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DATE & TIME

LOCATION

STORE

 NO. PUBLIC

OVER ALL COMMENT

SPECIFICS

STAFF

 

14.03.05
9am-5pm

 

SALTASH

 

WAITROSE

 

60

Dry day but located towards the back of the car park. Steady flow of people all day. Lots of questions on composters due to radio coverage. Positive comments on Saltash civic amenity site. Most people when asked agreed with the possibility of an EfW but new it was unlikely to be located near them. General feedback was to recycle more.

xxxx wanted details of contract. Wanted 6 gasification plants, claimed that gasification of MSW in USA is widespread.

Katie Soper (CCC)Maggie Thurgood (CCC), Richard Bower (CCC), Chris James (Caradon DC)

 

15.03.05
9am-5pm

 

BODMIN

 

ASDA

 

70

Dry day and located right next to front door. Steady flow of people through the day getting quieter later on. Most of questions on recycling and composting. Most people who came in were recyclers and had recycling questions. When asked about EfW most asked for more information and once emissions were discussed thought it was the preferred option to landfill.

Xxxx very anti EFW. Friends with xxxx who also came to visit us later in the day. Were adamant emissions could not be controlled safely and thought EFW was out dated and dangerous. xxxx live in area of search, feel that EFW is the only way to move forward. Have no concerns about the positioning of the plant, or emissions. Feel that most people have been ‘scared’ by the media.

Katie Soper (CCC), Maggie Thurgood (CCC), Neil Sandland (CCC), Dave Jenkins (NCDC)

 

16.03.05
9am – 5pm

 

ST AUSTELL

 

ASDA

 

35

Rained all day, location ok, to left of front door in centre of car park. Mostly questions on recycling. 1 person (no name given) very annoyed with lack of waste strategy and EfW proposals. Would prefer AD, MBT. Feels that these options, along with full consultation, has not been undertaken. Explained that these technologies were unproven and not ‘bankable’. Approximately 80-90% of people asked felt that EFW was an effective way of removing waste from landfill and had no objections to EfW.

Xxxx posed as student, unsure if this is true. Felt all members of the public should be made to recycle and was completely against EFW. Said we should use TV as a means of contacting people. Threatened a huge campaign to stop EFW. However offered no alternative apart from 100% recycling.

Katie Soper (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC), Richard Bower (CCC), Esther O’bearagh (Restormel BC)

 

17.03.05
9am-5pm

 

TRURO

 

LEMON QUAY

 

55

Dry all day, position fantastic in the centre of Truro City centre. Only one strong opposition to EFW. Xxxx felt like the public had not been informed enough and it was going to happen regardless of what Cornwall as a whole thought. Most people felt that EFW was preferable to landfill and understood the need for the plant.

none

Katie Soper (CCC), Neil Sandland (CCC), Richard Bower (CCC)

 

21.03.05
9am-5pm

 

FALMOUTH

 

ASDA

 

25

Rained heavy all day and located towards back of car park. Very few members of the public passing. Again most questions on recycling and composting.

Xxxx felt waste should not travel more than 20 miles from its place of origin. Feels not enough research has been done on alternative technologies. Was concerned that as waste reduces we will source waste from other counties to run the plant. 

Katie Soper (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC), Stephine Cocker (Carrick DC)

22.03.05
9am – 5pm

CAMBORNE

TESCO

20

Very windy and wet, unable to put signs up for health and safety reasons. Located towards back of car park. As with all other locations most questions were on margarine tubs and which bottles could be recycled.

Xxxx Pro MBT etc, knows there are none in the UK, but there are else where. Concerned EFW will affect recycling.

Katie Soper (CCC), Neil Sandland (CCC)

 

23.03.05 9am-5pm

 

PENZANCE

 

TESCO

 

20

Dry but again very windy and unable to put signs up. Hung two on inside windows. All questions were on what can be recycled but when asked about EfW we had a very positive response. We had no opposition to EfW at this site. Most people were unaware of the landfill problems and future taxes that will be imposed on the county. Located very close to front doors.

none

Katie Soper (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC)

23.05.05
11am-7pm

ST DENNIS

WORKING MENS CLUB

50

Weather was dry but windy, and signs had to be taken down and hung in the window of the trailer. Very little direct opposition to EfW at this site. Concerns about traffic that might be generated and how it would be routed; as well as general issues with the dust and vehicles from the clay works being added to. Generally people in St Dennis feel that, probably due to their location in central Cornwall, anything like an electricity plant or EfW plant is likely to be put in their back yard, with nothing given back to the community in return.

