Friday, 9 March 2012

Turbine Events Past and Coming Up...

Last week saw the Carnbee and Arncroach Community Council meeting and the Lingo Community Benefit Forum meeting, at both of which the Lingo Wind Factory was, of course, discussed. It is understood that the Carnbee and Arncroach Community Council, who met on Monday last, intend to distribute a leaflet to the community at the end of this month concerning West Coast Energy's application at Lingo. The wording of the leaflet will contain reference to the amount of community benefit that will become available for the area, but not to any of the adverse affects that those close by and further afield in the Carnbee and Arncroach areas, amongst others, will experience.

It is difficult to know how the Community Council is able to state and present a figure for community benefit as established fact when it is clear from the Lingo Community Benefit Forum meeting that followed on the Wednesday, that the group has been unable to even appoint a Chair, never mind hammer out any kind of deal with West Coast Energy concerning who will get what and when. Until that is, one realises that the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary of the Carnbee and Arncroach Community Council are all also members of the local Community Development Trust, whose main agenda item appears to be chasing any money going from turbine developments. Could this be influencing them at all? You decide…

Other events coming up that may be of interest:

'Question Time' - the venerable political panel show comes to St Andrews on Thursday 15th March, and the perfect opportunity to ask a question about government wind policy. 
It’s starting at 20.30 in the Student’s Union building in Market Street. You have to apply for tickets in advance at 

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