Wind farm protest group's dinner dance fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 October 2011

Green energy

Green energy

© José Luis Gutiérrez

AN ANTI-WIND farm campaign group is holding a dinner and dance to raise money for the fight against proposed turbines in East Brent.

During the evening there will be a disco, raffle and an auction and all the money raised will go towards the ‘NoPilrow’ group’s funds to fight the construction of a wind farm on Vole Road near Rooksbridge.

The turbines being proposed by Broadview Energy would be 140ft high, and be visible from several places in Somerset including Burnham and Cheddar.

NoPilrow Vice Chairman, David Maund said: “We are not against the idea of renewable energy but it is becoming clear that onshore wind farms are inefficient, costly and environmentally disastrous.

“They place an unacceptable burden on every household through the subsidies to wind farm companies, which all of us have to pay for through our energy bills, including all those businesses engaged in the tourist industry.

“The impact of these structures on the Somerset Levels, if they are allowed to go ahead, will, we feel, be devastating.

“The dinner and dance will help us to raise as much money as possible for our fighting fund.

The event will take place at Brent House restaurant on November from 7pm – Midnight.

For more information, go to www.nopilrow.com

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