Song of the golden gantry

We are wind stealers,
sun thieves,
We are Reapers of Light.

We claw in each whisper
we harvest the light.

We build up a store
To hold fast, when the night,
falls hard on our greed
and puts wisdom to flight.

Jon Hamp 2019

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Wind array trial consultation now closed

Thanks for all input to the preliminary wind array consultation, which is now closed. We’ll publish a summary of overall results shortly and share it with the local authority.

You’re still welcome to contact us by email with any comments or queries about this or any other matters: kelstonroundhill@gmail.com.

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Keynsham paper writes up Kelston wind array trial

Thanks to TheWeekIn, which circulates 16,000 copies in Keynsham, for a thoughtful write-up on the wind array trial – see p13.

The consultation will run to 13 Nov; then we’ll take stock.

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Roundhill renewables update 28 Oct 2019

The prototype wind vane installation on Kelston Roundhill is performing well in present weather, although they’re still not yet connected to the farm irrigation system and the Old Barn. We’re still in B&NES’ pre-planning advice process about the renewables installation.

Many thanks to those who have responded so far to the consultation about this. This will remain open for two more weeks until Wed 13 Nov. So if you haven’t yet responded and would still like to please do.

We’ve had useful feedback from the process already. The designers have in particular taken on board feedback about sun reflection from certain angles on sunny evenings. They have agreed to paint the blades with a matt finish, in a neutral grey colour, to address the issue. The plan is for the turbines to remain static until this work is completed.

Work has meanwhile started on construction of a stone storage shed which could house electrical equipment such as battery.

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Art from the heart: Bath artists’ images for sale for the RUH

This painting Early Evening Above Richens Orchard by Peter Brown, with Kelston Roundhill top right, is one of several being auctioned for the benefit of the local hospital – more info here. 

Fundraising Auction

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Now being trialled: Spinetic wind array

 

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Kelston (just): nice pic from the Kelston Laureate

Photo by Jon Hamp, via Instagram

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