Published: June 15, 2010
Pylon 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.

The protesters from 'Pylon Moor Pressure', who are strongly opposed to the scheme, held a demonstration outside Mark Village Hall, as pictured here.

Inside, 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.

The energy giant is holding drop-in events across the region during June and July to attract views about its 400,000 volt line.

A National Grid spokesman told 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."

Further 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.


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