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   Solar Farm Community Benefit    13 April, 2016

Banwell Parish Council has received their first annual payment of the ‘Community Benefit’ from the Solar Farm in the village.  This payment was £7,149.52.  Banwell Parish Council will be receiving identical annual payments for the next 24 years.  The money must be used for ‘local environmental projects within the Parish of Banwell for the benefit of the local community but not to the detriment of the operational capacity or commercial viability of the solar farm or any part thereof’.

The Parish Council have decided to spend part of the 2016/17 payment on replacing the fence on the north side of the Recreation Ground.

The Parish Council are asking the community to suggest ways on how they would like this money spent, not just during the current year but for the forthcoming 24 years.  If any member of the public, or local organisation has any suggestions then please contact the Parish Clerk at the Parish Office in the Village Hall.

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