Thursday, November 02, 2006

These people run Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

There are nine members of Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority's board. They're all councillors from five different Mersey councils, which own MWDA. In turn, MWDA wholly owns Mersey Waste Disposal. It is, therefore, in their power to stop dumping their waste in Hafod.

We have already heard from Liberal Democrat Cllr Berni Turner, of Liverpool, who has criticised the decision to dump in Johnstown. She says that the four Labour councillors and sole Tory councillor are promoting the landfill dumping in Wales while the four Liberal Democrats are opposed.

If you wish to contact these people, please be polite. Some may be opposed to the dumping, others will simply not be aware of it (some were only co-opted onto the board in the past six months). If they do not respond, then we will have to make sure our message reaches them more directly.

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Councillor Bob Swann (Deputy Chairman) (Lab)
Tel: 0151 487 8974

Liverpool City Council

Councillor Paula Keaveney (Lib Dem)
Tel: 0151 494 0341

Councillor Nick Small (Lab)
Tel: 0151 225 2366

Councillor Berni Turner (Lib Dem)
Tel: 0151 225 2352

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Councillor Dave Crowther (Lib Dem - no picture)
Tel: 01925 290 232

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Councillor D Tattersall (Lib Dem - no picture)
Tel: 01704 225877

Councillor K Cluskey (Chairman) (Lab - no picture)
Tel: 0151 920 3704

Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

Councillor J Salter (Lab)
Tel: 0151 638 1364

Councillor S Moseley (Cons)
Tel: 07785 182536


At Friday, November 03, 2006 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Fairy cross the Mersey said...

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At Friday, November 03, 2006 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous watcherandthetower said...


More sepia people for the collection ):


At Friday, November 03, 2006 4:48:00 PM, Blogger dafad ddu said...

The next Mersey Waste Disposal Authority meeting is on Friday, 17 November at 2pm.

Anyone wanting to raise a question can write to

Carl Beer
17 North John Street
L2 5QY

not later than 5pm on the preceding Friday, i.e. the 10th. Each question must give the name and address of the

At Friday, November 03, 2006 6:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a slight problem with this plan Hafod.
Ok, so you are going to talk to MWDA bosses and councillors and hopefully persuade them not to send their rubbish to be dumped here. MWH will then be forced to take waste from any source that wants to send their crap in order to remain profitable.
It won't stop dumping at Hafod. It will make better for the enviroment but will just prolong the life of the landfill.

At Friday, November 03, 2006 9:25:00 PM, Anonymous Tony Lloyd said...

Carwyn needs to get his finger out and do the right thing. What's the hold up? What's he scared of? Are those Mersey labour councillors his pals or something?

Hopefully MWH will then be pushed into taking responsibility for their own waste soon. CLOSE HAFOD!

At Saturday, November 04, 2006 8:04:00 PM, Blogger Blodwen Fleer said...

Well, I've sent emails to the five who think it's ok to dump their rubbish onto us. If I hear anything from any of them I'll let you know.

Oops, Bob Swann's has come back. Obviously harder to contact!

At Sunday, November 05, 2006 3:45:00 PM, Blogger dafad ddu said...


At Tuesday, November 07, 2006 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Blodwen Fleer said...

Below is the email and reply sent to Nick Small.
He obviously thinks it's a matter for us to sort out rather than accept any responsibility for his filthy team of Labour party chums.

(Reply from Nick Small)

The Hafod site is operated by Mersey Waste Holdings, which, although a subsidiary of the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA), operates at arm's length from the MWDA.

In general terms, I think everyone wants to minimise waste and maximise waste reuse and recycling, but there's till a problem with residual waste, which is why landfill still has a role, albeit a significantly diminished one.

I note your comments on the proximity to houses and a school, as well as the problems you report around traffic. I don't know the area as well as you, but these are factors which should have been dealt with as part of the planning permission for the site and in terms of environmental health, both of which are services provided by your (democratically elected) local authority.

I'm not a nationalist, so obvious don't agree with your colonial comments, which I think represent a rather simplistic view of the situation.



Sent: 04 November 2006 10:52
Subject: Hafod Landfill

Hello Mr.Small,

I am writing to ask why MWH feels that it is dealing responsibly with it's
waste by using the Hafod site in Johnstown to dump it's waste? As a local
person living near the site I and many others are outraged at the colonial
attitude of merely shifting your waste issues to a neighbouring country to
offset your quotas.

The site is close to houses and a school and has a protected SACs area
within it's boundary which cannot remain unaffected by years of waste being
deposited there.

We urge you therefore, to seek an alternative to driving the waste all the
way to Hafod,when waste could be managed better in the area it was created.
Drivers have been approaching the site from the wrong direction by coming
down Bangor Road, passing the school,and this is a blatant disregard of the
licence agreement not to affect the community.

Like all councils, Wrexham is seeking to deal responsibly with it's waste
and is striving to increase it's recycled goods record, hafod undermines
this effort and makes a mockerery of the goodwill recycling involves from

At Wednesday, November 08, 2006 8:24:00 PM, Anonymous watcherandthetower said...


This bloke is obviously called Mr Small because of his brain size.



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