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 proposed pylon route. Another group walked along the beach from Askam. Organised by the MP’s office with support from PWP, the event served to highlight the pylons issue and urge individuals to respond to the consultation by the deadline.

John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Furness captures a selfie with protesters against the proposed Giant pylons to carry the power from the new nuclear power station down through Cumbria to Heysham in Lancashire. 1st January 2016. PICTURE MILTON HAWORTH (07731-707239)

The pylon protest marches through Cumbria to protest against the gIant pylons proposed to carry power from the new nuclear power station being built at Moorside in Cumbria. 1st January 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

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 before 6th Jan 2017. They will appear in the Westmorland Gazette on Thursday 15 December and the next two weeks, in the North West Evening Mail on Saturday 17 December and the next two weeks, and also in The Times and The Telegraph on Saturday 17 December.  New flyers are also being distributed in areas not previously targeted.  Look out for lots more banners and posters too, now that the ‘say no to pylons’ campaign has been given such a great boost.

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!








William Wordsworth’s descendant adds his voice for inspirational Cumbrian valley to be protected from pylons

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!

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

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

Kirkby Pressure Group in action

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

Kirkby residents are determined to stop 50m pylons running through their village