national anti incinerator gathering coming up, 28 October

To bring together anti-incineration groups from all over England and Wales to get inspiration for their own campaigning, hear what some authorities are doing that are trying not to go down the mass burn incineration route and to discuss how the network of groups can best be supported.

Incineration Summit, Sat 28 Oct, 10am-5pm, NCVO, London

The meeting will be 10am-5pm at NCVO (15 minutes walk from St Pancras). A confirmed agenda and booking form will be sent out in September. The draft agenda and list of groups invited is below.

Objective
To bring together anti-incineration groups from all over England and Wales to get inspiration for their own campaigning, hear what some authorities are doing that are trying not to go down the mass burn incineration route and to discuss how the network of groups can best be supported. The summit will also allow the individuals from community campaign groups to pledge to resist the expansion of mass
burn incineration.

Agenda

Welcome to the day and what we hope to get out of it.

Views from the coalface. Presentations by (potentially):

* Mayor or Deputy Mayor of London – how London is planning to deal with its waste without mass burn incineration
* Somerset County Council – a rural council’s perspective of waste issues
* Nuneaton FOE – raising incineration as a local election issue
* Norwich FOE – the importance of alliances to defeat a proposal
* Hampshire FOE group- what next if it gets built?
* Panel discussion and questions from the floor

Lunch and networking

Afternoon Session

How best can the network be supported and developed
Presentation on review of different activist models
Small group discussions on strengths and weaknesses of models
Feedback from small group discussions

Open discussion on way forward from here.

Declaration signing.

Close

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Potential groups invited:

Southern groups
CAG
GAIN
someone from Cornwall - although lacking a good contact
Phil Scott - SAGE
B and Hove FOE
Lewes FOE
DOVE
Phil Butler
BADAIR
SWARD - landfill group Gloucs
Colchester FOE
Norwich FOE
Peterborough FOE
Stephen E and colleagues
Ricky G - Aylesbury Vale FOE
Oxford FOE
Portsmouth FOE - experience of having an incinerator

Midland Groups
Nigel
NAIL
Nuneaton FOE
Derby FOE
Chesterfield FOE
Lincs groups - but lacking a good contact
MAIN
Shrewsbury FOE
Telford FOE

Northern Groups
Leeds FOE
Manchester FOE
CHAIN - Ince Marsh and Cheshire
RAIN - Ince Marsh
York FOE
Hull FOE plus Barry
Val Barton
Cumbria groups - potential incinerator campaign here too.

Wales
Max Wallis
Are there other active groups in Wales - I know it is a bit quiet now
in the Wrexham area. Is TAC still going?