Sunday, 30 December 2007

Census Data for Tenbury Wells

Census Data for Tenbury Wells
Tenbury Wells London UK
Avg. age: 44 40.1 39
Avg commute (miles): 11.7 6.3 8.7
Gender ratio (female / male): 1.04 1.04 1.05
Population in good health: 68% 71.5% 69%
Home ownership: 16.2% 17.3% 16.9%
Students: 1.8% 6.8% 4.4%

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Meeting with Harriett Baldwin & George Lord

Today's meeting with Harriett Baldwin, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for West Worcestershire and Cllr George Lord, leader of Worcestershire County Council did not go totally according to plan.

A small but select group of Civic Society members braved sub-zero temperatures to meet with Dr Lord to reinforce their opposition to the WCC sponsored development.

The good news was that following an earlier meeting with Tenbury Mayor, Bob Martin and Harriet Baldwin, Dr Lord had agreed to visit an alternate site. The bad news was that due to his schedule he had left before the alloted start time of the meeting with the Civic Society Members.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Fund Raiser

Two fund raisers are to be held at the Round Market
on Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th December 2007 -
10.00am to 1.00pm.

If you have anyitems to contribute for sale please take them to the
Round Market by 10.00am

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Dr Dick van Steenis talks about potential health issues

Dr Dick van Steenis gave a very interesting and informative talk about the health effects of the emissions from incinerators.

His particular interest are the small particles called PM2.5, which are not regulated in the UK, but can be inhaled deep into the lungs.

The range of illnesses caused by inhaling PM2.5 particulates from waste burning include

  • Birth defects—terminations, live defects, miscarriages.

  • Premature deaths of babies, infants and adults

  • T-lymphocyte diversion to lungs with depletion causes SIDS, cot deaths, autism, MS, GBS

  • Attention deficit and other behaviour problems.

  • Lower IQ & educational achievement down 2 years, worse GCSE grades

  • Asthma, COPD, viral & bacterial respiratory & other infections (especially boys)

  • Coronary heart disease, heart attacks, arteriosclerosis, strokes, SADS.

  • Diabetes type 2, sometimes type 1 ---note trebling under current government

  • Multiple chemical sensitivity with allergies & arthritis

  • ME, CFS, Hypothyroidism with low T3 level (adding to obesity)

  • Endometriosis and other hormone disruption.

  • Clinical depression & suicides, apathy, which increases the obesity problem.

  • CANCERS—nonHodgkins lymphoma, brain, breast, colon, lung, prostate, kidney, liver etc

  • Breast cancer for example can be caused by faulty genes (2%), HRT (5%) radiation, OP

  • pesticides/herbicides, and from chimneys—cadmium, dioxins (& similar), & PA

The Chief Medical Officer wrote to doctors in January 2006 about the recent
trebling of gastroschisis birth defects, caused by dioxin exposure, proving that using hazardous waste fuel mixes even in alleged “state of the art” incinerators etc. is callous unsafe government policy.

Analysis of 9 health parameters in Telford by ward in 2005 revealed massive
increases in illnesses and standardised mortality rates in 7 polluted wards
compared with 24 less polluted wards.

An incinerator built in Colnbrook in 1990 caused Slough SMR to worsen from 88 to 121 by 2001 meaning 11 years lopped off lifespan.

335 references are available to those interested and peer-reviewed reports in medical journals. Those with internet can check and (under pollution at bottom of main page) for more details.

It is up to you to act or you will have the consequences imposed on you. The regulators normally just follow government diktat.

Compiled by Dr. Dick van Steenis MBBS who has reports in 4 peer-reviewed medical journals.


  • PM = Particulates measured in microns

  • PCT = Primary Care Trust

  • COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • EA = Environment Agency

  • IPPC = Integrated Pollution & Prevention Control

  • GMC = General Medical Council

  • USEPA = USA Environmental Protection Agency

  • PAH = Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons

  • ADHD = Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Tenbury and Burford Civic Society
Tenbury Business Park
Proposed Biomass Power Plant
What will the environmental impact of a
wood-burning power station be?
What about the emissions from the proposed plant?
What if materials apart from wood are burnt?
If you are concerned about the plans
to build the power station
come and hear Dr Dick van Steenis
a retired GP and independent toxicologist
talking about potential health issues
The meeting will take place at
The Royal Oak
Market Street, Tenbury Wells
Wednesday 28 November 2007
at 7.30pm
Admission Free
The planning application for the Biomass Power Plant
is expected in the next few weeks.
So watch this space.
For more information visit or tel: 01584 810610

Friday, 16 November 2007

Meeting with Bill Wiggin MP

Mr Bill Wiggin, Member of Parliament for Leominster, Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs was in Tenbury today to meet local people.
Bill Wiggin MPAt the end of a hectic and well attended surgery, he met with a delegation from the Tenbury Civic Society and Tenbury Action Group to discuss in detail the proposed Biomass Power Station.

Bill Wiggin in discussion with Fran Buckingham

Bill Wiggin in discussion with Fran Buckingham, Secretary Tenbury & Burford Civic Society

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Tenbury & Burford Civic Society - What's On.

Wed Nov 28: Talk by Dr Dick van Steenis, independent toxicologist and retired GP, looking at the potential health impact of a wood-fired power station in Tenbury Wells.

Venue: The Royal Oak, Market Street in Tenbury Wells. The event starts at 7.30pm and after the talk there will be a question and answer session.

Tenbury Action Group Press Statement

(This Nov 28 event is effectively the December event, but brought forward a week to avoid a date clash).