Mario Angeli, our candidate for Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park for the local elections in May, has written to Sajid Javed, the Secretary of State, to object to the proposed plan to build a waste incinerator at Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon. He voiced the concerns of all local residents to this monstrous incinerator that is being forced on us by the Tory-led County Council.
We hope that his objections and those of hundreds of others will ensure that the Secretary of State rejects this disgraceful plan.
See Mario's letter below.
Re: Hoddesdon Rye Park Incinerator at Rattys Lane
I am writing to you on behalf of Broxbourne Labour Party members.
The Labour members of Broxbourne have unanimously decided against the proposed Hoddesdon Rye Park Incinerator.
The members who come from Rye Park and all over Broxbourne believe that the site selected is wholly unsuitable. The traffic, noise and pollution will blight the area that has a nearby school and thousands of residents.
We understand the need for Hertfordshire to be able to deal with waste, however the proposed cost which we understand to be £1 billion should be spent carefully, ensuring that all stakeholders are satisfied.
The people of Hoddesdon who are of course Council Tax payers have made their views known. They too are stakeholders in this proposal and the most important ones at that.
They have signed the petition, they have marched against the Incinerator and written numerous letters to Hertfordshire County Council. I believe our letter to you is just one of many letters that you have received.
Their view of the Incinerator is clear and resolute. They do not want the Incinerator within their community.
As residents too, we respectfully ask that you reject this proposal.
Yours very sincerely,
Hoddesdon Town & Rye Park Council Candidate
On behalf of the Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party
Mario Angeli, our candidate for Hoddesdon Town and Rye Park for the local elections in May, has written to Sajid Javed, the Secretary of State, to object to the proposed...
On Tuesday 27th February 2018 members of the Broxbourne Labour Party staged a protest opposing cuts to Broxbourne’s Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) funding at Broxbourne Council’s annual Budget statement meeting.
The council’s Tory administration have agreed to cut the funding to the Citizens Advice Bureau by 50% for the coming financial year to £30,000, before fully withdrawing funding the following year.
The C.A.B. has a proud history of supporting all local residents providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to anyone who feels their rights have been violated. Last year alone the C.A.B. provided advice to over 3,000 clients covering over 12,000 different issues.
This cut is even more galling when taken in the wider context of the Council’s budget statement where Cllr Ken Ayling, Cabinet Member for Finance at Broxbourne Council, delivered a rather self-congratulatory budget informing of the Council’s extremely healthy financial position. The paradox of such a conceited budget statement being set against further wielding of the Tory axe to essential services, was not lost on Labour Cllr Neil Harvey who tabled an amendment asking the Council to look again at the cut. This amendment fell on deaf ears and with grim and depressing predictability was unanimously rejected by every Tory member present, without a single word in praise or support of the CAB’s invaluable work.
The Council continues to assert that they are not cutting funding but rather diverting it to an in-house Residents Liaison Officer who will offer residents advice akin to CAB. However, such a proposal is simply unacceptable and undermines the key independence and impartiality of the advice the resident will receive. For example, how can a local resident possibly approach the Council for advice when they are in a dispute with the very same council over Council Tax or rent arrears?
Broxbourne Labour will continue to ensure that this cut is called out for what it is. An assault on the rights of every resident of this Borough, especially the most vulnerable, to access fair, free and timely advice when they find themselves on the wrong side of often powerful and unscrupulous institutions.
On Tuesday 27th February 2018 members of the Broxbourne Labour Party staged a protest opposing cuts to Broxbourne’s Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) funding at Broxbourne Council’s annual Budget statement meeting....
Labour MP for Enfield North, Joan Ryan (centre) helping Broxbourne Labour last Saturday in the Bury Green area of Cheshunt.
We were out canvassing support for our candidate Selina Norgrove in next Thursday's Herts County Council by-election.
We had a great reaction from voters and are looking forward to a fantastic result for Selina!
Labour MP for Enfield North, Joan Ryan (centre) helping Broxbourne Labour last Saturday in the Bury Green area of Cheshunt. We were out canvassing support for our candidate Selina Norgrove...