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CELEBRATIONS JULY 27 AND CONGRATULATIONS

EventsPosted by Cathy Wed, July 23, 2014 21:26:17

CELEBRATIONS SUNDAY JULY 27TH

There will be celebrations of the decision against the incinerator

on SUNDAY JULY 27TH from 3.00 p.m.

at The Harrier pub and hall, at High View (Hilltop), South Hatfield.

We hope it will be good weather, and so we can celebrate on the grassy area outside.

There will be a band, DJ and bouncy castle.

There will be some barbecue burgers and bangers to buy, but you may like to bring a picnic. The pub will be open to buy drinks.

Please bring a picnic rug or folding chairs.

Everyone is welcome – thousands of you contributed to the successful outcome of the campaign.

If you can offer any entertainment (free), please contact Mark Lampert on lampert.mark@gmail.com

Congratulations to everyone who contributed in any way to the campaign against an incinerator at New Barnfield.

That includes:-

  • The 6000 people and organisations who sent in objections to Veolia’s Planning Application
  • The thousands of people and organisations who sent objections to the Waste Sites Plan, in 3 separate consultations, and to the Environment Agency consultations and Waste Core Strategy consultations.
  • The 1000 people who marched to the Town Centre in Sept 2011
  • Everyone who turned out to protests, some of you many times over
  • Everyone who signed petitions or wrote letters
  • Everyone who attended Veolia’s exhibition and drop-in sessions, or Environment Agency meetings
  • Everyone who spoke at or attended Campaign Public Meetings, Meetings called by Colney Heath and North Mymms parish councils, meetings of HCC and its committees, meetings of the Herts Waste Partnership, the HCC Planning Meeting, the Public Inquiry, or the Waste Core Strategy and Waste Sites Hearings
  • Those who represented residents on Veolia’s so-called “community engagement” group
  • Everyone who delivered leaflets, many of you many times over
  • Everyone who collected signatures at stalls, many of you many times over and in all weathers
  • Those who designed and produced leaflets, forms, posters, banners and placards
  • Those who took photographs, of our activities or of the blimp
  • Those who set up and ran our website
  • Those who provided venues for meetings, often free of charge
  • Those who provided mobile sound, loaned and set up gazebos, provided Zumba and disco
  • Those who provided transport, including free buses
  • The committee of Hatfield Against Incineration, which has been organising the campaign since 2009 – Simon, Sheila, Kieran, Cathy, Paul, Adrienne, David, Val, Barry and Roy, and others who have been on the committee
  • The members of New Barnfield Action Fund, including the leaders of the local political parties, reps of town and borough council and North Mymms Green Belt society, the editor of WHTimes, the treasurer, secretary Paul Zukowskyj, and the chair, M.P. Grant Shapps
  • The organisations who were members of NBAF and whose financial support was crucial for NBAF at the Public Inquiry – Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Hatfield Town Council, North Mymms Parish Council, North Mymms Green Belt Society
  • The organisations who were rule 6 parties at the Public Inquiry, including Gascoyne Cecil Estates (Hatfield House), English Heritage, WHBC, and New Barnfield Action Fund – and their witnesses and legal teams, including the barrister for NBAF and Gascoyne Cecil Estates, Hugh Richards.
  • All those people and organisations who gave donations to HAI or to NBAF, to finance the campaign activities and to finance the Public Inquiry.
  • St Albans District Council, for their donation towards WHBC’s Inquiry costs
  • Herts WithOut Waste, especially for all their research on environmental and cost issues, and for presenting their case at the Public Inquiry
  • Welwyn Hatfield Friends of the Earth, especially for all their research, for presenting their case at the Public Inquiry, and for being stalwarts in collecting signatures at stalls
  • Welham Green Residents’ Association, Brookmans Park Residents’ Association, Old Hatfield Community Forum and Ellenbrook Residents’ Association, for all their support, especially in meetings and in leafleting. Also the Colney Heath campaign group.
  • UK Without Incineration Network and its organisers for helping campaigners through each step of the process and giving us information and support
  • Hatfield TC Community News, local papers and local radio and T.V. for giving us publicity, especially Welwyn Hatfield Times for its Inferno campaign. Those who gave us national publicity in The Times and BBC London news.
  • Those Herts County Councillors who have supported us, that is, the Liberal/Democrat, Labour and Green county councillors and a few Welwyn Hatfield Conservative councillors. In particular congratulations to those county councillors elected to represent Central Hatfield and South Hatfield in May 2013, Maureen Cook and Paul Zukowskyj.
  • The families of those people most intensely involved in the detail of the campaign – for giving support when some campaigners were spending vast amounts of time on the campaign at the expense of ordinary life!


