Review of Only Solutions projects in 2010

Inquiry photo
Josh, Bernard, Richard, Shlomo and Linda in front of the Rainworth Village Hall after another day at the Sherwood Forest (Rufford) Incinerator Inquiry (12th October 2010) – Our thanks to Adrian for this photo.

Take Part Mansfield Active Citizenship Pathfinder Project
11 February: Forest Town Action Planning Workshop
25 February: Introduction to Environmental Citizenship
4 March: Focussing on Sustainable Development
11 March: Sustainable Development and Resilience
18 March: Nature Conservation for Forest Town
25 March: Positive Visions for Forest Town
26 March: Active Citizenship Dayschool

In 2010 Only Solutions contributed to two local consultations –
July: Mansfield’s Core Strategy Issues and Options
November: Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils’ Waste Core Strategy Further Issues and Options.

People Against Incineration (PAIN)
2010 was the culmination of six years of learning, organising and volunteering by the Only Solutions team, as the Sherwood Forest (Rufford) Incinerator Inquiry took place at the Rainworth Village Hall. The Inquiry fully occupied us throughout October 2010. Only Solutions is forever grateful for the fantastic involvement of members of the communities of Rainworth and Forest Town, and of course the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Newark and Sherwood District Council. We all eagerly await the decision, expected on or before 31st May 2011.

United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN)
Throughout 2010 Only Solutions continued to fulfil our contract to provide National Coordination to UKWIN. Josh played an active role in maintaining and updating the interactive map and table of existing and potential waste incinerators. Having already made an impression on the trade press, in 2010 UKWIN broke through to attract the attention of the national media. UKWIN featured in publications such as Private Eye and The Guardian, and on two consecutive days in December we appeared in the Financial Times and The Independent. In 2010 the membership of UKWIN grew to encompass more than 80 local campaign groups!

Audit Commission Act (ACA)
2010 also saw a return to the High Court for Veolia’s appeal in July. Veolia failed in their attempt to overturn the 2009 decision by Justice Cranston. Read the Orchard News Bureau’s account of the case.
High Court photo