Thursday 1 December 2016Drill diary Dec

A Voice for Leith Hill stall at Dorking Gala Night, 6.30pm-9.30pm, High Street, Dorking Surrey. Details

Keep Wiltshire Frack Free monthly meeting, 7.30pm, contact for venue and details.

Are we going to be fracked? presentation, organised by the Eckington Tenants and Residents Focus Group, 8pm, Eckington Miners Welfare Social Club, Pitt Hill, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington S21 4FA. Details

Saturday 3 December 2016


Deadline for work to begin on exploratory well and underground drilling corridor at California Quarry, Swanage, Dorset, under a condition of planning permission on application PL\1546\13. A protection camp at the site is expected to leave on the expiry of the permission.

North Yorkshire legal observer training with Netpol and Green and Black Cross, 10am-4pm, The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Cresent, York, YO24 1AW. Details

Leith Hill Celebration Walk – Save Leith Hill, organised by Surrey Hills Slings, 11am-2pm, Leith Hill, near Dorking, RH5 6. Details 

Power Up! Empower yourself with skills to win campaigns through planning. Free planning training from Friends of the Earth planning specialist, Naomi Luhde-Thompson, 11.30am-5.30pm, The Bowling Green Inn, 164 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8AA. Details and to book

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

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Meeting of Surrey County Council planning and regulatory committee to discuss details of a light management plan submitted by Europa Oil & Gas for its Bury Hill Wood (Holmwood) oil exploration site. (The agenda does not include the company’s application for extra security fencing at the site or the traffic management plan). 10.30am, Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. Details

Thursday 8 December 2016

Screening of Voices from the Gasfields and Q+A, hosted by Frack Free Formby. 6.30pm-10pm, Warren Farm Equestrian Centre, Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AN. Details

Real Media tour: Media training workshop, 7pm-9pm, GAP Arts Centre, The Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore St, Birmingham B5 6ND. Booking required. Details and to book

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation by Frack Free South Yorkshire, 7.30pm, Dronfield Civic Hall, Dronfield Civic Centre, Dronfield S18 1PD. Details

Friday 9 December 2016

Anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Rothery, due to appear before Preston Combined Court over a two-week prison sentence for contempt of court resulting from a dispute over legal fees with Cuadrilla. 11am, Preston Combined Court, Openshaw Place, Ring Way, Preston PR1 2LL. Details and Background

I Am Tina Too. Solidarity gathering in support of Tina Rothery, 11am-2pm, Preston Combined Courts, Openshaw Place, Ring Way, Preston PR1 2LL (see above). Details

In style at Styal. If Tina Rothery is sent to Styal Prison (see above), anti-fracking vigil outside the gates. 4pm 9 December – 4pm 16 Dercember, HM Prison Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4H. Details

Saturday 10 December 2016

Media Democracy Festival hosted by Media Reform Coalition, with speakers including John Pilger, Nick Davies, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Peter Jukes, Professor Natalie Fention and Brian Cathcart. 10am-7pm, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, 25-27 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL. Details and to register

All we want for Christmas is Climate Action, Assembly by Divest Hackney, Campaign Against Climate Change, Frack Off London and Sustainable Hackney, outside Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8  1EA. Details

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee, at which conditions on Third Energy’s permission to frack at Kirby Misperton may be discussed,10am, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD. Details

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Meeting of North Lincolnshire Council planning committee at which Egdon’s planning application for 15 years of oil and gas production may be decided. Not confirmed. Details

All Party Parliamentary Group on Shale Gas Regulation and Planning: session on waste. 4pm, Committee Room 8, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA. Details

Day 1 of Prospex 2016, described as the UK’s leading networking event for exploration and development. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London, N1 OQH. Details  

Thursday 15 December 2016

Day 2 of Prospex 2016, described as the UK’s leading networking event for exploration and development. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London, N1 OQH. Details  

Friday 16 December 2016

Deadline for written submissions to The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in its inquiry into the implications of UK departure from the EU on the energy sector and UK national climate change commitments. Details

Meeting of West Sussex County Council to consider the draft joint minerals plan. 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ. Details

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Provisional date for Nottinghamshire County Council planning committee to decide IGas application for shale gas drilling at Tinker Lane. To be confirmed. 10.30am, County Hall, Loughborough Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP.

Wednesday 21 December 2016

Deadline for comments in a consultation on the North Yorkshire Joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

Thursday 22 December 2016

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions, energy trends and energy prices

Friday 30 December 2016

IGas has predicted it will not comply with its leverage covenants at 31 December 2016.