Pinkham Way waste contract delayed until March

Haringey Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have delayed the bidding period for a contractor to run their proposed waste plant at Pinkham Way.

Originally the authority was due to sign a deal with a contractor for waste services in the seven boroughs covered by the NLWA in the New Year.

The Liberal Democrats in Haringey have been campaigning against a waste plant at Pinkham Way. Over a thousand people have signed the Lib Dem petition against the plant.

The Lib Dems have said the delay is an opportunity to think again about the contract and are urging the NLWA and Haringey Council to call a halt to the Pinkham way project.

Because Haringey Council is a member of the NLWA, two Labour councillors, Nilgun Canver, Environment Cabinet Member and George Meehan, former Leader of the Council are board members of the NLWA.

The delay follows a recent Council debate called by the Local Liberal Democrats and a delegation of local residents concerned about the plans for a waste processing plant at Pinkham Way made a presentation of their case.

Cllr Jim Jenks, Lib Dem spokesperson for the Environment, comments:

“The delay in handing out the waste contract is an opportunity for the NLWA and Haringey Council to think again about Pinkham Way.

“This contract is wrong for Haringey. The last thing that local residents want is this waste plant on their doorstep and the council and NLWA now have a chance to change their minds.”

Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, comments:

“Now is the time for the NLWA and Haringey Council to finally call a halt to these disastrous plans to build a waste plant at this thoroughly unsuitable site.

“I will continue to work with the Pinkham Way Alliance, local residents and my Lib Dem colleagues to stop a waste plant being built at Pinkham way.”