What’s happening this week? 20-26 March 2017

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Nottinghamshire County Council considers IGas shale gas plans for Tinker Lane
Europa’s plans for oil exploration near Leith Hill on the agenda at Surrey County Council
Leeds debate on fracking
Plus deadlines, court appearances, presentations, film screenings, workshops, protests

Monday 20 March 2017
Pre-trial hearing for people arrested in January at protests against operations by Angus Energy at Brockham, near Dorking in Surrey, 10am, Redhill Magistrates Court, Hatchlands Road, Redhill RH1 6DH.

Deadline for comments on application for an environmental permit for exploratory oil well at Wood Barn Farm, Adversane Lane, Broadford Bridge, nr Billingshurst, West Sussex.

Tuesday 21 March 2017
Meeting of Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning and licensing committee to consider IGas’s Tinker Lane application for exploratory shale gas drilling. 10.30am, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP.

Public debate on fracking, hosted by Leeds Green Party. 7pm-9pm, Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds, LS6 3HN. Details and to register

Taking back control. Meeting on holding councils to account, hosted by Stroud District Green Party. 7.30pm-9pm, The Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AP.

What you can do about fracking. Presentation by Phil Daly of Sheffield Against Fracking, 8pm-10.30pm, Queens, 135 High Street, Mosborough S20 5AF.

Wednesday 22 March 2017
On yer bike Cuadrilla. Protest event at Preston New Road fracking site to reclaim the cycle lane, 8am-6pm, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH.

Scheduled meeting of Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee at which Europa’s additional planning application for Bury Hill Wood is to be discussed. 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN.

Presentation by Peter Allison of the Joint Executive Board of Yorkshire Local Council Association. 7pm, Firbeck Village Hall, New Road, Firbeck S81 8JY.

Frack Free Chorley & South Ribble monthly meeting, 7:30pm, Trader Jacks, Hollinshead Street, Chorley PR7 1EP.

Thursday 23 March 2017
Mosborough fracking meeting, chaired by Clive Betts MP, with INEOS, Sheffield City Council, the Environment Agency and Mosborough Against Fracking.7.30pm, Mosborough Primary School, New School Road, Mosborough S20 5ES.

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, the Beehive Pub, 16 Union Street, Harthill, S26 7YH.

Friday 24 March 2017
Clowne anti-fracking presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7.30pm, Clowne Community Centre, Recreation Close, Clowne, S43 4PL.

Film screening of Gasland, 7.30pm, Hilton Parish Church, Tomatin Road, Inverness IV2 4UA. Details

Saturday 25 March 2017
Know your rights workshop hosted by Manchester Green and Black Cross, 1pm-4pm, Maple Farm, Moss House Lane, near Preston PR$ 3PE.

Public Fossil Free Training Tour creative action and media training workshop, organised by 350.org and People & Planet, 11am-4pm, Newcastle University Students’ Unio0n, King’s Road, Newcastle Upon Tynde, NE1 8QC.

Sunday 26 March 2017
Public Fossil Free Training Tour creative action and media training workshop, organised by 350.org and People & Planet, 11am-4pm, Liverpool Social Centre, 94 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY.

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