What’s happening this week? 13-19 February 2017

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by Drill or Drop

In this week’s listings:
Launch of Frack Free United lobby group against the fracking industry
Two exhibitions about industrial sand extraction in Cheshire
European Parliament vote
Continuing protests at Preston New Road, Lancashire
Plus deadlines, meetings, presentations and film screening

Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included. And click here for our event listing for the rest of February and beyond here.
Monday 13 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Launch of Frack Free United, an alliance of campaigners and communities opposed to fracking in advance of local elections in May. Founder Steve Mason said:

“With 14 counties under threat from fracking going to the polls in May, it is becoming clear that to stop the industry we have to change the minds of those in power or change the people in power making the decisions.

“I don’t want my kids fighting the same battle when they grow up. I see it as my duty to leave a positive future for them and industrialising our countryside is a long way from being positive.”

Event launch: 11am, outside the Worsley Arms, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LA. www.frackfreeunited.org or www.facebook.com/FrackFreeUnited

Decision expected this week on whether INEOS Shale must produce an environmental impact assessment for its application for a vertical well at Marsh Lane, north Derbyshire

Frack Free Scalby, Burniston & Cloughton Group, 7pm, Cloughton Hall, Mill Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Yo13 0AB. Details

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Exhibition by minerals supplier, Sibelco, about its plans to extract industrial sand at Rudheath Lodge, Cranage and Allostock. The company denied to DrillOrDrop that it the sand would be used for fracking but opponents of the process are unconvinced. 4pm-8pm, Allostock Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9LN Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire, Rossington Parish Council, Rossington Parish Hall, McConnell Crescent, Rossington, Doncaster DN11 0PL. To be confirmed. Details

Frack Free Notts February 2017 action planning meeting, 7pm-9pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

Free film screening of Demain, documentary about the ways activists, organisers and citizens try to make the world more sustainable. 7pm-9pm, The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 6, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD. Details

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Scheduled trial date for the remaining person arrested at the eviction of Upton Community Protection Camp, 10am, Wirral Magistrates Court, Chester Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 5HW. Details

Vote in the European Parliament on CETA, the international trade agreement between the EU and Canada which includes an Investor Court System allowing companies to sue governments in courts if they introduce laws that reduce the value of investments. Some opponents fear companies could sue governments over fracking regulations.

Frack Free Bridlington and villages group meeting, 7.00pm, The Windsor, 14-24 Windsor Cres, Bridlington YO15 3HY

Civic Society Talk: Both sides of the fracking debate with Dr Eric Wade, honorary research fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, 7.30pm, Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace, Morpeth NE61 1HU. Details

Frack Free North Somerset Open Meeting, 7.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3BZ. Details

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, The Queens pub, Mosbrough, Sheffield S20 5AF. Details

Thursday 16 February 2017

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

No Fracking in Barnsley meeting, 7pm, White Bear, Church Street, Barnsley town centre (opposite the town hall), S70 2AH. Details

Frack Free Scarborough twice-monthly meeting, 7pm, Scarborough Railwayman’s Social Club, Central Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1TN. Details

 

Continuing rolling roadside protest against Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road, 9am-3pm, Preston New Road, Westby PR4 Details

Exhibition by minerals supplier, Sibelco, about its plans to extract industrial sand at Rudheath Lodge, Cranage and Allostock. The company denied to DrillOrDrop that it the sand would be used for fracking but opponents of the process are unconvinced. 4pm-8pm, Cranage Village Hall, west side of Knutsford Road, A50, two miles north of Holmes Chapel, CW4 8EQ Details

Gathering at Sibelco exhibition in Cranage (see above), 4pm-8pm, Knutsford Road (A50), Holmes Chapel CW4 8EQ. Details

Closing date for public consultation on the proposed Prohibition of Fracking etc (Scotland) Bill, proposed by MSP Claudia Beamish to banning fracking in Scotland. Details

Saturday 18 February 2017

We love the Major Oak, fracking information event, 12 noon-2pm, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Swinecote road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN. Details

Public anti-fracking presentation, 1.30pm, Beighton Lifestyle Centre, High Street, Beighton Sheffield S20 1HE. Details

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