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Stop and Search Community Monitoring Group

A local Stop and Search Community Monitoring Group has been set up:

1. To review the police's stop and search statistics for Bexley Borough, and
2. To talk to the Bexley police to ensure that they can account for their actions, and take the concerns of the community seriously over the way they use their stop and search powers.

The Group is looking for volunteers to join them, especially those people who work with young people in the Borough. If you are interested, please contact the Bexley Safer Neighbourhood Board office (telephone 020 8311 0951) or email Danielle Fuller at info@bexleycpeg.org.uk.

High Court sets date for Waste4Fuel hearing

The High Court has set a date in early May for the Environment Agency's case against the Waste4Fuel site in Orpington to be heard. The three day hearing is due to be heard over the 6, 7, and 8 May at the High Court in London.

Waste4Fuel and their former and current directors and management will face charges from the Environment Agency regarding their operation of the waste site.

At a hearing at the end of March, Waste4Fuel, former company director Bryan Hughes, new company director Shelley Hurst, and site manager Jonathan Beckson were given 28 days to prepare their legal defence after appearing at the Court to hear charges brought against them by the Environment Agency to enforce the High Court order, granted in November 2013.

Environment Agency officers have visited the site every day since the March hearing to monitor compliance with the High Court Order, which ordered for the site to be clear of combustible waste by 1 May 2014. At that time the Environment Agency were seeking contempt charges against the defendants, as progress clearing the site since was deemed unsatisfactory.

In summation at the March hearing, His Honour Judge McKenna said he considered it common sense that the conduct of the defence between then and the subsequent hearing would affect sentencing if contempt of court was proven.

Jon Griffin, Waste Team Leader at the Environment Agency, said: "We have been at the site every day since the last hearing to monitor Waste4Fuel's compliance with the original High Court Order. I'm hopeful that our next visit to the High Court will bring a positive outcome for the
community, and we can soon get the site back into compliance."

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