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Archive from December 2011
Update 2nd December 2011
(2 Dec 2011)
Update 2nd December 2011
No planning application has been submitted yet by npower to Huntingdon District Council for the proposed Wind Farm at Molesworth.
There is an important petition which seems to be gaining momentum and for Action Groups to have any impact we need everyone possible to sign this petition and pass the information on to friends and family. It has a long deadline so plenty of time to obtain large numbers of signatures. Please sign the petition REDUCE ELECTRICITY BILLS BY REFORMING THE SUBSIDIES FOR WIND FARMS on the HM Government Petition website http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22704 ""By reducing or ending the subsidies for wind-farms, we would benefit the poorest members of society, boost our manufacturing exports and, while doing so, would help protect what remains of our precious countryside.""
Another area of interest is the BBC ""That's Britain"" programme. Those of you who watched it last Wednesday on BBC 1 at 7.30pm would have seen wind turbines featuring on the Talk to the Wall feature. The aim is to raise general awareness of this issue by pushing ""Wind Turbines"" to the top spot by getting as many people as possible to email the programme expressing why ""Wind Turbines"" are of concern to them. Please email the programme on firstname.lastname@example.org making sure you use WIND TURBINES as your subject heading. There are many areas you can discuss such as the large subsidies, unreliability of supply, fuel levies on our electricity bills to fund them, high cost of wind power helping to increase fuel poverty, destruction of the countryside.. The list goes on and on. Again if you can encourage all members of your household, friends and relatives to email we might be able to get this issue discussed on a popular prime time television programme. It is definitely worth spending a few minutes to try to achieve this.
The latest news on proposals for wind farms in our area are:-
Bicton wind farm at Kimbolton the appeal resumes at the Civic Suite, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon District Council Offices on 20th 21st and 22nd December at 10.00am. The public is welcome to attend and you can stay for whatever period of time you like. More details can be found on the Action Group website http://www.stopbictonwindfarm.org.uk
Stop Woolley Hill wind farm action group at Ellington are holding a fund raising coffee morning on Saturday 10th December at 21 St Peters Way, Ellington between 10.00am and 1.00pm to raise funds towards fighting the appeal lodged by the energy company which begins on 10th January 2012, venue still to be announced. Action Group details and further information at http://stopwoolleyhillwindfarm.org
The Barnwell Manor wind farm, near Lyveden New Bield, Inquiry recommences on Friday 9th December at 10.00am at the District Council Offices at Thrapston. Again members of the public are welcome to attend. http://www.stopbarnwellmanorwindfarm.org.uk
A new action group has set up in our area opposing the installation of three 126 metre high turbines at Southoe near Grafham Water. Action group details and further information can be found at http://www.stopcommonbarnwindfarm.com
If you have any suggestions, comments or require further information please let me know.
Thank you for your continued support,
Chairman Stop Molesworth Wind Farm Action Group
Phone: 01832 710612 Email: email@example.com