Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

‘Pinkham Way’ Inquiry suspended

Breaking News: ‘Pinkham Way’ Inquiry suspended

From the Barnet Labour Party.

Very welcome news. For the last year I have been supporting Barry Rawlings and Pauline Coakley-Webb in their campaign in Coppetts ward (where I was born and went to primary school) against this monstrous proposal. It was clearly an important issue there, as we saw in the elections on 3rd May. As I understand it, if the councils involved simply met their recycling targets, there would be no need for it. It is also not well located. all the refuse has to come on the road via an already congested area. The railway link can't be made, and it isnt near any waterway.

The inquiry was suspended because the councils involved did not submit information that they were required to. I suspect this does not mean it is the end of the matter, but does provide for some breathing space. The Labour councillors and activists in the ward deserve a lot of credit, as do the community campaign of course.