Tag Archive: Green Belt

Jan 31 2013

The Chew Valley and Fracking…

Frack Free Somerset have a Public Meeting scheduled for

Monday 11th February 2013  7 – 9pm

Is Chew Magna at Risk from Fracking?

Chew Magna Millennium Hall, South Parade BS40 8SH


Speakers and a Question & Answer session

  • What is Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)? 
  • Coal Bed Methane?
  • Unconventional Gas Drilling?
  • What are the potential risks to our communities?


You can see more information on their website: Frack Free Somerset

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/the-chew-valley-and-fracking/

Sep 07 2012

Valley Green Belt Show

First ever Valley Green Belt Show a huge success!

For immediate release

4th Sept 2012

The first ever Valley Green Belt Show, held at Pensford on Sat 1st Sept, raised an incredible £6,200, organisers have revealed.

The Show, held to raise money for protection of the area’s Green Belt and the Old Colliery site at Stanton Wick, enjoyed a fantastic turnout with more than 600 people showing their support during the day.

Generously sponsored by Kelston Sparkes, the family fun day featured an amazing line-up of musicians, dancers, games, wildlife, stalls, food and prizes – all provided free of charge by local businesses and individuals.

One of the organisers, Rosie Pierce, said: “It was an absolutely brilliant day. The community came out in force to show their support (the sun even made a very welcome appearance!), and everyone had loads of fun. Huge thanks to everyone who sponsored, donated, contributed, helped, attended, and of course, spent!”

Visitors enjoyed music from The Twerzels, Irish dancing, Pony & Trap rides, vintage cars and tractor displays, a Hog Roast and BBQ, craft stalls, auction and raffle, and loads more. The finale was a spectacular display of hundreds of biodegradable green balloons, released by local children.

The day also showcased local campaigns to help protect the area’s Greenbelt, its mining heritage, and its local wildlife, with members of the Stanton Wick Action Group, the CPRE and the Hawk and Owl Trust on hand to talk to the public.

Clarke Osborne, Chair of the Stanton Wick Action Group, said: “It was a quite remarkable day and result – the organising team should be very proud. I was amazed by the smooth running of what was a major event and SWAG is very grateful for what has been a large task of persuasion and organisation.

“I am delighted that our communities responded with such enthusiasm and kindness and I very much hope that the fantastic group of organisers can be persuaded to make this an annual event with future fundraising for deserving community projects and initiatives.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/valley-green-belt-show-2/

Aug 20 2012

In The News…

Our legal challenge is reported in the Somerset Guardian and on the BBC website:




Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/in-the-news/

Jul 17 2012

Less than 24 hours to close of Submission

There is less than 24 hours to go before response forms must reach BaNES
(5pm Wednesday 18th July).
You still have time to respond by email if you have not yet done so.

You can find response forms here:
Response Forms

Completed forms can be emailed to:

There is more information on why this site fails to comply with planning guidelines here: Our Objections

Our ePetition will also close on 18th July
Every adult member of your household with their own email address can fill in the ePetition, again, please take time if you can, the link is here:

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/less-than-24-hours-to-close-of-submission/

Jun 22 2012

Valley Green Belt Show

Stanton Wick Action Group – presents:

The Valley Green Belt Show – Saturday 1st September

11am – 5pm Pensford Memorial Hall and Playing Field

A fabulous fun day for everyone!!

Vintage Tractors, Classic Cars, Hawk Display, Hog roast, Pony Rides, Cream Teas, Music, Stalls, and more….

The Valley Green Belt Show

STOP PRESS…  top Wurzels tribute band, The Twerzels, will also be playing!

Can you help? We are looking for sponsors. We also need and a few local businesses to book advertising space on programmes. Can you donate an auction prizes, we currently have…
* Weekend break in handsome country pub in N Devon
* Trip for 10 on a catamaran round Cornwall
* Nights stay at Folly Farm with day coarse for children on animal and plant conservation
* x2 Canal boat trips for 10 people serving cream teas or breakfast

email for more information, to help, or for tickets: thevalleygreenbeltshow@gmail.com

Most importantly get the date in your diary and bring along ALL your family and friends.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/valley-green-belt-show/

Jun 14 2012

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who turned up for our protest yesterday – what a great turn out.

Also a big thank you to Pat Filer for providing transport.

If you have a banner – please remember to put it up in a visible place on the A37, A368 or Wick Lane.

Don’t forget that we will be going to the Guildhall on 18th for the Special meeting. Let us know if you want a place on the coach for that. The meeting time has changed to 1pm – so the coach will leave Filers yard at 12 midday.

Thank you.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/thank-you/

» Newer posts

Free Contact Form