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Incinerator News

  • 2014
    • Council is told to ‘buy King’s Lynn incinerator site so it can’t be built’ 29-04-2014

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    • King’s Lynn incinerator win fuels fight against similar Canadian plan 15-04-2014

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    • Norfolk incinerator inquiry sparks criticism from both sides 15-04-2014

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    • Incinerator defeated 14-04-2014

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    • Government department says it is still looking at King’s Lynn incinerator plan 08-04-2014

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    • Norfolk County Council ends King’s Lynn incinerator contract 07-04-2014

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    • Campaigners hail community power as the King’s Lynn incinerator is scrapped 07-04-2014

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    • End it now: MPs urge councillors to kill off King’s Lynn incinerator at extraordinary meeting 29-03-2014

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    • Date set for new council vote on King’s Lynn incinerator 21-03-2014

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    • Minister accused of ‘wholly unreasonable’ delay on King’s Lynn incinerator decision 10-03-2014

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    • Norfolk County councillor quits Labour group in protest at incinerator proposals 27-02-2014

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    • CROSS-PARTY GROUP TO CALL ANOTHER COUNTY COUNCIL EGM TO TERMINATE THE WILLOWS INCINERATOR CONTRACT 13-02-2014

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    • ‘We must scrap the King’s Lynn incinerator’, say councillors 13-02-2014

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    • Government delays planning decision on King’s Lynn incinerator 13-01-2014

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  • 2013
    • Candles burn to stop Incinerator 31-12-2013

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    • Government calls for new comments on King’s Lynn incinerator scheme 06-12-2013

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    • INCINERATOR - ‘Work’ on burner site not worth digging into 14-08-2013

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    • Council puts incinerator decision on back burner 18-06-2013

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    • INCINERATOR - Axe the burner now, Tory councillor demands 16-06-2013

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  • 2012
    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: MP to raise issue of public purse paying for Cory’s legal bill 12-12-2012

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    • Calendar to help King’s Lynn incinerator battle 07-12-2012

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    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: Opening scenes of pre-inquiry 29-11-2012

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INCINERATOR: WANTED - A FULL EXPLANATION

11th March 2011 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

TODAY we lay down the challenge to our political representatives.

Nine Conservative members of the West Norfolk Borough Council, who are due to face the voters at elections in May, also sit on the Norfolk County Council, whose cabinet this week voted to press ahead with their plans for the Lynn incinerator – in the face of massive public opposition.

One of them, Harry Humphrey, even voted in favour of the plans in his capacity as a cabinet member, while another, David Harwood, abstained in the vote.

Other councillors, such as Spellowfields ward member Brian Long and former mayor Michael Langwade have only come out against the plans in recent weeks as opposition has continued to mount.

From the rest of them, however, the silence is deafening.

These people are there to represent the views of those who put them there – you, the voters, our readers.

As long as they either remain silent or ignore the wishes of those they are supposed to serve, they are guilty of dereliction of their most basic duty as a holder of public office.

They need to state clearly and openly where they stand on the incinerator issue and, if they are in favour, why they are prepared to ignore more than 65,000 people they claim to serve.

It is not just in the West Norfolk borough that county councillors will face the voters. In the neighbouring Breckland district, county cabinet member Ann Steward plus her colleagues Ian Monson and Mark Kiddle-Morris are also due to face the electorates of their wards in May.

Whichever ward you live in, if you believe, like the tens of thousands of “No” voters the county council is wrong, polling day on Thursday May 5, is your opportunity to stand up and say “no more”.

The time for answers is long overdue. The message to our councillors is simple – explain yourselves or go.

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