A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
A message from the Pinkham Way Alliance
After very good news just before Christmas it’s definitely time to get back to business. Please read on, and you’ll appreciate why we must continue this campaign with our full attention.
Haringey Council have - already this year - made this alarming statement about Pinkham Way:
“The Council expects a further planning application from the North London Waste Authority and Barnet Council after the Town/Village Green application decision (presuming failure of the TVG application).”
We have spoken to Haringey, and been told that, to be more precise, they expect further moves on Pinkham Way once the waste authority have awarded their overall waste contract for north London.
If this were to happen, it could mean another application for waste facilities at Pinkham Way later this year, perhaps as early as this summer.
This is in line with the waste authority’s own intentions for the site, as stated in their press release just before Christmas:
“The Pinkham Way site remains relevant to NLWA’s service requirements in terms of a delivery, sorting and transfer point for recyclable material and other waste that is collected from local households.“
Such a “delivery, sorting and transfer point” could involve an equally as large, polluting and locally damaging a process as the MBT waste facility that has, for the moment, been withdrawn.
It could also be combined with a council vehicle depot if Barnet hold the NLWA to their current contractual agreement to include it as part of any plans for the site.
This is not to say that these threats cannot be countered, of course. But it shows very clearly that we must be vigilant, and remain active. There will be extremely important consultations for us all to reply to in the near future, fundraising must continue, and your help putting pressure on politicians and policy makers will be vital.
PWA members and supporters are already working hard on all of these areas; if you can make it, please come along to the next public meeting:
Pinkham Way Update Meeting
Bounds Green Residents Association (BGDRA) and PWA are holding a joint 'Pinkham Way Update' Meeting at Alexandra Park School, Rhodes Avenue, N22 7UT, on Wednesday, February 13th, at 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME.
Please keep an eye out for our newsletters, and let your friends and neighbours know that their help will be needed again soon.