NWS have announced their decision to form a community partnership
Their choice of name for the new group is almost as comic as it is misleading. At present there is only one member who comes from "the affected community." Even the two council representatives live 30 and 50 miles from the site. As for partnership, NWS pay the chair and the ,so called independent facilitator. NWS have written the recruitment criteria for potential members. To be a true partnership their has to be a level of equality but to quote George Orwell "everyone is equal but the pigs are more equal than others."
In truth this cannot be considered either a community based project or a partnership