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CELEBRATIONS!

EventsPosted by Cathy Wed, July 09, 2014 17:21:44

CELEBRATIONS ON SUNDAY JULY 27

At High View (Hilltop), South Hatfield

From 3 p.m.

At The Harrier pub and hall, and on the Grassed Area.

So please keep this date free, and lets have a celebration!

Everyone is welcome.

Further details will be posted later.

(If you can offer any entertainment – free - please contact Mark Lampert direct, or use the info@hatfield-anti-incineration.co.uk contact email)

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There will also be celebrations at Welham Green Memorial Hall in Station Road, Welham Green, this Saturday, July 12th, from 8 p.m. “Heads Up” band will be playing. Tickets from Peter Wrighton of Welham Green Residents Association. 01707/690735.



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DON'T FORGET - TUESDAY OCT 22ND 5.30 AT FIELDER CENTRE

EventsPosted by Cathy Fri, October 18, 2013 18:59:07

ANTI-INCINERATOR CAMPAIGNERS

URGE RESIDENTS TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL EVENING SESSION

OF THE NEW BARNFIELD PUBLIC INQUIRY

AT THE FIELDER CENTRE FROM 5.30 p.m on TUESDAY OCT 22ND.

The Public Inquiry into the proposed incinerator at New Barnfield begins its sixth and final week on Tuesday Oct 22nd.

There will be a special evening session on Tuesday Oct 22nd at the Fielder Centre on the Hatfield Business Park, starting at 6 p.m. New Barnfield Action Fund are asking everyone opposed to the proposed incinerator to meet outside from 5.30 p.m., bringing their own banners and placards, before going in to listen to the Inquiry.

Speakers will include Grant Shapps M.P.; county, borough, town and parish councillors; and some residents who wish to make specific points.

This is a very important opportunity for residents to show the strength of their opposition to the incinerator plan and to the harm it would do to people and the environment.



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ANOTHER DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

EventsPosted by Cathy Mon, September 02, 2013 11:26:44
Tuesday October 22nd is now very likely to be the date of the evening session of the Public Inquiry. Exact time and venue not yet announced, but provisionally 6-10 p.m. at Fielder Centre on Hatfield Business Park.
Members of the public can speak at this session, or during one of the day sessions (probably during the fifth week of the Inquiry, Oct 15-18).
Anyone wishing to speak should give their name to the Inquiry officer, Graham Groom, of Persona, 01403/219899. Inform him as soon as possible, but the Inspector has discretion to accept speakers later. Speakers are asked to write a 1-2 page version of what they want to say, and submit it to Graham Groom, preferably in advance.
grahamgroom@personaassociates.co.uk

PLEASE PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY.
COME TO GIVE SUPPORT TO SPEAKERS
AND SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED INCINERATOR.


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PUBLIC INQUIRY STARTS SEPT 10TH

EventsPosted by Cathy Tue, August 13, 2013 17:50:22
BUSES TO THE PROTEST AND THE PUBLIC INQUIRY ON SEPTEMBER 10TH

Special buses will go to the Fielder Centre on September 10th.
The buses will start at Brookmans Park at about 8.30 a.m.
They will pick up at:
Welham Green Memorial Hall,
opposite Millwards in South Hatfield
at the Hilltop (High View)
at the Town Centre (Market Place),
to arrive at the Fielder Centre in time for a protest at 9.30 a.m..