Husband and wife who live in St Dennis think that the EfW plant is a good idea as long as traffic and environmental impacts are looked after.
Xxxx stated that when the electricity plant was put in 10 years ago there was a big fuss; but now it is never mentioned. Xxxx feels that the “sooner the EfW plant is put in, the better”
Xxxx against EfW and the CCC proposals as a whole.

Maggie Thurgood (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC) Adrian Lea (CCC), Carol Foster (CCC), Neil Sandland (CCC), Mike Robins (EA)

24.05.05
10am-5pm

ST JUST

LAFROWDA CAR PARK

25

Weather was dry but windy, and signs had to be taken down and hung in the window of the trailer. Most questions were on recycling. No resistance to EfW.

 

Maggie Thurgood (CCC), Neil Hayhurst (CCC), Ellie Inglis (CCC), Neil Sandland (CCC)

25.05.05
10am-5pm

HAYLE

COMMER-CIAL ROAD CAR PARK

41

Weather was dry but windy, and signs had to be taken down and hung in the window of the trailer. Most questions were on recycling. No resistance to EfW.
A large number of people visited the trailer considering its location, albeit opposite the Commercial Road car park recycling banks.

Xxxx  is originally from the midlands and has seen no detrimental effects from a number of EfW plants.
Xxxx of  the Hayle Residents Association suggested an integrated WM system to xxx local MP (Mr Andrew George) incorporating MBT, recycling and EfW for residual waste. xxxx MP told xxxx  that this was “simply not feasible”.

Paul Martin (CCC), Ann Pattison (CCC), Ellie Inglis (CCC), Neil Sandland (CCC)

31.06.05
10am-5pm

HELSTON

TESCO

18

Located at left hand side of store towards the front of the car park. Weather mixed. Most comments were made with regards to plastic packaging and supermarket generation of plastics. No members of the public raised issue with EfW and when questioned on what they thought should happen with black bag waste, EfW was favourable. Lots of questioning on composting and information requested. 

None

Katie Soper (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC), Denise Pascoe (CCC), Neil Hayhurst (CCC)

01.06.05
10am-5pm

ST IVES

TESCO

12

Weather was windy and signs had to be taken down, we re-hung them in the windows. Very little interest. Most questions were on recycling and why only plastic bottles were collected. No resistance to EfW. Located in middle of car park to the right on the store as you look at it.  

None

Katie Soper (CCC), Richard Bower (CCC), Ann Pattison (CCC), Denise Pascoe (CCC)

06.06.05
10am-5pm

NEWQUAY

SAFEWAY

26

Weather good. Limited interest. A couple of people brought up the issue with recycling and living in a flat – no where to store material. Could bring banks be located near flats? General questions on recycling and the quality of the CA site in Newquay. 

1 xxxx was anti EFW. 1 xxxx asked about pyrolysis, accepted information given to xxx that there was a lack of data on the process. 

Katie Soper , Maggie Thurgood, Gina Varcoe, Adrian Lea , Ellie Inglis (CCC)

07.06.05
11am-7pm

ROCHE

VICTORY HALL

50

Dry sunny day. Most visitors came with concerns about EfW. Many were upset about their houses losing value and the emissions and smells from the EfW plant. We gave information on emissions and EfW in general and spoke to many for long periods of time. There were 7 members of staff present at all times and all visitors were given the opportunity to ask any questions they had. Many were totally against the plant even after we had explained Cornwall’s situation. Some wanted more than one plant to share the burden of Cornwall’s waste. Concerns were also raised about the volumes of traffic through the villages and also felt they knew where the site was going to be.  

Roche parish councillor was ok with the EFW plant. Xxxx  requested a site tour. Two Restormel Councillors came in and asked specific questions on the cost to the council of the new EFW plant and where the money would come from.

Katie Soper (CCC), Maggie Thurgood (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC), Adrian Lea (CCC), Carol Foster (CCC), Esther O’bearagh (Restormel BC), Mike Roblins (EA REP)

13.06.05
10am-5pm

WADEBRIDGE

TESCO

10

Sunny day but quiet car park. Unable to locate at supermarket as work was being carried out at the store. Few questions on recycling and the levels of plastic used by the supermarkets. When asked about EfW people felt this was the only option for Cornwall and supported the idea. 

None

Katie Soper (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC), Carol Foster (CCC), Dave Jenkins (NCDC)

14.06.05
10am-5pm

LISKEARD

SAFEWAY

21

Weather was dry but windy. Fairly quite store. Located left hand side of front door, half way up the car park. Little interest in the EfW plant, most questions on recycling and plastics. One man asked about when Cornwall was going to start using hydro-electric.

Xxxx wanted to recycle but lives at the end of a private road and can’t get his material to the end of the drive?

