Meeting will finally allow residents to question Environment Agency over notorious Waste4Fuel site

News Shopper: The digger at the site earlier this week The digger at the site earlier this week

A MEETING early next month will allow local residents to question the Environment Agency on the Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive.

The drop-in session will be held at Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, on Tuesday March 4 between 11am and 8pm, with the bulk of residents expected to appear at 6.30pm.

Governor of Kemnal Technology College Colin Willetts said: "Having personally received parental questions as to widespread rumours ranging from the site being passed on to another operator to a possible closure, perhaps the Environment Agency will finally come clean and indicate their intentions to resolve the blight imposed on local residents, schools and the environment of St Paul's Cray."

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8:42am Fri 21 Feb 14

catmantoo says...

I find it genuinely staggering that there can be any other outcome other than "Shut down. You're too dangerous, and clearly incompetent to run a waste site. It's too near a residential area."

How can there be any other outcome?

The dump has become a sick joke in Orpington.
I find it genuinely staggering that there can be any other outcome other than "Shut down. You're too dangerous, and clearly incompetent to run a waste site. It's too near a residential area." How can there be any other outcome? The dump has become a sick joke in Orpington. catmantoo
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3:32pm Sat 22 Feb 14

IanIEA says...

Inside the Environment Agency Blog: http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - An ex-EA manager put the internal green conflicts succinctly in his comment the other day, so it's lack of proper direction and priorities: John: "You can consider me one of those senior EA manager - worked in various functions for 9 years, the last 3 as a AEM before leaving in 2011. Most functions outside of FCRM are over funded and inefficient (sustainable places, biodiversity, groundwater, fisheries, even EM itself). At least a fifth of the budget could be re-allocated to higher priority projects by reducing these functions without any detrimental impact to their ability to meet legislative requirements. Unfortunately, the Pitt Review from the 2007 floods was rushed, so didn't go far enough, otherwise, the EA would not again be in the position it is in. That being said, there are some very fine, hard-working and dedicated employees."
Inside the Environment Agency Blog: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - An ex-EA manager put the internal green conflicts succinctly in his comment the other day, so it's lack of proper direction and priorities: John: "You can consider me one of those senior EA manager - worked in various functions for 9 years, the last 3 as a AEM before leaving in 2011. Most functions outside of FCRM are over funded and inefficient (sustainable places, biodiversity, groundwater, fisheries, even EM itself). At least a fifth of the budget could be re-allocated to higher priority projects by reducing these functions without any detrimental impact to their ability to meet legislative requirements. Unfortunately, the Pitt Review from the 2007 floods was rushed, so didn't go far enough, otherwise, the EA would not again be in the position it is in. That being said, there are some very fine, hard-working and dedicated employees." IanIEA
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9:13pm Mon 24 Feb 14

nanny wizzard says...

The hard working individuals quoted in comment above have obviously declined the EA staff we encountered at above site were uninterested in the vile conditions the Residents are suffering could barely hide their boredom except to complain to us about being underpaid and understaffed.Which was ironic as they had spent days just sitting in a car outside site supposedly monitoring it.but managed to miss the cars trying to drop off black bags at £5 a time..The EA either ignore all the complaints or take forever to respond if this situation is not resolved shortly Residents will be will be looking to sue for lack of amenities and losses on their properties due to the disgusting state of this site..
The hard working individuals quoted in comment above have obviously declined the EA staff we encountered at above site were uninterested in the vile conditions the Residents are suffering could barely hide their boredom except to complain to us about being underpaid and understaffed.Which was ironic as they had spent days just sitting in a car outside site supposedly monitoring it.but managed to miss the cars trying to drop off black bags at £5 a time..The EA either ignore all the complaints or take forever to respond if this situation is not resolved shortly Residents will be will be looking to sue for lack of amenities and losses on their properties due to the disgusting state of this site.. nanny wizzard
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