Last week Good Directions Ltd (incorporating Coppa Gutta) was asked to manufacture six copper boxes to be used to hold square patches of turf. Being an unusual request we asked what the significance of the turf was and why they wanted copper trays. We were told that copper was chosen as it is an environmentally friendly material, totally natural, extremely long-lasting and will help keep the turf alive and healthy as long as possible. The reason for this being that there is a proposed march to Cardiff where children are going to be presenting six members of the Welsh Assembly with turf taken from the Mid Wales uplands, asking the councillors to become trustee's of the turf and protect it from the plans to build massive wind farms across Wales.
Hearing of these plans we happily offered to donate the copper trays and to add our voice to the protest. More than 1,000 people are expected to descend on Cardiff Bay on the 24th May to protest against the plans to blight the Montgomeryshire landscape with 47 metre high steel pylons and a 20-acre electricity substation.
Meeting them at the rally are four walkers who set out on Thursday morning to walk over 100 miles to Cardif gathering support for the cause along the way. They were joined by a crowd of well wishers keen to see them off all holding protest banners aloft and cheering as cars and trucks driving past beeped in support.
Walking 20 to 25 miles a day for five days they will arrive in Cardiff on May 24th where they will be greeted by the thousands of protesters travelling down by coach.
Updates on the walk can be seen at ww.countytimes.co.uk posted by fellow walker and reporter Richard Jones. To give your support and sign their petition please visit the website http://www.peopleagainstpylons.co.uk/
This really is an issue that effects everyone, not just the residents of Wales and Good Directions Ltd are glad to help and support this worthy cause.