Thanks to everyone who came to visit our stand at the Shepperton Fair on Saturday and to all who kindly donated to our fighting fund, which is growing fast!
Many residents we spoke to were shocked to discover that an incinerator is coming to town - so many people still don't know the threat that Eco Park poses to the health & wellbeing of our community. Surprise is quickly followed by anger and incredulity that our Council is allowing this to happen. Surrey has a big fight on its hands.
Please help spread the word to friends & neighbours, email all the the councillors to let them know you're angry and please do support our fighting fund. Surrey are banking on the fact that the people of Spelthorne don't care enough to stop this. We know better!
Here's what you can do
1. Email your local Spelthorne Borough Councillors here and demand that they support residents with a Judicial Review. There is no better way for your taxes to be spent - once the incinerator is here we will be blighted by a chimney taller than Nelson's Column belching toxic fumes over our schools and homes. And by then it will be too late.
2. Email our MP Kwasi Kwarteng and ask for him to demand that this Planning Decision is 'called in' by the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles.
3. Email the Surrey Councillors and tell them what you think of their ill-judged decision.
4. Please donate to our fighting fund - see above. We had hoped it wouldn't come to this, but we now need to start getting lawyers involved. Which costs. We have a great case but we need your support and every penny raised will be used to fight the incinerator.
5. Spread the word. Unbelievably, local people are still totally unaware that a huge incinerator is about to be built on the site of the tip at Charlton Lane. Join our Facebook group, tell your friends, family and neighbours. Together we can stop this.
See the report on cancer mortality in towns near incinerators at losra.org and here. http://news.newclear.server279.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/1-s2-0-S0160412012002279-mainIncindeaths.pdf
And here's the report on house prices with an incinerator in the postcode expected to drop by around 18%* - an average of £64,000** in Shepperton once work on the site begins.
*http://virginiawater.co.uk/protect/images/economic_impact.pdf **Rightmove, average house price in Shepperton June 2013