Author: Graham Barron

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

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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

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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).

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Kirkby Photo Competition

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Kirkby-in-Furness Candlelight Event

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

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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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Pylon song

We now have our very own anthem! Kirkby ukulele maestro John Woodward has penned and performed the ‘We Don’t Want no Pylons’ protest song. Have a listen, watch the video, share and spread the word!

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North-West Evening Mail – The Kirkby “Big NO!”

Cumbrian community says ‘No!’ to National Grid pylon plans

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Kirkby Pressure Group in action

North-west Evening Mail – Furness villagers ramp up opposition to giant pylon plans

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Burning pylon!

Bonfire night at The Green. This is what the residents think of the National Grid PLC plans. North-west Evening Mail – Pylon monstrosity sacrificed on bonfire by protesters

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