Donation by nuke dump campaigners

Money presented to QMC from Fulbeck villagers. 381C
Money presented to QMC from Fulbeck villagers. 381C

THE bulk of a fighting fund set up 25 years ago by protestors battling proposals to dump low level nuclear waste under a disused airfield near Sleaford has been passed to charity.

LAND (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Against Nuclear Dumping) was a collection of local residents around Fulbeck Airfield who campaigned from 1986 to 1987 against Government agency Nirex, considering it as a nuclear waste dump. The Conservative Government eventually scrapped the plan on May 1 1987.

Campaigner Brenda Gilman, of Fulbeck said they raised quite a lot of money from various functions including raffling off a car. Some was spent fighting injunctions taken against LAND members. She said: “We were determined to win and conducted our campaign with dignity.”

Finally, last week the decision was taken to donate £1,000 to Nottingham University Hospitals Trust. Some has been held back in case the site is revisited.