Drilling diary – May 2017

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by Ruth Hayhurst 

Monday 1 May 2017
Frack Free Ryedale pop up shop and tea party, 10.30am-4pm, Oldfield Cottage, Brookside, Hovingham YO62 4IG.

Frack Free Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw Against Fracking stall at the annual Retford Charter Day. Retford town centre, Nottinghamshire, DN22.

Sheffield Against Fracking and Mosborough Against Fracking stall at Chesterfield May Day 40th Parade.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD.

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Deadline under planning conditions for the start of work at Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe, West Sussex.

UK Environmental Law Association East Midlands, topical update on shale gas, including presentations from INEOS Shale on its plans for the UK and the region.

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm-9.30pm, Crofton Avenue, Yeovil BA21 4DL. Contact for more details

Sheffield Against Fracking AGM, 7pm-9.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Thursday 4 May 2017
Local government elections

Publication of Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Attitudes Tracking Survey, Wave 21, 9.30am, gov.uk website. Details

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Frack Free North Somerset Open Meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, The Bristol Hotel, 29 Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3BZ. Details

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD. Details

Friday 5 May 2017
Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD.

Saturday 6 May 2017
Stick a leaf or flower message on the Frack Free tree, in collaboration with Dronfield Against Fracking, Mosborough Against Fracking and Frack Free South Yorkshire, 10.30am-1pm, Clock Corner, Doncaster.

Anti-fracking worship for witness, 2pm, summit of Pendle Hill, Lancashire.

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.45pm, Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD.

Sunday 7 May 2017
Start of week-long Campaign Bootcamp, Bore Place, Kent.

Monday 8 May 2017
Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Tuesday 9 May 2017
Tales from the Frontline, myths, folktales, testimonies of communities facing oil and gas corporations across the world, from Canada, Australia and Yorkshire, with Alice Courvoisier, J Y Saville, Cath Heinemeyer, the Barberallas & friends. 7pm-9pm, St Olaves Church Hall, Marygate Lane, York YO30 7DS.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Wednesday 10 May 2017
Scheduled date for a settlement conference in the Dimock water contamination lawsuit.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Public meeting organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley, Mexborough. Details to be confirmed.

Surrey Divestment Evening, 7.30pm, Burgundy & Black coffee bar, St Mary’s Walk, Dorking

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Thursday 11 May 2017
Expected planning committee of South Downs National Park at which UKOG’s Markwells Wood application for oil production is likely to be considered. 10am, South Downs Centre Hall, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DH.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Frack Free Harrogate District Monthly Meeting, 7pm-9pm, Friends Meeting House, Queen Parade, Harrogate HG1 5PP.

Friday 12 May 2017
Screening of The Bentley Effect followed by Q&A, 6.30pm-9pm, Pulborough village hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2BF.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Saturday 13 May 2017
Wake up beside the seaside. Music, speakers, information, open mic slots about the risks of fracking. 1pm-5pm, opposite the Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Promenade, FY4 1BB.

Weekly gathering in Billingshurst, 2pm-4pm, next to Blacksmith’s Arms, corner of Adversane Lane and A29, West Sussex RH14 9JH. Contact keepbillingshurstfrackfree@mail

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 2.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Performance of Fracked! Or Please don’t use the F-word, 7.30pm, Richmond Theatre, The Green, London TW9 1QJ.

Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Hebden Bridge. Continues on Sunday 14 May

Sunday 14 May 2017
Anti-fracking direct action training, organised by Reclaim the Power and delivered by Seeds for Chagne and Green and Black Cross, Hebden Bridge. Continues on Sunday 14 May

Screening of The Bentley Effect followed by Q&A, 7pm-10pm, One Church Brighton, Florence Road & Gloucedster Place, Brighton BN1 4AA.

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