What’s happening this week? 27 February-5 March 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON FEBRUARY 26, 2017

In this week’s listings

Lancashire County Council considers planning applications for changed conditions on restoration at Cuadrilla’s site at Becconsall
Five Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour events
Court hearings for people arrested at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site
Two British Geological Survey drop-in events
Plus meetings, workshops, a film screening and fundraisers

Monday 27 February 2017

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

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, County Durham DL1 1SG.

Gift of the Gab How to be amazing at talking about fracking training session. 7pm-9pm, Lincolnshire Poacher, 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR. Details

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

Tuesday 28 February 2017

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

Meet the British Geological Society drop-in event on environmental baseline monitoring in the Fylde. 3pm-8pm, Boys Brigade, Carr Lane, Treales, Kirkham PR4 3SS.

Keep East Lancashire Frack Free meeting, 7pm, The Old Library, Colne Road, Burnley BB10 1LL

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, Sunshine House Community Hub, Wellington Street, Wigan WN1 3 SA.

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee meeting. The agenda includes applications LCC/2014/0047NM1 and LCC/2017/0016 by Cuadrilla to change the condition on noise and rig height at its Becconsall Exploration Site, off Bonny Barn Road, Hundred End Banks. 10am, Cabinet Room B, the Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ.

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Scheduled date for a court hearing for Louise Hammond on a charge of obstructing the highway at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. 10am, Blackpool Magistrates Court, Civic Centre, Chapel Street, Blackpool, FY1 5DQ

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Pavilion Cafe, Ashton Gardens, St Georges Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 2AE.

Haxby & Wigginton Against Fracking meeting, 7:30-9:30pm, Haxby Sports Bar, North Lane, Haxby YO32 3JP

Frack Free North Somerset open meeting, 7.30pm-10.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3BZ.

Thursday 2 March 2017

British Geological Survey drop-in event about its Vale of Pickering environmental baseline monitoring, 2pm-8pm, Kirby Misperton Village Hall, High Row, Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire YO17 6XN

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, The Venue, Gadbrook Road, Rudheath, Northwich CW9 7JL.

Eckington Against Fracking public meeting, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA

Friday 3 March 2017

Flying high to finish fracking. Fundraising event for one of the legal challenges to permission for fracking at Preston New Road. 9.30am-11.30am, Suffolk.

Scheduled date for court hearing of Louise Hammond, Jared Dunne, Edward Thornton and Joseph Boyd on charges of failing to comply with a prohibited assembly police direction at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. 10am, Blackpool Magistrates Court, Civic Centre, Chapel Street, Blackpool, FY1 5DQ.

Reclaim the Power Keep it in the Ground mobiliser tour: strategies and tactics to oppose fracking, 7pm-9pm, Next to Nowhere Social Centre basement, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY.

Frack Free Somerset screening of The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, 7pm-10pm, Wildgoose Space, 228 Mina Road, St. Werburghs, BS2 9YP

 

Free Power Up event hosted by Friends Of the Earth on using the legal and planning systems to fight fracking, 10.30am-5pm, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3, Details and to book a place

Frack-Free Folk Jam, 7-11pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wimborne Road, Poole BH152EG

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