MP writes to Arpley support councils asking them to visit tip

David Mowat MP

MP writes to Arpley support councils asking them to visit tip

First published in News

WARRINGTON South MP has written to the leaders of Halton, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Wirral Borough Councils and the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson to protest their decision to support an extension to the Arpley Landfill Site.

The MP has invited them to visit the site for themselves and has also written to Cheshire West and Chester Council, who supported an extension but do not dump waste at Arpley.

The letter read: “There is more than enough capacity in the region as a whole to absorb the waste.

“Given that none of these other sites is as poorly located as Arpley, I believe there is an overwhelming argument that the site should not be forced to remain open.”

As Warrington no longer sends any waste to Arpley, it is only Merseyside and Halton who will continue to use the site in future.

Mr Mowat added: “I’m disappointed these two councils are lobbying for the site to remain open.

“The plans that have been submitted show that local people could have to put up with a lorry passing their house every 169 seconds during the site’s operating hours.

“If they wish to continue supporting this application, the people living in Halton and Merseyside need to understand what is being done in their name.”

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11:45am Wed 29 Jan 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

And we just give £90m to a Merseyside based company for social housing. Take Warrington's money and dump all your **** on our doorstep, thanks for that!
Still Grumpy
And we just give £90m to a Merseyside based company for social housing. Take Warrington's money and dump all your **** on our doorstep, thanks for that! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
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1:39pm Wed 29 Jan 14

old-codger says...

As Warrington no longer sends any waste to Arpley, it is only Merseyside and Halton who will continue to use the site in future.

Merseyside and Halton can go and dump their rubbish in their own back yard. There is plenty of land in Merseyside just off the M62. Why should we have to suffer, The only people who support an extension live miles away and don't have to suffer the problems that we get from them emptying their bowels on our doorstep.
As Warrington no longer sends any waste to Arpley, it is only Merseyside and Halton who will continue to use the site in future. Merseyside and Halton can go and dump their rubbish in their own back yard. There is plenty of land in Merseyside just off the M62. Why should we have to suffer, The only people who support an extension live miles away and don't have to suffer the problems that we get from them emptying their bowels on our doorstep. old-codger
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7:44am Thu 30 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

old-codger wrote:
As Warrington no longer sends any waste to Arpley, it is only Merseyside and Halton who will continue to use the site in future.

Merseyside and Halton can go and dump their rubbish in their own back yard. There is plenty of land in Merseyside just off the M62. Why should we have to suffer, The only people who support an extension live miles away and don't have to suffer the problems that we get from them emptying their bowels on our doorstep.
Apparently our rubbish is taken all the way to Denmark to be burned as fuel - hardly seem the best solution.
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: As Warrington no longer sends any waste to Arpley, it is only Merseyside and Halton who will continue to use the site in future. Merseyside and Halton can go and dump their rubbish in their own back yard. There is plenty of land in Merseyside just off the M62. Why should we have to suffer, The only people who support an extension live miles away and don't have to suffer the problems that we get from them emptying their bowels on our doorstep.[/p][/quote]Apparently our rubbish is taken all the way to Denmark to be burned as fuel - hardly seem the best solution. Nick Tessla
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7:47am Thu 30 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
And we just give £90m to a Merseyside based company for social housing. Take Warrington's money and dump all your **** on our doorstep, thanks for that!
Still Grumpy
Perhaps that £90m is better invested, in co-operation with other authorities in a waste to energy plant a bit nearer than Denmark.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: And we just give £90m to a Merseyside based company for social housing. Take Warrington's money and dump all your **** on our doorstep, thanks for that! Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Perhaps that £90m is better invested, in co-operation with other authorities in a waste to energy plant a bit nearer than Denmark. Nick Tessla
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