Dear SGA members,
I’m very grateful to your Committee for allowing the Pinkham Way Alliance to contact you directly.
I’m writing to ask you to sign our petition to halt the30-year NLWA waste contract for North London (please click on the link below). An important factor in a petition’s success nowadays is the spreading of the message. If you do sign, I urge you to pass this letter on to family, friends and neighbours, and to any networks you have in any of the seven N London councils – Enfield, Barnet, Haringey, Camden, Islington, Waltham Forest and Hackney.
If you feel strongly enough to collect signatures locally, please download our petition kit from the PWA website – click on http://www.pinkhamwayalliance.org/ and you will find the link on the home page.
In our opinion, and in the opinion of waste professionals we have met, the contract is, at 30 years, far too long to be realistically based, and carries high financial risk for the councils, and for 1.7 million N London residents, at a time when there is continuing pressure on local expenditure. (You may recall the recent spending review cut the central government grant to local councils by 10% in 2015/16)
Rather than explain the background more fully, only for you to click on the link and have it explained all over again, may I direct you to the www.change.org site, which is hosting the petition, by clicking on the link above.
Thank you for your time taken in reading this. Please sign the petition – and please pass it on.
With kind regards,
Chair – Pinkham Way Alliance.
4th July 2013.