Saturday, September 09, 2006

Knowsley council's slogan is "green, clean and proud of it"...

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The idiots of Knowsley council had a slogan a while back that stated ‘Green, Clean and proud of it”. One might struggle to see just how this noble statement actually develops in the real world. In fact, breath in the air of Kirkby, near the infamous polluting dump of Sonae (a factory which makes chipboard) and you might well choke on that particular slogan.

The Wrexham landfill site of Hafod Quarry, Johnstown is now the host to rubbish disposed by Knowsley council. The site is or was protected, and is a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ (SSSI) and plays host to great crested newts as well as being a place of beauty for local people. Homes are situated nearby. Local residents have been campaigning for years against the plans, but Wrexham council, like Knowsley council is prepared to ignore local people and give a warm welcome to polluting businesses.
The landfill protests are continuing, and if the people of Wales just sit back and let the English throw their rubbish in their land, things must be bad.
In reality, Knowsley council have wasted hundreds of millions of pounds which might have been put into a more comprehensive rubbish disposal system. Burying in landfills is cheap – that’s why Knowsley council have voted to continue along this road to environmental vandalism. Make no mistake; this is Knowsley council crapping on the people of Wales, treating them like second class citizens. The same council that has giant banners draped over the civic suite in Kirkby is now throwing the filth from Kirkby into another country. The same council that has handed out 2 separate bins and a plastic container to residents here now seems to have more rubbish than it can dispose of and dumps it in Wales.
It is tempting to suggest that we open up a landfill site for hypocritical councillors. Bury the polluters and stop the pollution maybe. Too be serious though, many councillors in Knowsley are making decisions but will dodge the consequences of them because they are not spring chickens. Regardless of whether any of us are here or not in 2050, the golden rule of any generation ought to be to make sure we leave the planet nice and clean for future generations.
New Labour, having wasted hundreds of billions on war and madcap schemes, are a party funded by sly corrupt devious rich people, who will have their hand in the rubbish disposal industry and will manipulate the law to make sure that working class people are forced to endure polluting industries from Sonae in Kirkby to this landfill site in Johnstown, Wrexham. The mafia ran/runs the lucrative rubbish disposal industry in the USA. All over the UK, the little people are bullied and harried by the combination of corrupt councils and devious businesses and we see our communities ‘developing’ with less green land and more pollution.
The Liverpool Times cannot stress the importance of environmental issues enough. Never mind the media myth about environmental campaigners being nutters, odds are a lot will be very well educated, more so that than the ranks of uneducated councillors who voted for this decision.


At Saturday, September 09, 2006 10:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burying in landfills is, I think, easy rather than cheap. If Knowsley took the trouble to set up a proper recycling scheme, then much of its waste now sent to landfill could be recovered and recycled or re-used, generating income which would offset the cost of the scheme. Overall, the cost of waste disposal for the council tax payer could be greatly reduced, and the people of Johnstown (the village closest to Hafod Quarry) saved from the detrimental environmental and health effects of landfill on their doorstep.

At Sunday, September 10, 2006 12:13:00 AM, Blogger dafad ddu said...

Does anyone know how much Mersey Waste spent on buying the Hafod?

At Sunday, September 10, 2006 8:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2003 MERSEYSIDE WASTE HOLDINGS made a pledge to the Audit commision which was investigating its poor waste management record,the pledge was that it would address its poor record of transporting and disposing if waste in different counties,now they just transport it to different countries !!!!


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