To book a place please contact Jenny of Routemasterhire on 01707/276066.

A small donation will be expected on the bus, please.

PLEASE MAKE PLACARDS AND BANNERS FOR THE PROTEST

The public can then go in to listen to the Inquiry, which starts at 10 a.m.
Please come to the protest even if you cannot stay for the Inquiry.

There will be an evening session of the Inquiry, at which residents can speak. Date of this is not yet known (possibly in one of the October weeks of the Inquiry).













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JUNE 6TH PRE-INQUIRY MEETING

EventsPosted by Cathy Sun, May 05, 2013 09:12:30

PRE-INQUIRY MEETING THURSDAY JUNE 6TH

This meeting will be at 11 a.m. at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield Business Park, AL10 9TP. (Off roundabout on A1001, Comet Way)

At the meeting the independent planning inspector will explain, to the Rule 6 parties and other interested people, the exact procedure of the inquiry to be held in September.

We ask all those opposed to an incinerator to show the strength of your continuing opposition.

Please join a gathering outside the Fielder Centre, prior to the meeting, at 10.15 a.m. Please bring banners and placards.

There will be room for 100 members of the public to go in at 11 a.m. and listen to the meeting itself, and there will be an overflow room. This meeting will be about procedure: there will not be a debate of the issues.

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LITTER PICK AT BUNCHLEYS POND SUNDAY MARCH 17TH

EventsPosted by Cathy Tue, March 12, 2013 18:33:22
If you would like to help clean away litter from around Bunchleys Pond, please come along on Sunday March 17th at 11 a.m.
Please wear old clothes and protective gloves.

The footpath from South Hatfield to Bunchleys Pond starts on the right, just after you have crossed the curly bridge over Southway, walking in the direction of Southfield School and New Barnfield.

The footpath to Bunchleys Pond is the first section of a Nature Walk between South Hatfield and Welham Green.

The footpath has recently been approved as an official right of way.
Please come along and help to keep the area attractive and litter-free.

There is now a campaign to claim the Bunchleys Pond area as a Village Green. If you have used this area for recreation in the last 25 years, please contact Mark Lampert
at bunchleys@gmail.com. Maybe you have used the area near the pond for picnics, or fishing, or kite-flying, or just for enjoying nature. If so, you can help by filling in a simple form.







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PROTEST V INCINERATOR JAN 24 2013

EventsPosted by Cathy Wed, January 16, 2013 10:27:49

PROTEST

AGAINST AN INCINERATOR

IN HATFIELD

THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH 7.00 p.m.

OUTSIDE WILLIAM CECIL MEMORIAL HALL,

(corner of French Horn Lane,

opposite Market Place in Hatfield Town Centre)

Please bring banners and placards

and torches and lanterns (as it will be dark)

The Environment Agency is consulting the public on their intention to grant an operating permit for an incinerator at New Barnfield

The Environment Agency is holding drop-in sessions at the Memorial Hall

on Wed Jan 23 and Thurs Jan 24 , 2.00 - 8.00 p.m.

PLEASE GO TO A DROP-IN SESSION before or after the protest

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Tell the Environment Agency why they should not give a permit to an incinerator

close to a school for children with special needs, people’s homes, and wildlife areas.

It is not acceptable for the Environment Agency to permit:

NOISE, affecting the school especially

DANGEROUS EMISSIONS into the air we breathe

DESTRUCTIVE CHEMICALS on our wildlife sites

ODOUR, affecting people working, living or taking recreation near the incinerator

HUGE CARBON EMISSIONS, adding to global warming

LOW ENERGY EFFICIENCY, using resources for a small output of electricity

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The Environment Agency consultation closes on Feb 8th.

Please respond to the consultation:

On line

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/portal/permits/app/new/barnfield

or write to

Environment Agency, Permit Support Centre, P.O.Box 4209, Sheffield S9 9BS.

quoting the consultation number: EA/EPR/MP3637FL/A001

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www.hatfield-anti-incineration.co.uk

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