Residents turn out in force for Hatfield incinerator meeting
AROUND 70 residents packed out a community hall last night (Wednesday) to hear the latest developments in the long-running New Barnfield incinerator saga. The public meeting, which took place at the Hilltop Hall, in Bishops Rise, Hatfield, was chaired by
AROUND 70 residents packed out a community hall last night (Wednesday) to hear the latest developments in the long-running New Barnfield incinerator saga.
The public meeting, which took place at the Hilltop Hall, in Bishops Rise, Hatfield, was chaired by borough councillor Kieran Thorpe.
It was called to give residents the latest information about the Tory-run county council's unpopular plans to build a 270,000 tonne waste incinerator in South Hatfield.
Speakers included Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps and political rivals Mike Hobday (Labour) and Paul Zukowskyj (Lib Dem).
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David Ashton from Herts WithOut Waste also addressed the crowd and residents themselves were given the chance to stand up and voice their concerns.
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times was the only newspaper to attend last night's meeting.
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For more on this story, including how the campaign now moves forward, see next week's paper.