Stroud Town Council pledge £2,000 to GlosVAIN to help fight incinerator
STROUD Town Council has agreed in principle to donate £2,000 to anti-incinerator group GlosVAIN.
The financial contribution, which was unanimously approved by town councillors, is being made to help campaigners cover their costs of fighting Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s appeal.
Members of GlosVAIN are currently trying to raise £25,000 so they can employ a planning expert to represent them during the crucial planning inquiry into the facility, which starts in November.
The group has already secured around £6,000 and last week Stonehouse Town Council pledged a further £5,000 to the cause.
Speaking at a meeting of Stroud Town Council on Monday night (September 9), mayor Amanda Moriarty said: "As a town council we have been very concerned about conserving resources, energy efficiency and recycling and the incinerator just goes against all that."
Councillors agreed that the money should be released to GlosVAIN as soon as they had received assurances that it would only be spent on legal costs and not publicity.
To donate to GlosVAIN go to www.glosvain.info
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