Events - Past
Pedal Powered Horse Racing raises £1,310 for campaign
A fantastic night of “Pedal Powered Horse Racing” was had by all young and old at Mark Village Hall last Friday 27th April. Nearly one hundred people gathered to support NoPilrow, who are fighting against the building of a Wind Farm at Rooksbridge.
Seven races were run, with guests having the chance to buy each horse as well as placing bets. In addition to this, there was a pig roast and licensed bar. In total £1,310 was raised.
NoPilrow spokesman David Maund said, “It was a very successful evening, with everyone joining in and competing. I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the team that made this possible.”
Broadview Energy have indicated, that they anticipate being in a position to submit a planning application for the Rooksbridge Wind Farm by late April. NoPilrow spokesman David continued “These added funds are very welcome as we are now stepping up our campaign in readiness for the planning application. This has been a very good week, with the fantastic news that the two Huntspill Wind Farms have been rejected by Sedgemoor District Council. We are absolutely delighted for the residents of Huntspill. It is obvious that the residents of Somerset and those that represent them, do not want monstrous mechanical structures blighting their beautiful open countryside”.
As soon as the planning is submitted, NoPilrow will be holding events to show people how they can have their say. NoPilrow committee member Nick Woolmington said, “This will be critical to our fight, as we need as many people as possible to write to the District Council, opposing this application. I hope that Broadview energy will reconsider submitting their planning application now, in light of the overwhelming opposition to wind farms at all local levels - Parish, District and County. The recently enacted Localism Act as one of the central planks of Government policy and planning minister Greg Clark's statement that planning must respect decisions taken locally, surely indicate that this is not the development for this area. We are ready and will not stop until we have won our battle !"
Quiz Night - raises £245 for campaign
PEOPLE from Rooksbridge and the surrounding areas in Somerset helped raise £245 for a campaign to stop wind turbines from being erected near the village. The event at the Wellington Arms on Saturday 10th December was organised by resident Roger Griffin in aid of NoPilrow – an organisation against a proposed wind farm at Pilrow.
This is the second quiz night that has been held and whilst the evening clashed with another local event, enough local people attended to make it an enjoyable and successful evening. The NoPilrow committee would once again like to thank Roger for organising the fundraising event and to Steve Grubb, the landlord of the Wellington Arms who supplied the food buffet.
“The event was open to teams of four and families were welcome to enter. The cost per team was £15 including nibbles.
Wine/Cider & Cheese Evening - raises £500 for campaign
A fund raising event was held at the East Brent Viilage Hall on Friday 14th Ocober. It was well attended with over 75 people being present. Participants had the opportunity to socialise and sample the wares on offer. As well as local residents, Andrew Barrand, Wells Conservative constituency agent and Carol Davies, Chairman, Wells Conservative Association attended.
A pleasent evening was had by all. The event raised a fantastic amount of £500 via admission charges, raffle and the auction of some items.
NoPilrow would like to thank everyone that attended and contributed to the amount raised.
Quiz Night - raises £275 for campaign
PEOPLE from Rooksbridge and the surrounding areas in Somerset helped raise more than £250 for a campaign to stop wind turbines from being erected near the village. The event at the Wellington Arms on September 17 was organised by resident Roger Griffin in aid of NoPilrow – an organisation against a proposed wind farm at Pilrow.
Nick Woolmington, Chairman of NoPilrow, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Roger for organising the fundraising event and to Steve Grubb, the landlord of the Wellington Arms. The quiz was great fun and I would also like to thank everyone who attended.
“The event was open to teams of four and families were welcome to enter. The cost per team was £10 including nibbles. We are still counting the money raised and hope the final amount to be nearer to £300. This will ensure we are able to continue our fight against the planned wind farm development
Photograph caption: (Front, from left to right) Heather and Chris Madley from Rooksbridge with (back, from left to right) Mike and Ann Philips from Axbridge, who were the winners of the pub quiz organised by NoPilrow and received a selection of chocolates and wine.
Wine and Nibbles - raises circa £800 for campaign
A local resident organised an event in her own home. Invited guests participated in an evening of wine sampling which was included various nibbles. The evening was a great success.
Wine tasting and tapas - raises £2,100 for campaign
GUESTS at a recent (September 3, 2011) wine tasting and tapas evening in Wedmore helped raise £2,100 for a campaign to stop wind turbines from being erected near Rooksbridge in Somerset. The event at Wedmore Golf Course on September 3 was organised in aid of NoPilrow by Louise Allen from Mark and Nickie Collins from East Brent.
Nick Woolmington, Chairman of NoPilrow, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Louise and Nickie for organising the event. Louise runs the Frock Shop at Brent Knoll and Nickie runs a nail and beauty studio at Millbatch Farm in East Brent.
The wine tasting and tapas evening was a sell out and great fun – thanks to everyone who attended. We would also like to say ‘thank you’ to Wedmore Golf Course for the lovely food and its support. The £2,100 raised will ensure we are able to continue our fight against the planned wind farm development.”
During the event, people tasted a selection of wines and enjoyed a five course tapas menu. There was also an auction and a raffle during the evening, which raised £1,000 for the campaign. This was part of the total raised during the event.
Nickie Collins, Tessa Munt (Wells MP, whose constituency covers Rooksbridgeand) and Louise Allen
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