WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH £11MILLON TO BENEFIT PORTLAND AND WEYMOUTH?
Portland has been in the news today in relation to how government cuts are affecting local communities. Plans are to cut both of Portland’s libraries, the lollipop ladies for safe crossing and a day care centre for the elderly. These cuts sit alongside all the negative environmental and social impacts of building a biofuel power station at Portland Port, which will also have a significant impact on our purse-strings, since it will be subsidised to the tune of £11million pounds per year in the form of payments through Renewable Obligations Certificates (ROCs).
We think this is shocking at a time when funding is being pulled from such vital services for local people. It is also incomprehensible that a government that wants to establish its green credentials would let this happen. Until the decision on the subsidies is made in July, we think it’s important to let the powers that be know what we could do with £11million a year to benefit Portland and Weymouth, rather than fill the coffers of a private company.
So we’re running a competition and invite you to answer the following question:
“What would you do with £11million per year to benefit Portland and Weymouth?”
Entries can be posted in the comments section below, or if you’d prefer you can email your answer to email@example.com
There is a prize of a 3 course meal for two people (excluding drinks) at The Blue Fish Café in Chiswell, for whichever suggestion (funny or serious) we like the best*.
*You can enter as many times as you like. The closing date is 12th June 2011. Answers will be judged by the NOPE Steering Committee and their decision is final. There is no alternative to the prize on offer. The winner will be notified via email and must redeem their prize within 2 months.