Brent and Harrow PSC invited councillors and the public to hear the case against Veolia at a meeting held in Willesden Green Library on Tuesday. All Brent councillors have now received the letter requesting that Veolia be excluded from the WLWA contract. It has also been sent to the West London Wast Authority where Cllr James Powney is Brent's representative. It has been signed by 302 Brent residents.
Veolia is currently on the long list for the multi-million 25 year contract and the short-listing is taking place imminently. Supporters are urged to bring up the issue with their ward councillors. We are awaiting a response to our request to James Powney for a meeting to discuss the issue. He did not attend the public meeting.
Introduction by Martin Francis , Chair of B&H PSC and speech by Michael Deas Europe Coordinator of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)
Questions and discussion 1
Simon Natas, Human Rights Lawyer (ITN Solicitors)
Questions and discussion 2
Salim Alam, West London Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Questions and discussion 3