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MBAG IS NOW IN ABEYANCE

Arrangements have been made to put MBAG in abeyance as from 1 July 2017, in accordance with the wishes of the membership. MBAG’s Committee has been dissolved, and the Northumberland and Newcastle Society has kindly agreed to act as custodian of our assets and records. If not revived by 1 July 2022, MBAG itself will be dissolved with no further action required, and the Northumberland and Newcastle Society will assume absolute ownership of MBAG’s funds, and will dispose of MBAG’s records as they see fit.

Until 30 June 2022, residents of Belford and Middleton Parish may apply to the Northumberland and Newcastle Society to revive MBAG in order to oppose inappropriate wind turbine development in the area of Belford.  A minimum of five residents of Belford and Middleton Parish will be required for any application to revive MBAG to be valid, and the revived organisation will be required to adopt the essence of MBAG’s aim, policy and purpose. The Northumberland and Newcastle Society will decide on the validity of any application to revive MBAG, and its decision will be final.

In announcing this step to members, the Chairman, Chris Craddock, said:

“I am enormously grateful for the support and encouragement our members have given your Committee, and will always be immensely proud of your magnificent achievement in defeating the Belford Burn and Middleton Burn windfarm proposals, both of which seriously threatened our village. I am also extremely grateful to your Committee for the support they have given me, as your Chairman, over the past six years. I think we are all justified in feeling a sense of satisfaction at a job well done. Thank you all.”