Meet Arpley tip's youngest protestor

Olivia Mckiernan

Olivia Mckiernan

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MEET the girl who impressed councillors and residents alike with her moving speech opposing Arpley’s five year plan.

Olivia Mckiernan, aged nine, told the development control committee about flies coming into her home, smells spoiling games in the garden with her friends and lorries splashing her and speeding through the lights when she is trying to walk to school.

The Great Sankey Primary School pupil, who lives on Liverpool Road, said: “I want Arpley to close down and don’t want lorries going past the house any more so I decided to say something.

“I was a bit nervous but I enjoyed it and would do it again!”

Olivia was praised by councillors after the meeting and even received a congratulatory card from Warrington South MP David Mowat.

Mum and dad Roisin and Gary said they were ‘massively proud’.

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10:50am Tue 28 Jan 14

MAD 4 IT says...

the tip was long there before her ! TELL MUMMY AND DADDY to put the house up FOR SALE and move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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the tip was long there before her ! TELL MUMMY AND DADDY to put the house up FOR SALE and move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! MAD 4 IT
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11:36am Tue 28 Jan 14

chrislee1275@aol.com says...

So some say people should move as the tip was there first! Yes but people were given assurances as to when the tip would close. Many believed these assurances and invested in homes and businesses in the area.

For the tip to be extended for another 5 years is a breech of these assurances. What happened to bringing in the waste by rail or canal? Just how long did the tip operate without the vehicle wash facility spreading muck and waste all over local roads?

Additionally reports show that the tip operator has frequently broken the original consent conditions - even now they continue to operate despite the fact they are well over the period of their licence. They should have a plan in place and be reinstating the area in terms with the original licence by now.

The residents have a more than justifiable grievance and deserve a fair hearing.
So some say people should move as the tip was there first! Yes but people were given assurances as to when the tip would close. Many believed these assurances and invested in homes and businesses in the area. For the tip to be extended for another 5 years is a breech of these assurances. What happened to bringing in the waste by rail or canal? Just how long did the tip operate without the vehicle wash facility spreading muck and waste all over local roads? Additionally reports show that the tip operator has frequently broken the original consent conditions - even now they continue to operate despite the fact they are well over the period of their licence. They should have a plan in place and be reinstating the area in terms with the original licence by now. The residents have a more than justifiable grievance and deserve a fair hearing. chrislee1275@aol.com
  • Score: 7

1:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
the tip was long there before her ! TELL MUMMY AND DADDY to put the house up FOR SALE and move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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She appears to be more mature than you
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: the tip was long there before her ! TELL MUMMY AND DADDY to put the house up FOR SALE and move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]She appears to be more mature than you Nick Tessla
  • Score: 8

1:20pm Tue 28 Jan 14

old-codger says...

This tip is used to dump rubbish from other towns, No rubbish from Warrington is tipped here, The permit for this site ran out in October 2013 and has not been extended, The people who bought these houses were informed that the tip would cease to be used at the end of October 2013 and that it would be landscaped. People who say they should sell up and move need to get a brain, Nobody is going to buy one of these houses with all this going on. Attention seekers only cause more stress and add to these problems.
This tip is used to dump rubbish from other towns, No rubbish from Warrington is tipped here, The permit for this site ran out in October 2013 and has not been extended, The people who bought these houses were informed that the tip would cease to be used at the end of October 2013 and that it would be landscaped. People who say they should sell up and move need to get a brain, Nobody is going to buy one of these houses with all this going on. Attention seekers only cause more stress and add to these problems. old-codger
  • Score: 0

1:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

voyager says...

So can anyone say where Warrington's waste IS tipped? Is it elsewhere in town or is it on someone else's doorstep? If so we can hardly complain. We all produce waste and it has to go somewhere!
So can anyone say where Warrington's waste IS tipped? Is it elsewhere in town or is it on someone else's doorstep? If so we can hardly complain. We all produce waste and it has to go somewhere! voyager
  • Score: 4

4:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Steve Parish says...

Warrington's waste is mostly recycled, none goes to landfill; black bin waste is sorted then turned into a fuel that goes to Denmark to heat Danish homes - at least until the UK has suitable facilities, e.g. at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire. http://www.sse.com/F
errybridge/ProjectIn
formation/April2012F
AQs

All this explains why Arpley is not needed for landfill.
Warrington's waste is mostly recycled, none goes to landfill; black bin waste is sorted then turned into a fuel that goes to Denmark to heat Danish homes - at least until the UK has suitable facilities, e.g. at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire. http://www.sse.com/F errybridge/ProjectIn formation/April2012F AQs All this explains why Arpley is not needed for landfill. Steve Parish
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5:30pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

Steve Parish wrote:
Warrington's waste is mostly recycled, none goes to landfill; black bin waste is sorted then turned into a fuel that goes to Denmark to heat Danish homes - at least until the UK has suitable facilities, e.g. at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire. http://www.sse.com/F

errybridge/ProjectIn

formation/April2012F

AQs

All this explains why Arpley is not needed for landfill.
I thought you lot were against incinerators - or just when you are in opposition.

Perhaps you could carry on your contribution by revealing the seven points made in the national party's criticisms of the local party (unless you're afraid of the Junta's leaders sending the police around to shut you up)
[quote][p][bold]Steve Parish[/bold] wrote: Warrington's waste is mostly recycled, none goes to landfill; black bin waste is sorted then turned into a fuel that goes to Denmark to heat Danish homes - at least until the UK has suitable facilities, e.g. at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire. http://www.sse.com/F errybridge/ProjectIn formation/April2012F AQs All this explains why Arpley is not needed for landfill.[/p][/quote]I thought you lot were against incinerators - or just when you are in opposition. Perhaps you could carry on your contribution by revealing the seven points made in the national party's criticisms of the local party (unless you're afraid of the Junta's leaders sending the police around to shut you up) Nick Tessla
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Tue 28 Jan 14

voyager says...

