OVER in Hornsey and Wood Green, Lynne Featherstone MP congratulates the Lib Dem team for helping to save the Pinkham Way site near Bounds Green from being turned into a new waste plant. The North London Waste Authority (NLWA), representing and funded by seven London boroughs, has abandoned its plans to let a new deal worth billions.
Lynne hurrahs: “The decision to end the procurement for the long-term waste management in North London marks a great victory for the Pinkham Way Alliance, the local Liberal Democrats and local residents, who have campaigned hard against the NLWA’s plans.”
That dastardly NLWA, eh? But is bringing party politics into it really a good idea for anyone? The talks and legal to and fro over this has been going on for half a decade and takes us all back to a time when the Lib Dems held power in two of the boroughs making up the NLWA.
She no doubt gave her party colleagues in Camden and Islington hell when the proposals were first forming during their time on the authority.