Rogue Gardening Company to Avoid

Hertfordshire Trading Standards warns of a rogue gardening company which has been dropping cards through doors over the last few weeks and then carrying out terrible work.

The company is called Green Thumb Gardening Services of Mark Road, Hemel Hempstead, using a 01442 telephone number. The address in Mark Road is a false one and payment has all been made in cash.

They should NOT to be confused with GREEN THUMB LAWN SERVICES which is a reputable Nationwide company.

Turning on the Waterworks

It’s great to see the water companies responding quickly to a leak, but it looks like it may be a good day to avoid Jasons Hill if you’re on the school run today. Hopefully it won’t be too much of an issue, as the lights seemed to be on manual …

The Question of Traffic

Some concerns have been raised about the volume of traffic that is likely to service the proposed landfill site.  The current planning permission allows for a maximum landfill of 5,000m3 per calendar month and a limit to the vehicle size of 32 tonnes maximum gross weight. 32 tonnes MGW is …

The Ultimate Solution

Waste gasification.  Superheating asbestos with a plasma gun – similar to the process that naturally occurs in lightning. The same technology is being trialed around the world to release energy from other, more mundane forms of landfill in the name of energy generation. The target material is superheated to temperatures up …

Asbestos and Cancer, the Risks

According to the Health and Safety Executive, asbestos is classed as a category 1 carcinogen (Source, HSE website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/licensing/). Cancer risks are clearly established and currently, 5000 people per year die from exposure to asbestos.  2,538 mesothelioma sufferers died in 2013.  The estimated number of other lung cancers due to …

Michelmersh Holdings

In 2010, Michelmersh Holdings applied for an extension to their permission for mineral extraction.  They asserted that the remaining reserves would allow for a further 25 years of extraction, not including the area under the site buildings.  Despite the associated noise, dust and heavy traffic that this would bring the …

Stowey Quarry, Somerset

Case Study, Rural Asbestos Landfill Proposal Stowey Quarry in Somerset was granted a licence to accept Stable Non-Reactive Hazardous Waste (SNRHW) in June 2011.  The local action group challenged this and the decision was reversed in September 2011. The appellant amended the list of materials to be accepted and appealed …

What Can I Do?

Your chance to comment on the proposals If you have a reason why you or other members of your community would be impacted by an asbestos landfill in Ley Hill, you can find out how to comment on the Environment Agency website using the link below.  Email and postal addresses …

A Little World Cup Spirit…

Those lovely people at Cocktailmaker in Ley Hill have sent us another recipe, this time to bring a taste of Brazilian sunshine to the Buckinghamshire countryside. “As Chesham gets ready to celebrate its own carnival this weekend, Brazil limbers up to play host and party for the 2014 World Cup. …

MAKEOVER FOR TYLERS HILL BURIAL GROUND

If you haven’t visited our community’s Burial Ground by St George’s at Tylers Hill lately, Spring is a special time. It’s even more beautiful at the moment thanks to a cheerful band of volunteers from the Chiltern Society, a local environmental charity. Ten of them recently came to do the …