We need to display as many SHOWT posters as possible ready for the Inspector's site visit. You can download the logo from our "Current Campaign" page where you will also find instructions how to copy and paste the image into a Word document. Click here.
Click here to see the Promises offered so far. If you wish to place an absent bid, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have heard today that TCi’s planning appeal has been ”recovered” or “called in” by the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles. This means the Inspector will make a recommendation after the Public Inquiry, but the final decision will rest with the Secretary of State. This is very good news for our campaign as the report below from the Daily Mail last October explains:
“In a major boost for anti-wind farm campaigners, Eric Pickles announced new measures to make sure their concerns about the visual and environmental impact must be taken into account. For the next six months his Whitehall department will review many of the appeals - to decide whether angry residents opposing a wind farm should have their concerns upheld. Mr Pickles said he is concerned that councils and planning inspectors are not enforcing new guidelines issued in July to ensure residents’ concerns about unsightly wind farms are taken in to account. ‘Some communities have genuine concerns that when it comes to developments such as wind turbines and solar farms, insufficient weight is being given to local environmental considerations like landscape, heritage and local amenity’, he said in a written statement. ‘The new guidance makes it clear that the need for renewable energy does not automatically override environmental protections and the views of local communities will be listened to... I want to give particular scrutiny to planning appeals involving renewable energy developments so that I can consider the extent to which the new practice guidance is meeting the Government’s intentions’.”
It has also been announced that the Inspector will be John Braithwaite. The Public Inquiry begins on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at South Norfolk House.
As you know, it is vital that we have good Supporter attendance at the Inquiry, especially on the first day for maximum impact. Please make every effort to attend.
Our Race Night is on Friday, 28 March, Hempnall Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. Favourite Green Dragon draught beer will be on sale at the bar. Buy £5 of raffle tickets per person for free entry, and of course you'll get 5 chances of a prize in the legendary SHOWT raffle. There will also be a quiz with a prize during the interval. Tickets from Geoff on 01508 482467 or email email@example.com
Last Saturday's Cabaret Cheese and Wine was another sell-out night for SHOWT. Every event in our current fund-raising diary has sold out. Many thanks to our Cabaret stars, Juan “Bodega” Bowen, Andreas “Jeroboam” Jermy and Henri “Grand Cru” Krumins. Thanks as well to Pat, Carolyn, Tracy and the Saxlingham team for all their hard work to make last Saturday such a successful night. You can see photos of our Cabaret Stars by clicking here.
Our next evening event is our Race Night on Friday, 28 March. This is a new venture for SHOWT and promises to be lots of fun. Please join us. We have also organised more events including a Saturday Morning Sale with bacon butties on 5 April and an Auction of Promises on 11 April. Details on our fund-raising page, click here.
Please note that the start date for the Public Inquiry is Tuesday, 1 April at South Norfolk House. We expect a 9.30 start, but will confirm this nearer the time. It will run from Tuesday to Friday for 2 weeks. It is vital that we pack the public gallery with SHOWT Supporters every day. Please make every effort to attend as often as you are able. The unprecedented high level of local opposition to TCI's application is critical to our case, so we really do need to demonstrate it to the Inspector.
If you need help with transport, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will organise something for you.