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D1 residents plan protest outside HoA today over open burning @ Pockwood Pond

D1 residents plan protest outside HoA today over open burning @ Pockwood Pond

Word just reaching our newsroom is that residents of the First District have had enough of being affected by the almost daily landfill fires at Pockwood Pond and are planning to stage a peaceful protest outside of the House of Assembly in Road Town this morning, April 17, 2023.

The recalled Fifth Sitting of the Fifth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) is scheduled for 10:00 AM, and aims to validate the grant of Residence and Belonger Certificates of some Six-hundred and eighty-eight (688) persons.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the First District residents are also seeking to sign a petition to pressure Government to urgently address the issue at the Pockwood Pond incinerator.

A large landfill fire was seen last night and continues to burn today, sending plumes of smoke in the direction of West End, Romney Park and even Carrot Bay.


A fire at the incinerator in February 2021, rendered the facility inoperable since, and open burning is now frequent.

Residents of the First District are said to be the most affected by the smoke and dust. Many are concerned that their health is being impacted negatively.

A large landfill fire was seen last night and continues to burn today, sending plumes of smoke in the direction of West End, Romney Park and even Carrot Bay.

General Election is Monday, April 24, 2023; however, the frustrated residents of the First District are not waiting another day to collectively let their voices be heard on the urgent issue of the frequent landfill fires at Pockwood Pond.

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