Since launching the Air Quality petition, this is now being led by the Lochgelly Community Council, who have put petitions in some of the local shops and have been going door-to-door to collect signatures. Our group is continuing to provide support and making contact with councillors, MSPs, other groups, as well as making a variety of Freedom of Information requests to get as much data as possible about Mossmorran and current practices.
We have also noticed local councillor Mark Hood is seeking a review to the Air Quality in the local area, and other Community Councils are also raising different concerns regarding the impacts of Mossmorran in their local communities.
Living in Lochgelly, we are well aware of what a majority of residents concerns are regarding the Mossmorran complex, however the majority of our shared concerns in this town is always spread through word of mouth, and there is little to no record in the public domain, other than comments on various websites that highlight some peoples concerns regarding Mossmorran.
Without having local concerns in the public domain, and feeding back into local groups, the local authority and the Scottish Government, our local concerns can be easily ignored.
We have created a short survey, which will take around 5-15 minutes to complete, regarding local perception of the Mossmorran complex. The survey focuses on the potential environmental, health and safety impacts.
It is a general survey, just to gather what the perception of Mossmorran is in the local areas. This survey is not just localised to Lochgelly, but takes into consideration, residents perceptions from the surrounding and wider areas (Ballingry, Cardenden, Crossgates, etc.).
This survey will help identify what concerns there are in the various local communities, and allow local representative groups to formulate a plan of action to address and resolve local concerns.
All the data from the survey will be released into the public domain at regular intervals, and we will also pass on the data to the various Community Councils.
If enough people complete the survey, we will have enough information about the various concerns in each community, and can therefore start to get some of our concerns addressed publicly, and for the concerns that cannot be addressed, we can get measures put in place to reduce or resolve any potential negative impacts.
To take the survey, please visit: http://lochgelly.org.uk/losw-survey/index.php/survey/index/sid/264747