Drilling Diary – April 2017

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BY RUTH HAYHURST ON MARCH 31, 2017
60+ events in April 2017 about UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including a new tour for the play Fracked!, starring James Bolam and Anne Reid, plus opposition to Barclays’ support for shale gas, continuing Break the Chain actions, meetings, screenings, exhibitions and demonstrations.

Saturday 1 April 2017

Gathering organised by Sheffield Against Fracking, encouraging people to join anti-fracking groups. 11am-1.30pm, outside Sheffield Town Hall, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2HH.

Anti-fracking freshwater flashmob, 11.30am-1pm, Barclays, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BB.

April fools day Saturday event, 12 noon-3pm, Preston New Road shale gas site, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH.

Community meeting for local anti-fracking campaigners, 12 noon, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, corner field of junction of Kirby Misperton Road and Malton Road, opposite the Bean Sheaf garage, poscode YO17 6UE.

Greenpeace Festival of Music Lytham, 12 noon-midnight, Station Pub and Grill, Station Square, Lytham St Annes, Lancashhire FY8 5PA.

Stop Barclays funding fracking in Yorkshire – Friends of the Earth event in Leeds, 2pm-4pm, Barclays Bank, 69 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AA.

Its no joke

It’s no joke: Drill due any day now. Photo opportunity about UKOG’s Broadford Bridge well, organised by Frack Free Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, the Green, Billingshurst RH14 9JH. Details

Sunday 2 April 2017

Fossil Free training tour, public action and media training, organised by 350.org and People & Planet.12 noon-5pm, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TG. Details

Screening of H2Oil, 7pm, The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS.

Monday 3 April 2017

Frack Free Dearne Valley meeting, 5pm, United Reformed Church hall, High Street, West Melton, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, S63 6RG.

Mosborough Against Fracking leafleting. Also Tuesday 4 April and Wednesday 5 April. Details via Facebook group

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Fraclays event, organised by Frack Free Bristol, 12 noon-2pm, outside Barclays Bank, 53-55 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3BB.

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm, Cafe, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB.

Public meeting, Eckington Miners Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA.

Climate Change and Work: International Perspectives, 6.30pm-9pm, Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Details

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Meadow Road, Yeovil BA21 5PD, contact for more details

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Fraclays event in Clifton, organised by Frack Free Bristol, 12 noon-2pm, outside Barclays Bank, 86 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RB.

Swap work for work … again, anti-fracking protest, 9.30am-5.30pm, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, nr Blackpool, PR4 3PH.

Friends of the Earth anti-fracking regional quarterly meeting, 7pm-10pm, CPRE South Yorkshire offices, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF.

Haxby and Wigginton Against Fracking monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Haxby Sports Bar, North Lane, Haxby, York YO32 3JP.

Thursday 6 April 2017

Public drop-in exhibition, hosted by INEOS Shale, about plans for vertical coring well on land off Bramleymoor Lane Marsh Lane, 2pm-7.30pm, Marsh Lane Community Centre, Main Road, Marsh Lane, Sheffield, S Yorkshire S21 5RH.

Eckington Against Fracking meeting, 7pm, Eckington Miners’ Welfare, Pyewipe Lane, Eckington S21 4FA.

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Sheffield Against Fracking, 7.30pm-10pm, Mosborough Miners Club, Station Road, Mosborough S20 5AD.

Harthill Against Fracking meeting, The Beehive Pub, 16 Union Street, Harthill S26 7YH. Details

Saturday 8 April 2017

A voice for Leith Hill information stall, 9.30am-2pm, outside SpecSavers, High Street, Dorking. Details

Solidarity picnic – Break the Chain, Say No to Barclays. Love Equality event, 12.30pm-2.30pm, outside Barclays Bank, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BB. Details

Sunday 9 April 2017

Screening of There will be blood, 7pm, The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS. Details

Monday 10 April 2017

Final day of Reclaim the Power Break the Chain fortnight of direct action. Plans for the event say “groups across the country will use direct action to disrupt companies supplying services and materials to the fracking industry, aiming to pressure them into dropping contracts. Started Monday 27 March 2017. Details

Thorpe Salvin Parish Council meeting includes fracking on the agenda, 7pm, St Peter’s Church, Thorpe Salvin, Rotherham S80 3JP. Details

Tuesday 11 April 2017
Egdon Resources plc due to announce interim results for the six months ending 31 January 2017. Details

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Mosborough Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hotel, 135 High Street, Mosborough S20 5AF. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Thursday 13 April 2017

Closing date for comments on environmental permit application by Kimmeridge Oil & Gas Ltd (UKOG subsidiary) for Broadford Bridge site, Wood Barn Farm, Adversane Lane, Billingshurst RH14 9ED. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Details

Friday 14 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Saturday 15 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Sunday 16 April 2017

Love cycling, hate fracking, awareness raising at Tour de Retford, Market Square, Retford Nottinghamshire DN22 6DR.

love cycling

Meeting about oil drilling site at Brockham, 2pm-5pm, Village Hall, Brockham Green, Brockham BH3 7JJ. D

Monday 17 April 2017

Eckington Against Fracking Easter event, including Easter bonnet parade, raffle, tombola and stalls, 1pm, The Butchers, Marsh Lane, Eckington.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Frack Free Yeovil, 7pm-9.30pm, East Street, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9BE.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or

Thursday 20 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Friday 21 April 2017

Frack Free Lincs campaign meeting, 7pm, Tap and Spile Pub, 1 Hungate, Lincoln LN1 1ES

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Saturday 22 April 2017

March for science

Climate bloc: March for Science, 12 noon, 4pm, London. Details and tickets

 

 

 

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 8pm, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX

Monday 24 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Holy landlady and her reckless (fracking) tenant. Presentation by Chandra Vemury, who arbitrates on behalf of the planet and makes the case for a tenancy agreement between the planet (as landlady) and the human race (as tenants). Exploration for fracking will be challenged, the publicity says. 6pm-8pm, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley TS1 3BX.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Thursday 27 April 2017

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Frack Free Ashfield monthly meeting, 7.30pm-9pm, The Regent (Weatherspoons pub), Diamond Ave, Kingsway, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7BQ.

Marsh lane fundraiserFriday 28 April 2017

Anti-fracking fundraisers with Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay Live, 7pm-10pm, Marsh Lane Community Hall, Main Road, Marsh Lane, nr Sheffield S21 5RH.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Saturday 29 April 2017

Trump & May Climate Disaster: Rise up event, 11.30am-2pm, Old Palace Yard/Westminster Bridge, London SW1.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Malvern Theatre, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB.

Sunday 30 April 2017

Drilling on your doorstep, public meeting, hosted by Sue Jameson, with speakers Tom Broughton, Peter Edmunds, Nicola Peel, Professor David Smyth and Kia Turner, 7pm-9pm, Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough RH20 2BF.

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