Friday, 25 February 2011

Nocton breathes sigh of relief

Campaign banners are down. Stickers are being removed from cars. For the time-being Nocton can breathe a sigh of relief, for the planned mega-dairy on Nocton Heath is no more. But whilst the local village returns to a semblance of normality and rural tranquility, this is no time to be complacent.

In what I thought was a vitriolic Press Release, Nocton Dairies indicated there may well be other plans in the pipeline (forgive the pun). 'Watch this space' was the concluding remark. This has left campaigners and Parish Councillors with a 'watching brief' for what might come next.

Stopping the 'super dairy' – the inside story

'Originally, the Nocton proposal had been submitted with little regard to public relations. The farmers behind the plan had been reluctant to speak to the media, fuelling suggestions that they had something to hide.'

Advertising Standards Authority

I understand the complaint brought by Nocton Dairies Ltd against the CAFFO campaign leaflet has now been 'Informally Resolved'. No further action is to be taken by the ASA.

This outcome will be recorded on the ASA website 'under the section for advertisers who have closed cases informally directly with us'. No report will be published.

MP calls for action against mega dairy plans

'STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James is calling for action to help prevent mega dairies taking off in Britain.'

Regulatory action called for on EU milk crisis

'MILK producers’ lack of bargaining power is ‘a real European problem that will require a real European solution’.'

First Government anaerobic digestion facility open

'Staples Vegetables in Boston, Lincolnshire, one of the biggest producers of vegetables in the UK, is the first of the anaerobic digestion projects funded through the Government’s Environmental Transformation Fund to be officially opened in 2011.'

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