The RSPB are holding The first-ever Love Minsmere Festival, which will celebrate the local area of natural beauty, Minsmere and it's wildlife.
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"On 15 September we'll be hosting the first-ever Love Minsmere Festival, to celebrate the reserve, its rare wildlife and to send a powerful message to EDF that we all Love Minsmere and want to see it protected from the impacts of Sizewell C.

Earlier this year, over 20,000 people like you emailed EDF Energy telling them why they must protect RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in their plans to build a new twin-nuclear reactor, which will bring the Sizewell estate right up to the border of this wildlife haven. The RSPB does not believe Sizewell is a suitable position for a new nuclear power station and we are yet to see the evidence in full which shows that wildlife and the reserve will be protected from the potential detrimental environmental impacts of Sizewell C. Now, during the fourth stage of public consultation, we want you to come down to the reserve so we can collectively declare to EDF that we all Love Minsmere.

We will be offering free entry on the day for everyone who RSVP's through Eventbrite and hosting a range of fun family activities and guided walks for everyone to enjoy. To add a party atmosphere we will be joined by a variety of local food and drink stalls who are also passionate about protecting Minsmere. The climax of the day will be at 1pm when we will all come together with one act of solidarity.

Sending a powerful message

We need to communicate the Love Minsmere message to EDF Energy in a powerful and clear way. To carry this out we will be creating the outline of the Love Minsmere love heart on Whin Hill at 1pm, one of the reserve’s most amazing viewpoints with the Sizewell estate in the background. To make this performance a successful and powerful visual reminder to EDF that we Love Minsmere, we need you, and 999 other Love Minsmere campaigners, to come down and take part"

The stge 4 consultation will run from July 18th until September 27th. We will put up details of the exhibitions and links to the documents once they are confirmed by EDF. We urge everyone to please submit their views and questions to the consultation. When it comes to opposing this monstrous carbuncle, every little helps!

EDF wiant to narrow the focus of the consultation to a few specific areas including transport and ecology. We do not have to agree to do so, and will ask them about other aspects of the development as we see fit.

Transport: There are a number of concerns about how materials and people will be transported in and out of Sizewell C. EDF had previously considered a range of strategies including marine-led, rail-led and road-led plans. In the third round of consultations EDF made clear that it was now only looking at rail-led or road-led strategies.

Environment: Environmental concerns about the nuclear power station focus on the RSPB Minsmere site and the Suffolk Coastal and Heaths AONB. Wildlife experts raised concerns at the start of the year that the station could have a "major adverse environmental impact" on the habitats at Minsmere including the loss of habitat for certain species as well as the disruption of wildlife during the construction process.

Accommodation: Concerns were raised in early 2017 about the proposed accommodation for 2,400 workers.

TASC Response: TASC is not surprised that there is to be a Stage 4 consultation as we and many others were gravely concerned about the lack of detail at Stage 3. However, it is TASC's view that the disruption that Sizewell C will cause on such a massive scale in the AONB and in the surrounding area of East Suffolk; that even with some major alterations it may still not be an acceptable development.Particularly with a view to habitat destruction, displacement of species, damage to the ecology of the area, and possible new roads, concern about lack of water supply and climate emergency. However, we will study EDF's further proposals and give them every consideration.

You are warmly invited to a free talk and debate with MARK COCKER, acclaimed naturalist, prize-winning author and Guardian columnist:

'FOR LOVE OF NATURE’ Thursday 28 February at 7 for 7.30pm, Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge IP12 4AU.

Hosted by Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth

Here in East Suffolk we are faced with a serious dilemma. Our treasured wildlife sites are threatened with proposals for major infrastructure projects, notably Sizewell C nuclear power station.

Come and find out how you can help to save Britain’s ever-dwindling wildlife before it’s too late.