Action on Silverdale Landfill

Today I met with Silverdale campaigner Derrick Huckfield and leader of the council Simon Tagg to discuss the issues local residents have been having with the very bad smell emanating from the Silverdale landfill site at Walley's Quarry.

This has been affecting residents not just in Silverdale but in areas all across the southwest of the town centre. On some occasions the smell has been noticeable as far north as Porthill.

Residents have not yet had the promised report back from the Environment Agency, so I will be writing to them and also to Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, in order to make progress on this issue which is blighting the lives of so many residents. I will keep you informed of any developments.