Fury at waste unit plan grows

Rainford councillors David Monk and Allan Jones at the site off the industrial estate in Sandwash Close, Rainford.
Rainford councillors David Monk and Allan Jones at the site off the industrial estate in Sandwash Close, Rainford.
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MORE than 1,000 residents attended a consultation meeting last week which detailed controversial proposals to create a huge waste facility in Rainford.

Councillor David Monk estimated that 1,200 locals turned out at a three-hour drop-in session to find out why an agricultural site near Rainford Industrial Estate had been nominated, citing “an unprecedented level of concern” in the village.

Coun Monk also urged residents to ensure that they fill out a questionnaire on the proposal and not simply rely on signing a petition.

A Rainford Parish Council newsletter, due to be sent to every home in the village today, details the importance of filling out and returning questionnaires by June 20 to ensure that your voice is heard.

Forms can be collected from Houghton’s newsagents, Rainford post office, Village Hall, the Star Inn, 47 News Lane and 30 Pimbo Road.

Once completed, they can be returned to the same locations.