Kirkstall Valley Primary School got involved in the "Waste Not Wanted" Campaign against Leeds City Council's proposed Evanston Avenue waste transfer station.
The plans for a 100,000 tonne facility on the doorstep of the school have outraged the school body, as well as local residents and businesses. In a display of their frustration, children at the school donned gas masks and were featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Coun. Monaghan was dismissive in his response in the YEP, seeming to say that because it won't be built until 2016 it isn't an issue. As a local resident and governor at Kirkstall Valley, however, I am concerned about this attitude, and worried that the decision has been taken already.
A series of letters to the editor shows the level of opposition to the waste transfer site amongst the local community. To find out more about the campaign, go to www.wastenotwanted.org.uk