Keep on Lobbying – Success is on its way…..

As many of you know, I am very passionate about keeping our town & villages clean and safe. I have been campaigning for the best part of 20 years to have a better policy on Plastic, Glass, Paper and Polystyrene – the re-introduction of a deposit scheme similar to those used in many other countries.
I have lobbied our MP Stephen Barclay on a number of occasions, and although sympathetic has never himself driven my/our argument with any great voice.
He did tell me that the government were ‘consulting’ and they have been doing that for some considerable time (several years)
We have now reached a pivotal point where ‘the government have to make a choice (that’s after more consultations).

It was also good news to hear that ‘Waste Strategy’ is also being updated, this will include the government giving subsidies to councils for ‘Green Waste’ – we currently have a choice in Fenland whether to pay for our Green Waste to be collected.
I am pleased that many of these very important environmental issues are being give some priority – it has been a long time coming.

Today also announced that there ‘maybe’ a 1p tax on clothing, as some 300,000 tons of clothing goes into landfill ever year – a staggering amount for the UK’s insatiable desire for
new clothing….lets see where this goes.
See the excellent BBC News Website
BBC News Website


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