Good afternoon Buntingford Civic Society members
cannot believe it's December already. This year seems to have flown by!
New pylons still threaten
One of our campaigns since last December has been lobbying for any new pylons
to avoid our most beautiful, protected and important landscapes (such as
National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Green Belts).
Government has now brought out a second consultation on planning for new
electricity lines. Our protected landscapes are still under threat so we need
to keep up the pressure.
of Campaigns Update readers kindly helped us throughout the year by
responding to the first Government consultation, and lobbying the Energy
Minister Chris Huhne. Some of the things you helped us call for have since
been incorporated, so we know we are making progress, but we'd really
appreciate your help again.
To show the
Government how strongly people feel, we've prepared an online postcard for
you to send direct to the consultation response team.
pylons ruining countryside
Mega dairy campaign continues
may have noticed all the press around the Nocton mega dairy. Getting on for a
thousand people have now asked their MP to sign the Early Day Motion against
the Nocton mega dairy.
Thank you very much if you were one of those - this is a wonderful level of
support which really shows the Government the strength of feeling about this
number of MPs supporting the motion is going up week on week, which is very
encouraging. The planning application is now out, and our local branch is
working hard on a robust response.
And we're continuing to oppose the scheme as part of a coalition of national
organisations - if it goes ahead, it could have serious consequences for
smaller dairy farms and the countryside.
your MP if you haven't already done so
more about our campaign
And last, but not least…
forget, there's still time to browse our lovely catalogue for Christmas cards
and gifts and our stunning 2011 calendar.
our online shop
you a very happy Christmas,