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Local ‘referendum’ on gasifier

Parish councillors John Grimwood, Jenny Rowe and Shirley Giles are calling on Sutton Bridge residents to stand up and be counted in the fight against the gasifier. ANL-140808-142526001

Parish councillors John Grimwood, Jenny Rowe and Shirley Giles are calling on Sutton Bridge residents to stand up and be counted in the fight against the gasifier. ANL-140808-142526001

Sutton Bridge residents fighting against a planned £300million gasifier power station can vote in an official local ‘referendum’ later this month.

A parish poll will be held from 4pm-9pm on Wednesday, August 20 at The Curlew Centre, in Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge.

Parish council chairman John Grimwood is asking all residents to “stand up and be counted” so South Holland District Council knows where they stand.

The referendum asks people whether they want the application for the gasifier – together with EDF’s plan for a gas-fired power station – to be determined at a public inquiry.

Protesters are also organising two days of action this weekend with residents being asked to send letters to EnergyPark Sutton Bridge saying they don’t want the gasifier built on the Wingland site.

The move follows statements made at public meetings by one of the company’s directors that EnergyPark wouldn’t build the gasifier if local people didn’t want it.

Letters can be signed between 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday at parish councillor Vicky Hills’ home beside the New Road junction with Bridge Road.

• For more news on the gasifier fight see Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.

 

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