Nick, why is it when ever a sensible conversation is being held, you come on and turn it into a political infight?? At least Steve comes back with an intelligent reply. I really really am not interested at all in what the national party said to the local party - but I am interested in this thread, so please go away unless you have anything to contribute to it.
Nick, why is it when ever a sensible conversation is being held, you come on and turn it into a political infight?? At least Steve comes back with an intelligent reply. I really really am not interested at all in what the national party said to the local party - but I am interested in this thread, so please go away unless you have anything to contribute to it. voyager
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

grey-area says...

Unfortunately it looks like this young lady will eventually be one of the oldest protesters the way it is going.
Unfortunately it looks like this young lady will eventually be one of the oldest protesters the way it is going. grey-area
  • Score: 1

7:17am Thu 30 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

voyager wrote:
Nick, why is it when ever a sensible conversation is being held, you come on and turn it into a political infight?? At least Steve comes back with an intelligent reply. I really really am not interested at all in what the national party said to the local party - but I am interested in this thread, so please go away unless you have anything to contribute to it.
Nothing o do with an "in-fight", not being a member of the Labour party.I am afraid that it is the members of the local junta who are guilty of turning everything into a party political issue - normally by using it as a way to drag national politics into local issues (probably because they want to distract from their local performance)

The hypocrisy about the scare that they caused over a non-existent incinerator is relevant to the issue of how we and others dispose of waste. Reverend Steve's solution of transporting our rubbish all the way to Denmark doesn't appear the best option.
[quote][p][bold]voyager[/bold] wrote: Nick, why is it when ever a sensible conversation is being held, you come on and turn it into a political infight?? At least Steve comes back with an intelligent reply. I really really am not interested at all in what the national party said to the local party - but I am interested in this thread, so please go away unless you have anything to contribute to it.[/p][/quote]Nothing o do with an "in-fight", not being a member of the Labour party.I am afraid that it is the members of the local junta who are guilty of turning everything into a party political issue - normally by using it as a way to drag national politics into local issues (probably because they want to distract from their local performance) The hypocrisy about the scare that they caused over a non-existent incinerator is relevant to the issue of how we and others dispose of waste. Reverend Steve's solution of transporting our rubbish all the way to Denmark doesn't appear the best option. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 2

8:08am Thu 30 Jan 14

voyager says...

Ok, what would you suggest? Or are you all about denigrating others but have no idea yourself about how to solve big problems? I'm apolitical by the way, so don't even think of accusing me of supporting any particular regime, politics should not be a part of local issues anyway. Come on, how would you solve our growing problem of waste disposal?
Ok, what would you suggest? Or are you all about denigrating others but have no idea yourself about how to solve big problems? I'm apolitical by the way, so don't even think of accusing me of supporting any particular regime, politics should not be a part of local issues anyway. Come on, how would you solve our growing problem of waste disposal? voyager
  • Score: -2

8:35am Thu 30 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

voyager wrote:
Ok, what would you suggest? Or are you all about denigrating others but have no idea yourself about how to solve big problems? I'm apolitical by the way, so don't even think of accusing me of supporting any particular regime, politics should not be a part of local issues anyway. Come on, how would you solve our growing problem of waste disposal?
The waste to energy route does seem a positive part of the solution - in the short to medium term. However I feel that transporting it all to Denmark is hardly the most sustainable solution.

Perhaps Rev Steve could use his influence and get WBC to consider co-operating with other authorities and encourage, or even partly invest in a facility closer to home. I accept that this may, initially , be embarrassing after the scare his party colleagues generated about a non-existent incinerator

In the long term reduce, re-use, repair and recycle has to involve re-education of both individuals (particularly via schools) and businesses - accompanied by a certain amount of stick as well as carrot.

Some parts of the problem , legislation re packaging etc. can only be dealt with at national level.

Locally the blue bin scheme is a good start - although they need to be stricter with those who misuse the system and I still notice the large numbers who don't bother putting their blue bins out (possibly the exact people who complain about their black bins getting too full)
[quote][p][bold]voyager[/bold] wrote: Ok, what would you suggest? Or are you all about denigrating others but have no idea yourself about how to solve big problems? I'm apolitical by the way, so don't even think of accusing me of supporting any particular regime, politics should not be a part of local issues anyway. Come on, how would you solve our growing problem of waste disposal?[/p][/quote]The waste to energy route does seem a positive part of the solution - in the short to medium term. However I feel that transporting it all to Denmark is hardly the most sustainable solution. Perhaps Rev Steve could use his influence and get WBC to consider co-operating with other authorities and encourage, or even partly invest in a facility closer to home. I accept that this may, initially , be embarrassing after the scare his party colleagues generated about a non-existent incinerator In the long term reduce, re-use, repair and recycle has to involve re-education of both individuals (particularly via schools) and businesses - accompanied by a certain amount of stick as well as carrot. Some parts of the problem , legislation re packaging etc. can only be dealt with at national level. Locally the blue bin scheme is a good start - although they need to be stricter with those who misuse the system and I still notice the large numbers who don't bother putting their blue bins out (possibly the exact people who complain about their black bins getting too full) Nick Tessla
  • Score: 2

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