Thursday, December 21, 2006

GAGGING GOES ON

RBC ISSUES A FURTHER GAGGING ORDER:
RUGBY CEMENT COMMUNITY FORUM 24TH JANUARY ALSO TO BE GAGGED.

RUGBY PEOPLE HAVE UNTIL 31ST JANUARY TO MAKE THEIR FEELINGS KNOWN, TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD - EXCEPT THAT RBC HAS BANNED ALL PUBLIC DISCUSSION!

COMMUNITY FORUM is NOT ALLOWED to discuss the CEMEX TYRE TRIALS REPORT!

NOT ALLOWED to discuss the issue of the cement plant becoming a CO-INCINERATOR!

NOT ALLOWED to even discuss the cement plant at all.
RBC TELLS 90,000 PEOPLE OF RUGBY TO SHUT UP!
RBC WILL NOT ALLOW ANY DISCUSSION AT ALL IN THIS GULAG! UNTIL WE HAVE ESTABLISHED THE CO-INCINERATOR! SILENCE!

Following on from their successful limiting of the discussion on the TYRE BURNING TRIAL to a few carefully chosen councillors, and the banning of any input by the community or any community groups at the 14th December closed meeting of the Environment Panel, the RBC MAFIA now turns its attention to the Community Forum and issues a gagging order on that. The Public must not be allowed to speak on any account! The red herring of "health experts" is introduced just in time to prevent any discussion on TYRES and CO-INCINERATION until it is TOO LATE!

RUGBY IN PLUME WELCOMES THE HEALTH EXPERTS and feels sure they will learn a lot first-hand from the first item on the AGENDA that must be the CEMEX TYRE REPORT, and the principle of CO-INCINERATION. They, LIKE US, will be able to ask the Agency and Cemex questions, as realistically how can they discuss the health effects if they do not know what the emissions are? And for how many hours a day no ELVs apply? There are many issues still outstanding from the Cemex 353 page Tyre Trial Report - such as the MOST BASIC one - that the EMISSION LIMITS being used in the FINAL REPORT seem to be the wrong ones? Regarding the 2003 agreed Critical Success Factor 1: The Emission Limit Values quoted in the report do not seem to have come from the table in the 2003 Permit, and are much HIGHER than those agreed in 2003. Where have they come from?

So far five of the panel members have requested that the TYRES to be given the top slot. If you OBJECT to the GAGGING of the FORUM, and if you want to have your say at the FORUM, which is the ONLY OPPORTUNITY for the public to speak, please write to Carolyn Robbins, and MP Jeremy Wright who is a member of the Forum, and to the PRESS.


RE: RCCF Meeting 24th January 2007
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006

Sean

I think that it would be very SENSIBLE to RESTRICT the next forum meeting to the health issues and as Chair of the forum I would suggest that ANY OTHER ITEMS ARE LIMITED. I welcome the opportunity to have this discussion as it has long been an issue of contention amongst all forum members. If, as you suggest, the item is dealt with first, there should be ample time for questions and a full discussion. The minutes and any other business can then be dealt with for the remainder of the time available.

Thank you for organising this.

Regards

Carolyn

Councillor Carolyn Robbins
Member for Brownsover North Rugby Borough Council
Email; Carolyn.Robbins@Rugby.gov.uk



-----Original Message-----
Sent: 19 December 2006
Subject: RCCF Meeting 24th January 2007

Dear Forum members,

I am writing to advise you of a number of matters that I am sure will be of interest to you all and may perhaps influence how the agenda for the next meeting is developed.

Firstly, all forum members should understand that the Environment Agency are intending to make their decision on the use of tyres as a fuel by the end of January. Some individuals seem to have taken this to mean that they can leave making comments to the Environment Agency until the end of January, this is not an approach that I would encourage. In order for any individuals or groups comment to have the maximum potential to influence the Environment Agency's deliberations then all comments should be submitted at the earliest possible opportunity. For this reason, I would consider it to be unwise to postpone the submission of any comments to the Environment Agency. It is questionable whether having any significant debate on this issue at the
meeting on the 24th has much merit, as it would be very unlikely that any outcomes from the RCCF meeting would have the time to have a significant influence on the decision making process.

The Council's response will be formally submitted immediately after Cabinet on the 8th January, but the attached report, which has just been published as part of the Sustainable Environment Panel Minutes, has been conditionally submitted to the Agency in order to have the maximum potential influence on the process.

Secondly, We have been seeking to arrange for a number of specialists to discuss the health of local populations in the vicinity of the plant and health impact assessments. This has been an issue for many of the forum members for some time, and we have been successful in being able to have everyone available for the next forum meeting after a great deal of diary searching. I am pleased to be able to advise that Dr Tim Davies, Warwickshire NHS Director of Public Health has agreed to attend the meeting along with Pat Saunders from the Health Protection Agency to give a presentation and to discuss these issues. I would currently suggest that this issue should be the principal focus for the meeting on the 24th.

The presentation by Dr Tim Davies DPH NHS Warwickshire will cover the Rugby health profile, followed by questions. Then the presentation by Pat Saunders, of the Health Protection Agency, will discuss small area health surveys and how they are applied, again followed by questions>

I would suggest that this may well take up to at least an hour of the meeting and should perhaps be the first piece of business, ahead of minutes etc in order to ensure that this issue receives the attention it deserves.

Finally, I would advise all forum members that Cemex have formally submitted the application for a variation to their permit to allow the use of Climafuel. A copy of the application is available to be viewed on the copy of the public register that the Council holds. I am sure that the forum may wish to discuss how the Environment Agency are intending to consider this application.

I do hope that you will all consider these thoughts, when Frances asks for agenda items shortly, as it is very unusual that these meetings actually run to time or cover the full proposed agenda.

I would take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a healthy new year.

Sean Lawson
Head of Environmental Health Rugby Borough Council

1 comment:

Rob Morrel said...

Wow.. The co2 emmisions in Rugby must be really bad.. Look at the evidence.. There are people out at the town hall in shorts!
Talk about global warming. ;)