Katie Soper (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC), Carol Foster (CCC), Chris James (Caradon DC)

15.06.05
10am-5pm

BUDE

SAFEWAY

2

Dry day, located at the back of the car park in the middle, however most traffic had to pass us to get to the store. One man from London came in and wanted us to charge takeaways for littering the streets!

Cllr Elizabeth Heard was our other visitor. Very disappointed with our turn out, but understood that we were doing what we could and it was up to the public if they wanted to visit us. 

Katie Soper (CCC), Paul Martin (CCC), Adrian Lea (CCC), Dave Jenkins (NCDC)

13.09.05

ST AGNES

Trelawney Car Park

24

Dry day, very busy car park, we were obvious for all to see. There were no negative views on EFW. We had 8 positive views on EFW. Some people were concerned with the distance they have to travel to a HWRC.

None

Maggie Thurgood & Kate Soper (CCC), Julia Pollard, WRAP

15.09.05

PERRANPORTH

Wheal Leisure Car Park

2

A very wet and windy day. We were directly opposite the entrance to the car park but due to the weather it was a very quite day. We had two ladies in early on who were for EfW but mostly wanted to discuss composting issues.

 

Kate Soper & Neil Sandland (CCC)

20.09.05

TRURO COLLEGE

Middle of Main site

11

A dry and sunny day. Hundreds of people walking by all day, but little interest. 2 technology tutors were supportive of EfW. A few people were interested in the cheap composter deal. One lady complained about all the waste the college produced and did not recycle.

2 technology tutors supportive of EfW. They felt it was the best option for the county.  

Kate Soper  & Maggie Thurgood (CCC)

21.09.05

ST STEPHEN

Community Centre

8

A dry but gloomy day.  We had a lady in asking about chemical waste collections. Two ladies from the parish council came in and said they had tried to spread the word that we were there. They were concerned about the transport through the village if the EfW plant was in the area.

One xxxx strongly opposed the EfW plant but with concerns about traffic not the actual plant. Xxxx felt the area was being unfairly treated as they were already a deprived area of the county.

Kate Soper  & Maggie Thurgood (CCC)

04.10.05

FALMOUTH

The Moor

41

A dry busy day in an excellent spot in the centre of town. We had lots of people interested in our proposals, and all but one agreed with the EfW proposal. Most questions were on recycling and plastic, but a great interest in the general topic.  

Green Peace were handing out anti-incineration posters out side our exhibition trailer. A xxxx came in and gave us a leaflet and told us that they were totally against the proposals. xxxx was abrupt and refused to listen to our response to xxxx questions.

Paul Martin & Kate Soper (CCC)

04.10.05

ST COLUMB MAJOR

Recreation Car Park

15

Dry sunny day, in the main car park in the town but it was very quiet. We had a few discussions with local residents and all were in favour of EfW, but many had the same reservations about where it would be and the NIMBY syndrome! One xxxx turned up with all xxx plastic margarine tubs and asked what xxx could do with them.

 

Kate Soper & Neil Sandland (CCC)

11.10.05

LOOE

Millpool Car Park

3

A very wet and windy day. In the main car park in the town but the weather was so bad there was no one around. We had 3 people in from out of the county who were interested in the topic, but didn’t live here so it had little relevance.

 

Kate Soper & Paul Martin (CCC)

12.10.05

CALLINGTON

New Road Car Park

3

Another wet and windy day, but in a good location in the main car park in the town. Had the local County Councillor and xxxx in, but they were already quite informed on the subject, but did have some questions on the metal that comes out of the EfW plant. The other xxxx who came in was pro EfW.

 

Kate Soper (CCC)

13.10.05

TORPOINT

Anthony Road Car Park

2

Dry day, positioned ok. Two people came in with positive points on the areas recycling facilities. No one made any comments on EfW.

 

Andrew Tresize (CCC)

18310.05

MULLION

Tremenhee Car Park

7

Rained in the morning, dry in the afternoon. Most questions on General Recycling issues. A few complaints that the outlying villages on the Peninsula did not have recycling banks. There was no opposition to EFW.  

 

Paul Martin & Richard Bower (CCC)

Abbreviations:
MSW - Municipal Solid Waste;   EfW - Energy from Waste;   AD - Anaerobic Digestion;   MBT - Mechanical Biological Treatment;   WM - Waste Management;  HWRC - Household Waste Recycling Centre

 

Approx Totals :     Total number of people – 656 ,   
No of people supportive of more recycling – 0 ,   No in favour of less landfill – 656 ,   No opposed to   EfW in principal – 20 ,  No. agreeing with EfW in principle - 636

97% in favour of EfW
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