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CCT ‘shocked’ at Dudbridge funding loss

The Cotswold Canals Trust was said to be ‘shocked and frustrated’ that although it came second in the recent British Gas Energyshare scheme to win funding for its Dudbridge Locks hydro plan, it was passed over in the final selection. The winning projects were ranked 3rd, 4th, 15th, 17th and 23rd in public votes.

“Anyone visiting the Energyshare website would have understood that the public vote effectively chose who got funded””, said CCT chief executive Ken Burgin. “The small print did indeed give Energshare the right to select the finalists, but we assumed this gave them the opportunity to reject non-viable schemes.  Instead, they used this to pick who they fancied with scant regard for public support.

“If they wanted to do this, they should have done it before wasting everyone’s time and pointlessly raising everyone’s hopes.”   

Friday 23 March  | Andrew Denny  | 4.47pm, Friday 23 March 2012

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