Turbine farm stages open day

THE FARM at the centre of the Woodborough wind turbine controversy, Woodborough Park Farm, is taking part in Open Farm Sunday this weekend, 12 June 2011. Across the country, hundreds of farms are opening their gates to the public to show how agriculture works and food produced.

Woodborough Park Farm has this week had its planning application for a 67m wind turbine approved by Woodborough Parish Council, after a heated meeting in the village hall on Monday in which dozens of locals came to express their views on the issue. Our report on that meeting has generated several comments which, like the speakers at the parish council meeting, are divided between the pro- and anti- lobbies.

Open Farm Sunday at Woodborough Park Farm includes a guided tractor and trailer tour of the farm and the valley, lasting about 2-2.5 hours and departing at 10am and 2pm. Call 0115 965 4748 to book a place.

5 comments for “Turbine farm stages open day

  1. Anon
    Friday 10 June 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Wonder why they are doing that? Trying to drum up some support for the monstrosity they want to erect? Outrageous!!!!

  2. mark warrener
    Sunday 12 June 2011 at 11:02 am

    Open Farm Sunday is a national PR exercise aimed at trying to reconnect the consumer public with the origins of their food. Most people are unaware of and disinterested in the source of the contents of a supermarket vac-pac. The scheme has been running for several years now and last year attracted over 400000 visitors to participating farms. It should be a good, informative day out.

  3. mark warrener
    Sunday 12 June 2011 at 1:47 pm

    correction: last year 184000 visitors, around three quaters of million since the idea began. Shame the weather is so poor today but we need the rain !

  4. Michael Ford
    Thursday 16 June 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Anon – how pathetic! As Mark rightly says Open Farm Sunday is a NATIONAL event which the farm in question has participated in for the last 6 years!

    It clearly has no relation to their application and your attempt to hide youir identity while making vitriolic comments says it all really!

  5. Bill Fraser
    Sunday 26 June 2011 at 6:07 pm

    The turbine is outrageous. Why have a farm open day when you want to farm wind?

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