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


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

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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