Fight The Pipe – PRI goes to appeal, Facebook group, Pipeline Twitter, Linda Ware.

March 10, 2010 by  

These updates are few and far between but we are still campaigning. The 200 mile pipeline is laid but the PRI (pressure reduction installation) at the end of the pipeline in Tirley, Gloucestershire is still not built. National Grid have twice been refused planning permission and now to appeal against the last decision. See the local news article HERE

The pipeline is laid and the terminals in Milford Haven are now operational, nothing is going to stop National Grid using more of the earths resources after spending billions on this project. One of the main concerns all along has been safety. This is where we can really make a difference by opposing the PRI ever being built. If there is no PRI then the gas will have to be pumped through the pipeline at a lower pressure which will make it safer for the thousands of people living nearby. It is vital people raise their concerns about the safety of the pipe.

Only a few weeks ago a natural gas pipeline exploded in the USA leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. See the news report HERE and an incomplete list of pipeline accidents, including LNG HERE.

We will keep you informed of how you can object to the PRI in Tirley but please keep an eye on the local press, join our facebook group, visit our myspace or the pipeline twitter website to keep up to date with news.

Our facebook group is HERE
Our myspace is HERE

A new documentary and discussion website has been set up called Pipeline Twitter HERE

Anyone emailing this address gets a mail back with a telephone number, please use this to tell us of anything important as this email account is not always checked reguarly. Alternatively post on the facebook group, myspace or pipeline twitter. It is really important that we all keep communicating.

Many of you are aware of Linda Ware’s fight with Neath Port Talbot council, below is a press release from Sept for those that were not aware of the outcome.

Many thanks for your continued support 🙂

Fight the Pipe crew xxx

On Tuesday 22nd September 2009 at a Hearing under the Aarhus Convention at the Supreme Court Costs Office.
BEFORE Master O’Hare

NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL ~v~ Linda Ware

RE COSTS INCURRED IN TWO JUDICIAL REVIEW APPLICATIONS REGARDING THE MILFORD HAVEN TO CILFREW & TIRLEY NATIONAL GRID LNG PIPELINE.

RE PRESSURE REDUCTION STATION BUILD WITHIN 600 METRES OF THE VILLAGE OF CILFREW.

LINDA WARE ACCEPTED AN OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT OF THE COSTS CLAIM AGAINST HER BY NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL DUE TO LACK OF FULL COVERAGE OF HER LEGALLY AIDED ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE BY THE LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION.

ON THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2009 THE LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION WITHDREW FUNDING FROM LINDA WARE FOR THE CASE ON 22ND SEPTEMBER 2009.

THE SOLICITOR AND BARRISTER, RICHARD BUXTON AND DAVID WOOLFE, FOR LINDA WARE, PROCEEDED TO THE HEARING ON A CONDITIONAL FEE AGREEMENT.

SHOULD THE CASE NOT HAVE BEEN SETTLED OUT OF COURT THEN THE CASE WOULD HAVE PROGRESSED TO THE COURT OF APPEAL ONCE AGAIN.

LINDA WARE SHOULD LIKE IT KNOWN THAT SHE WAS NO LONGER PREPARED FOR HER OWN LOCAL AUTHORITY TO WASTE THE TAXPAYERS OF NEATH PORT TALBOT’S  MONEY ON LENGTHY COURT PROCEEDINGS.

THE SETTLEMENT WAS £7,000 in full and final settlement of costs.

TO BE PAID AT A RATE OF £9.75 PER WEEK FOR 14 YEARS UNTIL LINDA WARE REACHES THE AGE OF 75 YEARS.

This is the maximum legally permitted to be taken from the pension of Linda Ware. Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council have stated in the agreed offer that Linda Ware should not be bankrupted unless she defaults on this payment. It was also stated in the offer made to Linda ware by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council that the debt would die with her should she not live for the requisite 14 years.

It was stated by the Barrister for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council that the reason NPT CBC is pursuing these costs is that Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council cannot be seen to be a ‘soft touch’ especially regarding  environmental issues. It was also stated that the money was not why Linda Ware was being pursued; when NPT CBC knew she did not have the money to pay these costs. It was stated Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council pursued Linda Ware on a matter of principle.

At a time when cutbacks in all public services are biting hard and affecting education and jobs badly it seems there is plenty of PUBLIC money to pursue vindictive court cases in order to squash any individual that fights for the environmental rights of the people of their area.

For further information
Telephone
Linda Ware – 01639 632286

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