I know that the odour was really bad again overnight. Constituents were writing to me during the night and there are complaints all over social media too. I really feel for all residents affected, but please do keep reporting incidents to the EA and the council. I will maintain the pressure at Westminster.
Through Written Parliamentary Questions I have obtained the attached data for the total number of odour complaints made to the EA about Walley's Quarry.
The last six months are:
As you can see, January and then February shattered all records. Specific bad episodes over the last few months are clearly visible as spikes on the chart, culminating in last weekend's debacle.
The second chart goes back over 2 years and shows the national odour complaints versus the Walley's complaints. This year Walley's is generating nearly 80% of all odour complaints in England. Astonishing.
Thank you to everyone who has reported the odours that they smell as it really has made a difference. Keep it up!
The data is here if anyone wants to play about with it or do some more data-viz: https://docs.google.com/…/2PACX-1vRwCJlT4yx7z_nZeRP…/pubhtml