Public Meetings

Come along to our two meetings, to find out more, ask questions and make your informed decision. The Council is inviting your comments by 3rd May.

Sunday 17th April, 3pm – meeting at Sacombe Road playground (between Buckwells Field and the Wick)

Please come and show that you oppose the quarry. Meet County Councillor Dr Andrew Stevenson, other residents and Stop Bengeo Quarry campaigners. Have an opportunity to discuss your concerns and find out how you can oppose this awful proposal just across Sacombe Road. Cllr Peter Ruffles will be there to answer any questions about the process. There will be photos taken (if you prefer not to be on the photo please let us know!) All residents and children are welcome! Children can bring their own posters and logos (as well as some felt pens).

Friday 22nd April, 7.30pm – meeting at Bengeo Primary School

This is an opportunity to find out more about the proposal and the Council planning process. You will also be able to find out more about the reasons why we oppose the proposal and how residents can get involved with the Stop Bengeo Quarry campaign. We will be joined by Cllr Andrew Stevenson, Cllr Paul Phillips. Cllr Michael McMullen is also hoping to be able to join us. Residents interested to find out more about the proposal and Stop Bengeo Quarry campaign are welcome!

Site Meeting With Cllr.Stevenson

We are delighted that Councillor Andrew Stevenson has agreed to meet with the Stop Bengeo Quarry residents on Sunday 17 April on site. The exact timing will be confirmed shortly. This will be an opportunity for residents to show their opposition to the proposed quarry. We are inviting press and will also use it as an opportunity for taking photos.

Cllr Dr Andrew Stevenson is from Herts County Council. Please keep sending to him copies of your letters of objection. Cllr Peter Ruffles from East Herts District Council should also receive copies of your letters but is not able to engage in the discussion at this stage due to his role in the process.

Rickney’s Quarry: Legacy

The original Rickney’s Quarry was abandoned in the 1990s. There is an interesting collection of photos on Urban Ghost that documents the condition of the site in 2012.

www.urban-ghost.co.uk/2012/03/rickneys-quarry.html

There are also some images from 2008 on Derelictplaces : Documenting Decay.

Planning Permission for Rickney’s was originally granted in 1958 (Source). Site restoration was due to be completed by the end of 2007 but to date this condition has not been met.

Photo of Rickney's Quarry
Rickney’s Quarry in 2016