Resident unable to shower due to loss of water after ANOTHER Waste4Fuel fire breaks out

Jan Watkins, pictured here on the left.

Jan Watkins, pictured here on the left.

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A RESIDENT has complained she wasn't even able to shower this morning after another blaze broke out at Cornwall Drive's Waste4Fuel recycling plant.

Jan Watkins says she loses water whenever crews are called to deal with fires at the site.

The 60-year-old, of Cornwall Drive, added: "Every time there is a fire we lose our water pressure.

"This morning I hadn't realised there was a fire and I got in the shower and the water was just dribbling out.

"We can't even take showers, the heating is reduced. 

"That and the obnoxious smell, the fire smell, it is just awful.

"I look after my 2-year-old granddaughter while her mother is working and there are times when we can't even go in the garden.

"The boys who go to the school opposite (Kemnal Technology College) pull their jumpers over their face because the smell is so awful."

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: "We were called at 4.15 this morning. 

"Two fire engines are there at the moment.

"They are dealing with deep seated pockets of fire that remain."

This is thought to be the 13th fire in two years at the site.

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1:37pm Wed 5 Feb 14

clairel069 says...

Isn't this getting far beyond a joke now? The pile of rubbish, recycling or otherwise, is the highest it's ever been. I thought they were supposed to be clearing it, not continuing to trade and bringing more in...?
Isn't this getting far beyond a joke now? The pile of rubbish, recycling or otherwise, is the highest it's ever been. I thought they were supposed to be clearing it, not continuing to trade and bringing more in...? clairel069
  • Score: 7

2:04pm Wed 5 Feb 14

flea_in_ear says...

clairel069 wrote:
Isn't this getting far beyond a joke now? The pile of rubbish, recycling or otherwise, is the highest it's ever been. I thought they were supposed to be clearing it, not continuing to trade and bringing more in...?
They may be bringing in more because they have a Voluntary Arrangement - this means they have an agreement with creditors which involves producing monies to repay a debt.

However an end needs to be put to this. I am sure if I created such problems with a bonfire in my back garden I would be subjected to injunctions, court orders and probably with a charge on my house in order to secure fines. And I imagine my neighbours would make my life hell.
[quote][p][bold]clairel069[/bold] wrote: Isn't this getting far beyond a joke now? The pile of rubbish, recycling or otherwise, is the highest it's ever been. I thought they were supposed to be clearing it, not continuing to trade and bringing more in...?[/p][/quote]They may be bringing in more because they have a Voluntary Arrangement - this means they have an agreement with creditors which involves producing monies to repay a debt. However an end needs to be put to this. I am sure if I created such problems with a bonfire in my back garden I would be subjected to injunctions, court orders and probably with a charge on my house in order to secure fines. And I imagine my neighbours would make my life hell. flea_in_ear
  • Score: 6

2:24pm Wed 5 Feb 14

tdlkent says...

flea_in ear writes " I am sure if I created such problems with a bonfire in my back garden I would be subjected to injunctions, court orders and probably with a charge on my house in order to secure fines. And I imagine my neighbours would make my life hell. "
Yes, and the Council will be acting on it., However, no amount of pressure from every direction seems to put an end to this fiasco.
flea_in ear writes " I am sure if I created such problems with a bonfire in my back garden I would be subjected to injunctions, court orders and probably with a charge on my house in order to secure fines. And I imagine my neighbours would make my life hell. " Yes, and the Council will be acting on it., However, no amount of pressure from every direction seems to put an end to this fiasco. tdlkent
  • Score: 6

3:11pm Wed 5 Feb 14

nanny wizzard says...

Every resident surrounding the DUMP because that it what it is, it has never performed as a Recycling plant, have had to fight so hard to get it closed even with the support of Bexley Residents who,are also badly affected, it all falls on deaf ears.There have been water hydrants knocked off as fireman have fought the fires a burst mains pipe so no water at all the needless waste of money is appalling yet still the EA still maintain the site does not smell refuse tio budge they are a law unto theirselves the Public should speak out and do something about it...
Every resident surrounding the DUMP because that it what it is, it has never performed as a Recycling plant, have had to fight so hard to get it closed even with the support of Bexley Residents who,are also badly affected, it all falls on deaf ears.There have been water hydrants knocked off as fireman have fought the fires a burst mains pipe so no water at all the needless waste of money is appalling yet still the EA still maintain the site does not smell refuse tio budge they are a law unto theirselves the Public should speak out and do something about it... nanny wizzard
  • Score: 3

9:04pm Wed 5 Feb 14

tedbaker says...

yet again another fire at the stinking dump recycling plant my ,,,,, just a way of taking in cash with out checks being made .getting somebody else to take control of this situation shows what a devious coward you are dealing with a liar and a cheat still you know the saying what goes around comes back to haunt .. well lets not forget the good old e.a.who are behind the whole sheraid whats in it for them .not the good of the local people thats for sure they will wait till a serious accident happens . sill if there boss of e.a Owen Patterson is any thing to go by you are dealing with bafoons
yet again another fire at the stinking dump recycling plant my ,,,,, just a way of taking in cash with out checks being made .getting somebody else to take control of this situation shows what a devious coward you are dealing with a liar and a cheat still you know the saying what goes around comes back to haunt .. well lets not forget the good old e.a.who are behind the whole sheraid whats in it for them .not the good of the local people thats for sure they will wait till a serious accident happens . sill if there boss of e.a Owen Patterson is any thing to go by you are dealing with bafoons tedbaker
  • Score: 1

8:48am Thu 6 Feb 14

Stefd75 says...

I think something may be done about it now, I called Bexley Council about it and they said that they are looking into it even though it is covered under Bromley it is affecting those people like me covered under Bexley, I also called Bromley Council about this and logged a complaint with a environmental pollution place via Bromley Council about it too. I would suggest calling both Councils to moan about this and that why we should be able to get it shut down.
I think something may be done about it now, I called Bexley Council about it and they said that they are looking into it even though it is covered under Bromley it is affecting those people like me covered under Bexley, I also called Bromley Council about this and logged a complaint with a environmental pollution place via Bromley Council about it too. I would suggest calling both Councils to moan about this and that why we should be able to get it shut down. Stefd75
  • Score: 1

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