Press Release: Hundreds attend Public Meeting in frontline community

23 February 2019

Over 350 people crammed into Theberton Church this morning for a lively Public Meeting about EDF’s Sizewell C & D Stage 3 proposals. Co-hosted by Theberton and Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell (TEAGS) and Theberton and Eastbridge Parish Council, the meeting was chaired by Theberton resident Bill Turnbull.

In addition to two sessions of comment and questions from the floor of the meeting, there were short presentations on the key issues; on Environment from Paul Collins (TEAGS and Minsmere Levels Stakeholder Group); People and Economy from Stephen Brett (TEAGS and Chair of the Parish Council) and Roads from Charles Macdowell (B1122 Action Group Chair). Alison Downes of TEAGS rounded up with guidance on how to respond to the consultations, and a leaflet was handed out containing this information as well as a summary of the key issues. The leaflet and notes from the presentations are available online at www.teags.org/a4

Alison Downes, Co Chair of TEAGS, said: “It was overwhelming to see so many people at today’s meeting, from both near and far, demonstrating just how widespread are the concerns about Sizewell C & D. A majority of those who expressed their views this morning had reached the conclusion that the project should not go ahead, being too big and in the wrong place. It is telling how many people have changed their minds from being previously supportive or at least not opposed to the project, but have become appalled by the sheer scale and the reality of EDF’s current proposals. Whatever their views, we urge everyone to respond to EDF’s Stage 3 consultations by 29 March.”

Supporters are also being encouraged to take action by:

Contacts

TEAGS: info@teags.org. Co Chairs Alison Downes, 07711 843884 or Paul Collins, 01728 635097, www.facebook.com/teags.org, @TEAGonSizewell.

Theberton and Eastbridge Parish Council: Chair Steve Brett, 07503 320645, stephen.brett@hotmail.co.uk

B1122 Action Group: Chair Charles Macdowell c.n.macdowell@gmail.com, 01728 648217, www.facebook.com/B1122relief

MLSG: Secretary Paul Collins, paul.f.collins1@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/MinsmereLevels