Now as you can imagine this sort of inane rubbish was hardly what I needed when tired and hungry , the last thing on my mind was wasting food, I just wanted to be tasting food. So I read on big mistake!
It seems my local council want my views on "THE POWER OF NATURE" a fun survey about "The Somerset wind Energy Initiative". Hmmm....... me thinks, Somerset doesn't seem the most obvious place for wind farms. Anyway I read on and here are the first few questions (answers - yes/no/don't know).
Do you believe the UK should develop its renewable energy potential?
Do you believe that Somerset should be developing its renewable energy potential?
Do you believe the UK should be developing its wind power potential?
Do you believe Somerset should be developing its wind power potential?
And so on.
Anyway this made me curious as to why they were really asking, so I did a quick search and lo and behold they are planning to stick some big beasties up on the County owned farms and of course get a share of the action. More details below in the Western Mercury.
This really is the worst form of pretend consultation, I will however send it back and it won't have the answers on they are hoping for.
"One large turbine would be able to provide power for the whole of Wedmore. It's a small price to pay to help the planet and we all need take responsibility at a local level."
According to the 2001 census the population of Wedmore is 3145. Mind you it's not very windy below sea level either.