NEW Hinkley Point C community funding of £15 million, to be administered by Somerset Community Foundation, has just been announced. The Hinkley Point C Community Fund, which includes two new programmes for small and large grants, will complement the existing Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund administered by West Somerset Council. The new funding has been created by EDF Energy and aims to improve the wellbeing of communities affected by the Hinkley Point C development or any of its associated off-site projects. Grant applications can be for large or small projects but they must be directly linked to the effects of Hinkley Point C. Projects that seek to help communities benefit from positive opportunities offered by the development are also being encouraged.
West Somerset Free Press 24th Nov 2017 read more »
Head east out of the Somerset town of Bridgwater and you will soon find yourself passing through some very traditional-sounding English villages. Stogursey, Cannington, Stolford, Combwich: these are communities seemingly untouched by the 21st century. Yet just a few miles from these havens of English country life, thousands of people are working to build the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a generation. Hinkley Point C will use two EPR nuclear reactors to provide around 7 per cent of Britain’s total electricity requirement. This is a nuclear project the scale of which has not been attempted in the UK for generations, and just 12 months on from the government finally giving the all clear, it is already a hive of activity.
Construction News 22nd Nov 2017 read more »