protesters hold demonstration outside National Grid exhibition
Placard-wielding protesters confronted National Grid bosses when
they held an exhibition in Mark, near Burnham-On-Sea, at the weekend
to display controversial plans for a new power line through Somerset.
protesters from 'Pylon Moor Pressure', who are strongly opposed
to the scheme, held a demonstration outside Mark Village Hall,
as pictured here.
National Grid bosses held the first in a series of exhibitions
giving people more information about the proposed 37-mile line
linking Hinkley Point with a sub-station at Avonmouth.
energy giant is holding drop-in events across the region during
June and July to attract views about its 400,000 volt line.
National Grid spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com that a good range
of feedback had been received from visitors to Saturday's event
in Mark. "It was a busy day, with lots of useful feedback.
There certainly was a lot of interest in the underground line."
public 'drop-in events' are being held on June 21st from 2-8pm
at Mark Village Hall and on July 2nd from 2-8pm at Woolavington
Village Hall in Woolavington.