Author: Graham Barron

January 2017 newsletter

Here’s our January 2017 newsletter to update you on achievements so far, and outline what happens next.  

8000 consultation responses!

National  Grid have announced that they had 8000 responses to the December 2016 consultation, and 2300 people attended their public events. This is a great result, especially compared with the 2014 consultation when there were around 1200 responses.  It reflects

PWP consultation response

You can read the PWP consultation response here – PWP_06-01-2017_cons_resp

Times leader and article

On January 2nd we achieved a leader in the Times.

New Year’s Day Walk

Several hundred ‘no pylons’ protesters met for a rally in Kirkby on New Year’s Day at John Woodcock’s initiative. The MP and his two young daughters set out with a large group from Broughton to walk along part of the

National advertising campaign

National advertising – thanks to massive support from CGP, a major employer in Broughton-in-Furness and the surrounding area, adverts are being placed in the local and national press.  They are aimed at encouraging people to object to National Grid’s proposals

Radio Cumbria interview with Kate Willshaw of FoLD

Kate Willshaw of Friends of the Lake District was interviewed by Radio Cumbria on 13 Dec about NWCC.  The interview can be found here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hcp87 from 16mins 24secs into the program (16:24).

Kirkby Photo Competition

Kirkby-in-Furness Candlelight Event

Kirkby villagers are holding the following event – please come along!

William Wordsworth is bringing us some great national coverage!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/06/william-wordsworths-descendant-campaigns-save-beloved-lake-district/ http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pylons-will-ruin-views-that-inspired-wordsworth-srvxdvxg9?shareToken=3b7e3187e8470c9c436ec61d4533d31d http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/740448/Lake-District-plan-ruin-stunning-views-electrical-pylons-power-stations http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4005418/William-Wordsworth-s-descendant-fights-plan-fence-Lake-District-eyesore-line-150ft-electrical-pylons.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14947456.__39_Don__39_t_build_pylons_in_the_Duddon_Estuary__39____says_descendant_of_poet_William_Wordsworth/ http://www.thebay.co.uk/news/bay-news/local-news/campaigners-step-up-anti-pylon-campaign/ http://www.lakelandradio.co.uk/news/local-news/campaigners-step-up-anti-pylon-campaign/ William Wordsworth’s descendant adds his voice for inspirational Cumbrian valley to be protected from pylons

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