People living in a community near Oswestry have launched a letter- writing campaign protesting against controversial plans to erect a high voltage power line in the surrounding countryside.
The residents of Bwlch-y-cibau, in a valley near Llanfyllin, last night put pen to paper to voice their concerns over the proposals by National Grid.
Many people feel there has been a lack of consultation over the proposed route.
Individuals and families turned up at the Stumble Inn pub to write protest letters against the preferred route for the line to connect Mid Wales windfarms to the National Grid.
A spokesman for the organisers of the letter writing event said many people felt there had been a lack of consultation over the proposed route.
Others questioned the efficiency of wind farms.
National Grid had originally said the northern route of the 400,000 volt electricity line it wants to erect between a planned substation in Cefn Coch, near Oswestry, and the north to south line that runs through Shropshire, should go through the Meifod Valley.
But it has announced that instead, the route might now climb north through Bwlch-y-cibau and Peniarth in Powys.
The locally-organised protest group, Brawd – brother in Welsh – organised the letter writing evening at the pub so people could voice any concerns.
Chairman, Dave Ward, said there had been a steady stream of people turning up and writing letters and filling in the National Grid response forms.
“Letters have been written to Powys County Council, our MP and our Assembly Member,” he said.
“Many letter writers object to the lack of consultation over the route and also to the inefficiency of the wind farms that, if built, will lead to the need for the pylons.
“Without the wind farms there will be no need for the pylons.”