Shock! Horror! as the headline writers have it. Veolia has decided to hold a public meeting, and has sent out a few emails advising people of this. Did you receive one?
It’s taken a while. We’ve been pushing for this since November last year, and the company’s consistent response has been to refuse. Just a month ago, after their ‘Open Day’, they felt that this flawed event – attended by 14 residents – would serve the community better than a public meeting.
But after reflecting on this for a month, they’ve finally decided it’s not such a bad idea after all. You will now have the chance to meet them face to face and put your concerns.
Or is it because we planned our own public meeting and invited them to attend? (That meeting will still happen; see below.) By the by, not one of those we invited or informed about our meeting – that’s Veolia’s Keith McGurk, Victoria Cooper, Chris Okenyi, or (copied for information) Cheryl Kidd – has responded in any way to our invitation. Never mind.
It’ll be interesting to see how they publicise this. Running true to course, they’ll send out a few emails, and then claim that the low turnout reflects that the community is entirely happy with their plans. But just maybe this time they’ll do it properly. We know you’ll want to be there, aiming to get sensible answers to all our questions.
The public meeting we’re organising – with councillors, MP, hopefully planners etc. – WILL still go ahead, mid September. With or without Veolia, it’ll be a valuable occasion to plan for the appeal we need to fight with vigour. We’ll be sure to let you know where and when.
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See our website for details of our fundraising page – please help us pay for a proper defence at the Public Inquiry. We know you care, but now it’s gone beyond names on a petition…
Thanks – CHRIS TAYLOR (email@example.com)