November 22, 2010
farm protest walk raises £2,000 for group's fighting fund
of protesters who are fighting proposals for a wind farm to be
built near Burnham-On-Sea raised much-needed cash to fight the
plans during a sponsored walk at the weekend.
Over 30 members of the West Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group,
pictured here, took part in Sunday's walk around East and West
Huntspill where EDF and Ecotricity wants to build 14 controversial
walked from outside the Crossways Inn to Pawlett, Puriton and
Woolavington, before coming back to East Huntspill - the full
perimeter of the area where the wind farm could be built,"
the group's Julie Trott told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The aim of the walk was to link all of the villages in
the common cause and to promote awareness to the two wind farm
proposals that will affect the lives of many who live in the immediate
"The walk also highlighted just how close many properties
within the immediate area would be to these huge 394ft industrial
wind turbines. In fact, many properties will in fact be much closer
than is recommended and considered safe by many European countries."
walk also raised funds towards the £50,000 cost of fighting
the two schemes and we hope to collect around £2,000 from
says its nine 2MW turbines would be capable of producing enough
electricity to supply the annual requirements of over 10,000 homes
and could lead to savings of at least 17,500 tonnes of carbon
dioxide every year.