Wind turbine meeting for Deanburn Primary School parents and carers

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questions about the defunct wind turbine at Deanburn Primary School in Bo’ness will be put to Falkirk Council’s head of educational resources by the parent council next week.

They have organised a meeting on Thursday, June 14, at 5.30pm in the school, to which parents and carers of pupils are invited.

The £40,000 turbine stopped working in November 2006 after a part fell off, just 15 months after the £3m eco-school opened.

Last autumn it emerged the turbine had effectively been decommissioned, after its manufacturer went into receivership and new safety recommendations suggested similar turbines needed a large exclusion zone.

The school community now wishes to consider other renewable energy options like solar power.

Parent council chairwoman Gail Nash said: “The wind turbine was our source of renewable energy and we really want to explore what else can be done.”