Councillor Keith Owen responded to our letter of 6 October after only a few days. He is the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing on Exeter City Council. Unfortunately, he was unable to attend the exhibition launch.
Councillor Roger Croad, who is the Cabinet Member for Community and Environmental Services on Devon County Council, required substantially more prodding. Eventually, in late November, we received a very full response (pdf) from the County Waste Manager.
Diana was invited to the inauguration of the Incinerator on the morning of 16th October. She took a bunch of cutie PM2.5 particles with her, and they were a big hit with Viridor staff! Thanks to @michaelrigby2 from Cobalt Energy for providing his photos.
We commissioned Benjamin J Borley to take some photographs of the Incinerator to include in the exhibition. Here are the results, including two that we had to exclude for lack of space.
Good news! The Real Food Store has given us three more weeks, so you will be able to view the Particulart exhibition there until 29th November.
We had our exhibition launch on the evening of Wednesday 15th October, just before the inauguration of the Incinerator on the morning of the 16th.
Hanging the particles and Ben’s photographs in the Real Food café took over 5 hours. We were exhausted, but very pleased with how it turned out. Big thanks to Naomi Hart for her advice in the planning stage and help with the hanging.
We are in today’s Express and Echo. Page 44 isn’t quite “hold the front page!” but we still got a colour photo!
We wrote to several Devon County and Exeter City Councillors with our requests and an invitation to the exhibition launch. Download the letter as a pdf.
Please find here our invitation to you to attend our party… the exhibition from 13th October to 8th November, and/or the launch event on the evening of 15th October before the Incinerator’s inauguration on the morning of the 16th. If you could let us know you’re coming, that would be very helpful. Thanks for your support!