Early start at DEFA HQ, meeting with Tim Baker one of my political department members then straight into a pre-meeting briefing regarding the future of the Meat Plant and progress to date.

 

10am – Richmond Hill Consultative Committee meeting – I am hoping that this committee, which was formed to monitor the energy from the waste plant, will migrate to a local authority liaison committee that looks at waste and environmental issues island wide  with local authorities. Originally the committee was set up when data was not available in the public domain, this data is now available via DEFA website in terms of monitoring, almost in real time. I do hope the local authorities will see the benefit of a new committee with a far wider remit that will help inform our decision making for the future.

 

Afternoon – Environment and Infrastructure Council of Ministers Subcommittee.