2 July 2011

Mr Mustard supports the Pinkham Way Alliance

Below is a reprint of a blog from the Pinkham Way Incinerator blog.

Mr Mustard is not in favour of Barnet Council & NLWA's rubbish proposals.

It would be simpler and less disruptive to each of the 7 boroughs if they each dealt with their own waste locally. Putting one super-sized plant just off Pinkham Way is idiotic.

Mr Mustard is showing his support by sending £100 by bank transfer today.

Pinkham Way Alliance want your dosh

"Donations needed to stop a waste plant in our community"

"The Pinkham Way Alliance is leading the fight against plans to build a massive waste treatment plant in our community, on the woodland just east of the junction of the North Circular and Colney Hatch Lane.

"We need money to employ specialist lawyers, and planning, traffic and environmental experts, to deal with the highly technical aspects of our objections to the North London Waste Plan and the North London Waste Authority’s recent planning application.

"In addition to considerable outlay by Pinkham Way Alliance members, a small number of initial donations have helped pay for leaflet printing, and for preliminary advice from lawyers specialising in planning.

"Our fighting fund now needs a considerable boost so that we can present the strongest possible arguments, based on expert assessments of complex planning documents, to challenge the proposals through each stage of a lengthy planning process. This could cost tens of thousands of pounds over the coming months - but, without professional assistance, our chances of winning will be slim. We will of course continue to minimise costs as best we can by drawing on voluntary expertise available to us locally..

"We are asking you to donate generously so that we can preserve the unique nature of our local area, and protect the health of all its residents. The public bodies that have steered this proposal without making sure that those whose lives it will affect most understood what was emerging must not be left unchallenged to do as they please. They appear to be united in their intention to go ahead with this huge facility, and if they are successful, we will then be left in the hands of a huge and commercially motivated waste contractor for decades.

"We have no choice but to organise and fund this campaign ourselves, so please give what you can, using one of the methods below:
  • Pay into PWA account at HSBC: sort code 40-04-37, account number 81689320
  • By PayPal
  • Write a cheque or postal order payable to Pinkham Way Alliance Ltd and send it to Pinkham Way Alliance, c/o Hollickwood School, Sydney Road, Muswell Hill, London N10 2NL
  • See full donation information on our Pinkham Way Alliance and Pinkham Panthers websites.
"If you can send some money now or even set up a small monthly payment, that would be fantastic; whatever you can afford is valuable. Also, if you're able to help fund the costs of specific advice - for example, relating to a traffic assessment - but would ike to be directly involved in engaging experts and overseeing the work, that would be welcomed; please get in touch.

"We will, of course, keep you updated about how money donated to Pinkham Way Alliance is being spent.

"Meanwhile, please keep spreading the word to friends and neighbours. The more of us to collaborate, the stronger we’ll be.

Yours frugally
Mr Mustard

1 comment:

  1. Barnet Friends of the Earth is apparently pushing for waste reductions of 50% by 2020, which would presumably remove the need for this place.


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