What you can do
If you want to stop gigantic pylons marching through our wonderful landscapes, you can take the following steps :
- The National Grid PLC final public consultation for the NWCC project will end on 6 January 2017. They have been running public consultation events – there are a few still to come. The last one takes place on 10 Dec – see How to find out more for details. The MOST IMPORTANT ACTION you can take is to respond to this consultation. Up until the end of the consultation you will be able to do this either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.northwestcoastconnections.com, or by writing a letter to FREEPOST NG NWCC. Responses have to be recorded for the Planning Inspectorate. The Inspectorate is interested in both the number of written responses and the content.
- This consultation will be your last chance to make your feelings known about this project and the appalling effect it will have on the Cumbrian landscape.
Click here for advice on how to respond to it. Please respond before 5pm on 6 January 2017.
- Friends of the Lake District also has a website dedicated to the pylon issue: Say No to Pylons in the Lake District. This also has advice on responding and allows you to generate a letter to National Grid.
- Display a pink ‘No Pylons’ poster in your house window or car. Email us for posters and car stickers or obtain them from local post offices, shops, pubs or information centres.
- Become a Power Without Pylons supporter – email to ask us to add you to our email list and we’ll keep you informed. We won’t pass your address to anyone else.
- Sign the online 38 Degrees petition that we’re hosting.
- Follow us on Facebook. Like and share posts that you find attractive.
- Follow us on Twitter – tweeted by our chairman. Retweet what you agree with.
- Look out for any media exposure we highlight and make a supportive comment. The more public response the media get, the more they’ll keep running the story.
- Support your parish council if it opposes the proposals. Speak at a parish council meeting for a few seconds to get it recorded in the minutes. Parish Councils do take note of such representations.
- Talk to people about the pylon threat: it’s amazing how many people are still unaware of it.
Do you have some time or special skills? Click here to find out how you can help.