Top West Country folkband The Wurzels have announced the release of a new single - that expresses their sentiments about wind turbines in the countryside.
In the wake of the 40th anniversary of The Wurzels’founder Adge Cutler’s death the band announce the release of their new single “The Mendip Windfarm Song”.
A return to Adge’s style of involving observations of life in the West Country “The Mendip Windfarm Song” is aimed at highlighting the proliferation of proposals for wind turbines across the West Country and furthermore the entire UK, disregarding the views of the local communities they are imposed upon.
The song was penned after hearing of a proposed 66m turbine in the quiet village of Laverton, near Norton St Philip where the band's HQ is based and news of the song has led to huge support for its release.
Sil Willcox, a spokesman for the band says “Renewable energy has to be considered as an important part of the make up of our energy solutions.
However imposing these cost inefficient turbines
on communities after they have been opposed by
local parishes and refused by local planners seems very unfair and undemocratic.
It seems that the government have lost their will to support onshore wind farms and the general public are unhappy to fund the huge subsidies we are forced to pay to finance them.
So why are the inspectorates still allowed to overturn
these local views and decisions?
The Mendip Windfarm Song is available to download on iTunes from May 11.