AROUND 150 concerned campaigners attended Haresfield's Toxin Free Tea Party at the gates of Javelin Park ahead of a High Court hearing against the planned £500m incinerator.

Braving the showers on Saturday, June 20 young and old anti-incinerator activists hosted the English country tea party in solidarity against the mass waste burner.

Gloucestershire County Council councillor Sarah Lunnon (Green, Stroud Central) said: "It’s clear that communities and residents of Stroud want GCC to take a different more sustainable course to deal with our rubbish.

“Reduction and re-use are top of the list yet receive only 0.3 per cent of the waste budget.

Stroud District Council is one of the few authorities in this rubbish saga that is acting on behalf of local people.

“By challenging the decision of GCC to squat an unwanted inefficient Incinerator at Javelin Park, blighting our Countryside and burning our natural resources.”

In what is seen as a last ditch attempt to stop the incinerator a judicial review will take place at the High Court tomorrow, with Stroud District Council (SDC) challenging the government’s decision to approve Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s (UBB) plans for the incinerator at Javelin Park.