Forthcoming Events

Public Demonstration 6th July

A Public demonstration organised by the Marston Moreteyne Action Group and its sister campaign group ‘Our Marston Vale’ will take place to coincide with the last IPC Open Floor Hearing:- 6th July at 17:45hrs Stewartby Village Hall, Stewartby

It will provide an opportunity for all residents to come together and make their concerns heard and leading political personalities will address the crowd.
Hugh Roberts, Chair of MMAG said “We want the IPC to hear that we care about our communities and we want a future that recycles and reduces waste – not burns it”
As always please bring placards, banners and loud voices!

Past Events

IPC Drop in Sessions

The IPC have announced 2 further drop in sessions for Tuesday 9th November at:-12:00 noon-2:00pm  –  Stewartby Village Hall and 4:00pm -6:00pm –  The Forest Centre (The Sollars Study room) Marston Moreteyne Click Here to view full post

Public Protest Meeting re Covanta Proposal 30th October 2010

Following on from the successful meeting at the Forest Centre in September- Nadine Dorries MP is inviting residents and those interested in opposing the Covanta Proposal to attend a meeting a the Rufus Centre in Flitwick on Saturday 30th October at 10:30am.

Professor Dr Paul Connett who has researched waste management for 14 years will be attending the meeting. Please Click Here for full details.

IPC/Planning Aid Drop in Event – 22nd October 2010

Representatives from the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) will be available to answer questions about how to have your say on the application. The IPC is the independent body that will consider whether or not permission will be given to the developer to proceed with building this project. Representatives from Planning Aid will be present to offer help and advice on completing the registration form to enable you to have your say about the proposal. Planning Aid provides free, independent and professional planning advice to individuals and communities who cannot afford to pay professional fees. The schedule is as follows:-

10.30 – 12.00 Bedford Borough Council, Town Hall, Bedford

13.30- 15.00 Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Chicksands

15.30 – 17.00  Ampthill library

Public Protest Meeting re Covanta Proposal-   25th September 2010

On Saturday September 25th at The Forest Centre, Marston Vale at 10.30 – 12.30, Nadine Dorries MP will host a public meeting aimed at developing a co-ordinated strategy of public opposition to the proposed plans of the American waste giant Covanta to impose a Wembley stadium sized incinerator in Mid Bedfordshire.

The meeting will be attended by the Marston Moretaine Action Group and concerned members of the public.

Nadine said ‘ I have already made the feelings of local residents known to the Secretary of State and discussed this with the Prime Minister who has said that we need to look for more innovative ways of disposing of waste than incineration. Unfortunately, the IPC quango, which is to be abolished by the Government, has put the Covanta proposal through to the second stage of public consultation. This is because any applications that were submitted before the General Election are to be completed by the IPC.

We fought off the inappropriate Eco town development and we will fight this too, however, it will take the effort of everyone who cares about Mid Bedfordshire including stakeholders in tourism, Parish Councils and local residents. The meeting will be well attended and action leaflets detailing an effective form of opposition will be provided and discussed. Under no circumstances must the IPC be able to say at the end of the public consultation process that there were supporters for this proposal, which is what they said in each village hall they attended during the first round of consultation – I do not believe this was true and I also believe that this statement on behalf of Covanta was crucial in their ability to be passed through to the second round. It is important that as many people as possible who are prepared to do their bit in order to fight this off attend.



Nadine Dorries MP

Ampthill Gala Day 27th June 2010

Marston Moreteyne Action Group will have a pitch at the Ampthill Gala Day this Sunday (27th June, Ampthill Cricket pitch).

MMAG representatives will be available from 1pm – 5pm to talk about local issues.  There will also be a display, handouts and posters to take away and the Covanta Petition will be available to sign.

Please come and say hello.