ROCK OFF at The REC Rooms in Horsham took place on Friday (2 August). Organisers at the No Incinerator 4 Horsham Community Group (Ni4H) announced: “What a brilliant night; it was wonderful to see so many people having fun, enjoying the music and dancing.”
The headlining band stated: “The Licks had a great time, playing at a great venue and with such great bands. Glad it was a success, everyone worked so hard.”
The support bands said: “It was a pleasure to play – both Flesh Tuxedo and Bad Boy Boogie thoroughly enjoyed it – a successful night for all !!”
Ni4H Vice-Chairman, Kevin Slatter, added: “A great turnout and a great night. Thank you to everyone that came along and help [sic] raise funds for our fight against the Horsham incinerator. It was a demonstrable show of strength for the campaign.
“A special thanks goes out to the three bands, Flesh Tuxedo, Bad Boy Boogie and The Licks, to The REC Rooms for hosting the event and RMV Productions for the artwork, including Screen Social. All gave their time and energy free to help raise funds.
“Just under £2,000 was raised towards a barrister and experts for the Public Inquiry due to start 29th October in Horsham. Further donations are welcome: www.ni4h.org
“Great venue Great bands Great crowd and a Great night! Thank you everyone. The fight continues.”
Following Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons’ financial contribution to No Incinerator 4 Horsham Community Group’s campaign, Ni4H are looking for a venue to host a public screening of Jeremy’s TRASHED environmental documentary film, with music by Vangelis. Jeremy sent Ni4H a copy of the film to help raise further funds.
Ni4H is also very grateful to Jeremy Irons for providing this additional statement of support for its campaign:
“There is no upside to an incinerator apart from allowing us the misleading belief that they make the problem of our trash disappear.
The downsides are clear.
Since damaging micro fleurons cannot be captured, Incinerator chimneys, despite the manufacturer’s protestations to the contrary, do not filter out all damaging particles and so they get into our food chain, into our lungs and into our blood.
Because of poorer air quality and greater soil pollution, we are seeing a massive growth in allergies and learning problems among children. Incinerators can only exacerbate these trends.
Their voracious appetite encourages us to create garbage, and often to import garbage in order that incinerators may run at full capacity and, therefore, be economic to run.
This method of garbage disposal works against our desire to recycle in such bulk that the recycling industry can be economically viable.
Incinerators, which have a life of at least 20 years, are a step in the wrong direction at a time when we are trying to make a healthier and more sustainable world.
I urge every person to use all the influence they have to fight against the proliferation of such Incinerators.”