DN10 6EB. Details
Friday 19 October 2018
West Sussex County Council meeting, due to discuss a motion on the government’s proposed changes to shale gas planning rules. 10.30am, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RG. Details
Evening of films, speeches and debate about fracking. 7pm, Strensall and Towthorpe Village Hall, Northfields, Strensall, York YO32 5XW.
Saturday 20 October 2018
Photo: Roseacre Awareness Group
National Climate Crisis Rally – Stop Fracking Now. 12noon-2pm, Maple Farm Community Hub, Preston New Road, near Blackpool FY4 5RN. Details
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