First, our most sincere thanks to all who have given money to help us fight Veolia. As I write this, our online fundraising site has received close to £2,800, and to add to that we have received nearly a thousand pounds worth of cheques. To date the total Stop Veolia Legal Fund is around £3,700. See the Fund Status on the long-leys.org website.
That’s remarkable, and we’re grateful – but we estimate we need £10,000. And we need to demonstrate by the date of our public meeting at St Faiths C of E Infant School (6:15pm Wednesday 20 September – see separate article) that we are in a position to hire the experts we need to fight this increasingly technical battle. We need to see the money coming in faster – please help us.
We need funds to commission expert reports on subjects like noise or odour. We need funds to seek legal advice on the processes. And we need funds to hire a barrister to speak for us at the public inquiry. And more…
Why? You can be certain that Veolia will have expert legal representation, and if we want to counter the legal and technical arguments they will present, we need to meet strength with strength. At a public inquiry – where this business will be resolved – so many of these legal elements provide enormous pitfalls for the unwary; we need a barrister who can challenge them with confidence and vigour, as Veolia will seek to challenge us.
But it’s expensive.
Please help today by donating online at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stopveoliainlincoln – you can give anonymously if you prefer, and the amount you give doesn’t need to be visible either – or you can simply write a cheque to Long Leys Residents Association, whichever is easier for you. Contact email@example.com for an address to mail your cheque.
Please support us with a donation today, and please encourage your neighbours and friends to support the appeal as well. We only have one chance to win this.
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