power raises over £1,300 for local wind farm campaign group
fundraising night of pedal-powered horse racing raised more than
£1,300 for a wind farm protest group near Burnham-On-Sea
on Friday (April 27th).
100 people gathered in Mark Village Hall to support the NoPilrow
campaign, which is opposed to a planned wind farm at Rooksbridge.
pedal-powered races were run, with guests having the chance to
buy a horse as well as place bets. In addition to this, there
was a pig roast and licensed bar which amassed a total of £1,310.
spokesman David Maund said: "It was a very successful evening,
everyone joining in and competing. I would like to say a huge
thank you to all of the team that made this possible."
added funds are very welcome as we are now stepping up our campaign
in readiness for the planning application which is expected shortly.
This has been a very good week, with the fantastic news that the
two Huntspill Wind Farms
have been rejected by Sedgemoor District Council."
are absolutely delighted for the residents of Huntspill. It is
obvious that the residents of Somerset and those that represent
them, do not want monstrous mechanical structures blighting their
beautiful open countryside."
soon as the planning is submitted, NoPilrow will be holding several
events to show people how they can have their say.
will be critical to our fight," added Nick. "We need
as many people as possible to write to Sedgemoor District Council,
opposing this application."
hope that Broadview energy will reconsider submitting their planning
application now, in light of the overwhelming opposition to wind
farms at all local levels - Parish, District and County."
recently-enacted Localism Act is one of the central planks of
Government policy and planning minister Greg Clark's statement
that planning must respect decisions taken locally surely must
indicate that this is not the development for this area. We are
ready and will not stop until we have won our battle!"