PICTURED: 250 Bromley and Bexley residents turn out for Waste4Fuel meeting

The meeting at Kemnal Technology College on Tuesday. Photo: Patricia Smith

The meeting at Kemnal Technology College on Tuesday. Photo: Patricia Smith

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250 Bromley and Bexley residents grilled the Environment Agency on the notorious Waste4Fuel recycing plant in St Paul's Cray on Tuesday night (March 4).

The meeting took place in Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, with residents dropping in from 11am to 8pm - though the majority turned up at 6pm.

Over the last year, News Shopper has spoken to numerous residents affected by the Cornwall Drive site, who have become increasingly exasperated by the frequent fires and foul smell.

Fire services have been called out 12 times during that period.

Last week, the Waste4Fuel plant was required to pay £8,960 after it was prosecuted by London Fire Brigade for stacking flammable materials 12 times in excess of the size legally allowed.

Meanwhile, the Environment Agency obtained a High Court injunction against Waste4Fuel Ltd last year, requiring the company to remove all combustible waste from the site by May 1.

 

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9:13am Fri 7 Mar 14

highway warrior says...

Find the director of this abomination and dump burning waste outside his house see how he likes it! Disgraceful doesn't come close.......
Find the director of this abomination and dump burning waste outside his house see how he likes it! Disgraceful doesn't come close....... highway warrior
  • Score: 4

12:38pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Slonik says...

No report on the outcome of the meeting and what the Environment Agency proposes to do about this then?
No report on the outcome of the meeting and what the Environment Agency proposes to do about this then? Slonik
  • Score: 1

10:20pm Fri 7 Mar 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

SLONIK - I agree.
Why didn't the paper send a reporter along and get a full story about one of the borough's major issues.

Very lazy reporting, and it tells you where the News Hopper has hopped to - they don't cover a major issue like this - BUT .......BEXLEY X FACTOR WINNER SAM BAILEY IS PREGNANT FOR THE THIRD TIME. Don't worry yourself though - her mum says she is a real toughie and will get through it unscathed.
Who's have thought it - a prison officer that can cope with her third pregnancy.

Terrible editorial policy shown by the advert rag.
SLONIK - I agree. Why didn't the paper send a reporter along and get a full story about one of the borough's major issues. Very lazy reporting, and it tells you where the News Hopper has hopped to - they don't cover a major issue like this - BUT .......BEXLEY X FACTOR WINNER SAM BAILEY IS PREGNANT FOR THE THIRD TIME. Don't worry yourself though - her mum says she is a real toughie and will get through it unscathed. Who's have thought it - a prison officer that can cope with her third pregnancy. Terrible editorial policy shown by the advert rag. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 0

2:54am Sat 8 Mar 14

steeringwheelattendant says...

I live in Cray Road, a few hundred yards from this 'dump'. We constantly have the foul smell of burning rotting waste throughout our home. My 2yr old son has been unwell over the past two weeks, and if I find that his illness is anything to do with this acrid odour, I WILL be taking legal action against Waste4Fuel. I'm not after the money, I just want something done about it!
I live in Cray Road, a few hundred yards from this 'dump'. We constantly have the foul smell of burning rotting waste throughout our home. My 2yr old son has been unwell over the past two weeks, and if I find that his illness is anything to do with this acrid odour, I WILL be taking legal action against Waste4Fuel. I'm not after the money, I just want something done about it! steeringwheelattendant
  • Score: 3

10:27am Sat 8 Mar 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

STEERINGWHEELATTENDA
NT - The key thing is to elect your next councillors and MP on the basis that they will solve this problem.

Bob Neil cannot solve it, and now the Sidcup Tory MP is getting involved to try and limit the damage on the party.

Better still, if you or someone you know, is willing to stand for election on this local issue - I am sure you will see action as soon as a NEW LOCAL candidate is announced and the current post-holders realise they are going to be out of work in the next 12 months !
STEERINGWHEELATTENDA NT - The key thing is to elect your next councillors and MP on the basis that they will solve this problem. Bob Neil cannot solve it, and now the Sidcup Tory MP is getting involved to try and limit the damage on the party. Better still, if you or someone you know, is willing to stand for election on this local issue - I am sure you will see action as soon as a NEW LOCAL candidate is announced and the current post-holders realise they are going to be out of work in the next 12 months ! The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 1

11:23am Wed 12 Mar 14

nanny wizzard says...

Newshopper was asked to attend and people felt let down they were not there but they have been totally committed up till now and that has meant a lot.The comment above about the sick child many parents at the meeting were there because their young children are getting breathing problems and sickness due to this site and these people have and did tell, the EA.One child nearly died he stopped breathing and his mother was told had it taken longer he could have died,another child is getting repeated Asthma attacks.When Ambulances are trying to get to the Hospitals,Fire Engines or Lorries are blocking the Road and the traffic is at a standstill.IT HAS TO STOP.........
Newshopper was asked to attend and people felt let down they were not there but they have been totally committed up till now and that has meant a lot.The comment above about the sick child many parents at the meeting were there because their young children are getting breathing problems and sickness due to this site and these people have and did tell, the EA.One child nearly died he stopped breathing and his mother was told had it taken longer he could have died,another child is getting repeated Asthma attacks.When Ambulances are trying to get to the Hospitals,Fire Engines or Lorries are blocking the Road and the traffic is at a standstill.IT HAS TO STOP......... nanny wizzard
  • Score: 1

12:34am Sat 15 Mar 14

tedbaker says...

thank god for the news shopper they have covered all the stories for our campaign to close this stinking site its not a recycling site but a filthy dump and should be closed and shut for good and the owner given a warning not to let this site ever again he is as bad as the filth who run the dump. news shopper please carry on your good work
thank god for the news shopper they have covered all the stories for our campaign to close this stinking site its not a recycling site but a filthy dump and should be closed and shut for good and the owner given a warning not to let this site ever again he is as bad as the filth who run the dump. news shopper please carry on your good work tedbaker
  • Score: 0

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