We need a final £2,000 to fund the full range of expert reports that will form part of the Proof of Evidence we must hand over before the end of this month. This additional spend will enable us to present comprehensive and considered reports of a higher standard than otherwise, and in our judgement this will prove a sound investment and significantly strengthen our community’s case against Veolia.
We are at the same time saving money – and, we are advised by consultants and honestly believe, making a more powerful case – by NOT hiring experts to stand up and talk at the inquiry, but rather by doing that ourselves, with the genuine and evident passion that comes from being directly involved; but we still need this extra money to have the facts and the arguments available to us, guided by those consultants, and presented in a professional and appropriate way.
Think of it this way – if just 20 people could write a cheque for £100, we’d have all we need. If you can do this, then it’s just 19 more… If you can help us again, we’d welcome your cheques please, made out to Long Leys Residents’ Association, to Chris Taylor at 32 Albion Close, Lincoln LN1 1ED. I’d be happy to call and collect, if that’s easier for you.
With grateful thanks, as ever –
CHRIS TAYLOR (StopVeolia)
PS Once we have submitted our evidence on 30 January to the Planning Inspector, we will be able to share more detail on our case. We hope you can appreciate why it is not possible to publish information at the moment.