Assembly Government needs to speak up for people of Merthyr

The Merthyr Liberal Democrats first became aware of Covanta’s proposals for an incinerator in 2008 and immediately organised a public meeting in the town centre.

From then on we have been trying to raise awareness of this issue.

This is not what some might describe as Nimbyism (‘Not in my back yard’). This is making [...]

First Minister is turning his back on Merthyr and the incinerator

Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales East, Veronica German has today questioned the First Minister on his government’s involvement in the proposed Covanta Incinerator in Merthyr.

Speaking in the Assembly today Ms German asked if he could explain why the First Minister had stated that his government was a not a statutory consultee [...]

Veronica German AM attends ‘No Incinerator’ action day

Veronica at the action day with Cllr Bob Griffin

Welsh Liberal Democrats Veronica German AM and Councillor Bob Griffin last weekend took part in a ‘No Monster Incinerator’ action group day in Merthyr town centre.

Over the course of the day, 600 local residents completed and signed the IPC (Infrastructure Planning Commission) registration forms in [...]

Letter to Infrastructure Planning Commission regarding proposed Incinerator in Merthyr

Dear Sir,

Residents have recently been in contact with me regarding the location of the sessions you have recently held in the Merthyr area. I appreciate the aims of the events, which were to allow local residents the chance to learn how to submit their opinions to you. Nonetheless, I must question the choice of [...]

Veronica German AM questions location of IPC’s ‘drop-in’ session

Veronica German, Assembly Member for South Wales East, has criticised the drop-in sessions hosted by decision-making body the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC).

A series of events to help those interested in proposals for an incinerator in Merthyr were recently held so that residents could find out how to put their case to the IPC. Many [...]