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- 68% OF THE WASTE COULD BE    TREATED FOR A THIRD OF THE

  COST  OF BURNING!

  Help Stop the £1.6 Billion Burner
in Worcestershire, we can not afford it!

- STILL NO FINAL BUSINESS    CASE AVAILABLE

- NO COST COMPARISONS   WITH CHEAPER PREFERRED   OPTIONS

- NO OVERALL LIFETIME COSTS

- WASTE LEVELS ARE FALLING

- INCINERATION OVER   CAPACITY GROWS.

   Shropshire have a short fall    of 30% on their incinerator     already, costing them extra

- WASTE BUDGET FIGURES ARE    NOT AVAILABLE   

- THERE IS NO AVAILABLE   TRANSPORT PLAN

- BUT at total of £170 MILLION    TO BE   SLASHED FROM    COUNCIL   BUDGETS OVER    THE NEXT 7 YEARS (2010-    2017).  


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PARISH COUNCIL EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, 20
th AUGUST 2014 – 7PM – PARISH HALL

PLEASE ATTEND AND SUPPORT US
 
As you may recall at the EGM in February 2014, the Parish Council voted to support both WAIL and HWAG by setting aside £15,000 to support the continued fight against the incinerator.  Certain of those funds have already been used to pay WAIL’s advisers’ costs, but it is with much regret that we have to report that the Parish Council is now considering whether to withdraw the funds remaining and may decide to refuse to pay advisers’ fees from HWAG which remain outstanding.  This work was done in liaison with WAIL and therefore meets the terms of the EGM vote.
We are STRONGLY challenging the Parish Council’s interpretation of what was agreed at that meeting.

Members of HWAG have worked tirelessly on your behalf, have used their own funds, and also devoted an enormous amount of their time to fighting on your behalf.  They care passionately about the village and know that you do too.  There is now a strong possibility that the residents will be left with a bill of £4,800 to pay – this is outrageous and we are asking for your support once again and urge you to come along to this Extraordinary General Meeting.  We have never needed your support more.

It cannot be right that the Parish Council should now decide to withdraw these funds and that your campaign group should be left stranded with a large bill to pay.


THE FIGHT AGAINST THE PROPOSED WORCESTERSHIRE MASS BURN INCINERATOR CONTINUES

Members of HWAG continue to work tirelessly on behalf of your community to fight against this proposed incinerator, and meet weekly to review and progress issues.  

We continue to review the possibility of applying for a Judicial Review but are also considering other alternatives and potential challenges against Worcestershire County Council.   After taking advice from professional bodies, we are confident that this fight is far from over and there are still many avenues for us to pursue.  

Members of HWAG recently visited County Hall to review the Council’s accounts, which are made available for public inspection for a 3 week period each year.   The Group came away with many concerns surrounding the Council’s budgets and were delighted to read that these same concerns were reflected in the Worcester News on 8th August.  The newspaper refers to a leaked report which ‘revealed shocking failings in the way Worcestershire County Council secured consultancy services, some of which not only broke council rules but may have breached EU law’.   

Please see the link below for further details on this story.

THE CAMPAIGN GOES ON WITHOUT WAIL

At the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Parish Council held on 26th February 2014, HWAG agreed to work in conjunction with WAIL to continue the fight against the incinerator.  Sadly WAIL decided to end its involvement and to cease as an organisation – this was done without any consultation with HWAG and, like many others in the community, we only heard about this through the notice in the Parish Magazine.  Whilst we are all dismayed and disappointed by this, we want to reassure the community that there is still a great deal to fight for and our efforts will continue in this regard. We are determined to exhaust all avenues open to us..

WE CONTINUE TO NEED YOUR SUPPORT
 
As you may recall at the EGM in February 2014, the Parish Council voted to support both WAIL and HWAG by setting aside £15,000 to support the continued fight against the incinerator.  Certain of those funds have already been used to pay WAIL’s advisers’ costs, but it is with much regret that we have to report that the Parish Council is now considering whether to withdraw the funds remaining and may decide to refuse to pay advisers’ fees from HWAG which remain outstanding.  This work was done in liaison with WAIL and therefore meets the terms of the EGM vote.
We are STRONGLY challenging the Parish Council’s interpretation of what was agreed at that meeting and we are already in the process of calling a further Extraordinary General Meeting which will take place on 20th August 7pm at Hartlebury Parish Hall.

 We continue to need your support both in terms of attendance at that meeting and also by donating money to help us continue fighting on your behalf.  Please do consider donating via the ‘donate’ button or contacting Rob Wilden via admin@hwag.org.uk

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 All comments made by individuals are the responsibility of that individual If we have given any information in error we are happy to be furnished with the correct information. Email info@hwag.org.uk

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