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       Calling all vehicle technicians!

       Abigail Brown
       S   o, we’re doing something a bit different for our monthly column   financial concerns. And, our directors and management team have an
           this time as we have some exciting news to share…
                                                           open-door policy. Staff have the chance to build relationships with
        Are you passionate about cars and looking to progress your career,   other staff and the directors via regular company events and activities,
                                                           including track days, which also involves the techs coming together
       build your skills and fulfil your potential in a fast-paced, challenging   to work on the cars beforehand. And the garages are not open on the
       but supportive environment? If this is you, we may have the perfect   weekends or over the Christmas/New Year period to help staff maintain
       job.                                                a healthy work-life balance.
        We have an incredible opportunity to join our successful business   A big part of the role is growing skills and progressing in your
       as a Vehicle Technician. We are ideally looking for a technician who   career. Our technicians have the chance to work on all makes and
       is semi-skilled to skilled but are interested in hearing from anyone with   models of cars - using the latest technology and equipment - build on
       experience working in a garage, whether as a tyre fitter or master tech.   current skills and learn new ones from senior members of staff. It’s a
        K Brown Auto Repairs is a family-owned and run independent   chance to explore your potential and any necessary training will be
       business based in King’s Lynn and Hunstanton with a local reputation   organised and provided free of charge. We also offer in-house training
       for being reliable, professional, honest and offering fantastic customer   programmes headed by senior members of the team.
       service. We provide multiple employment benefits and pride ourselves   This job is ideal for anyone who has experience in servicing
       most on fostering a supportive, friendly working environment for our   vehicles, but if you don’t meet this criteria but do have some
       staff. Their well-being is a top priority, which is why all employees   experience in the workshop, please do reach out anyway in case there
       have access to a free, comprehensive health and well-being   is a position we can offer you.
       programme. The app/website offers advice on dealing with mental
       health issues and the chance to have confidential conversations with   For more information about us and our careers visit
       licensed professionals about everything from relationship troubles to   www.kbrownautoskingslynn.co.uk/ careers.

      Visit www.kbrownautoskingslynn.co.uk/vehicle-technician-mechanic to learn more about the job and apply via Indeed.
      Incinerator Update


      Alexandra Kemp, Norfolk County Councillor Clenchwarton and King’s Lynn South
            veryone now has the opportunity to register as an Interested   7. The areas around the Ouse, the Nene and the Wash are subject to
            Party to make representations about the Wisbech Incinerator.   Temperature Inversion, where colder temperatures near the ground and
       EYou have until 11.59pm on 15 November. You have to register   warmer temperatures above, act as  lid on pollution and it can stay in
       on the Planning Inspectorate’s “ Registration and Relevant   the air for days. The weather conditions in West Norfolk would make
       Representation Form”. If you google the words ; Planning Inspectorate   the  incinerator more likely to cause harm to human health.
       Medworth, this will bring you to the right page where you can also   8. The prevailing winds from the Wash are south-westerlies, which
       find the Application and Environmental Impact Assessment.  If you   could carry  the airborne detritus from the incinerator to West Norfolk.
       cannot register online, call the helpline on 0303 444 5000 to request a   The wind direction is wrong.
       paper form. It is most effective to give Planning Reasons in your   9.  The tall 90- metre incinerator chimney stack, would put out
       representation. Here are some ideas:                particulate matter, gases and form secondary particles high over the
                                                           landscape, which could be more likely to descend over West Norfolk,
       1. All the Statutory Consultees, Norfolk County Council, King’s Lynn   than directly below around  Wisbech. MVV have not provided a
       and West Norfolk Borough Council, Cambridgeshire County Council   contour map.
       and Fenland District Council, have objected. Norfolk County Council   10.  The  All-Parliamentary Group on  Air Pollution called for a
       passed a unanimous Motion against the incinerator.   moratorium on all new incinerators on health and environmental
       2. There is an oversupply of incinerators in the East of England. So   grounds in December 2021.
       the incinerator is not needed.                      11. Health is a Planning Reason. Cancer-causing dioxins from nearby
       3. Waste can, and should  be, reused or prevented. Glass, Metals, wood,   incinerators have been found in eggs 10 km away. This incinerator
       paper, food can be recycled. The Government is going to enforce food   could affect the food chain in farms in West Norfolk.
       collections in all areas which will further reduce black bin waste. I   12. Children’s health. Matter from incinerators has been found in
       have asked Norfolk County Council to consider the development of   children’s toenails, related to lung conditions.
       technologies to reuse larger plastics. Incineration is an outdated   13. Levelling Up. Incinerators are more likely to be built in deprived
       technology, is against the circular economy and reduces recycling.   areas, as the operators know that the health effects can be masked by
       4. Incineration is against Net Zero. Every tonne incinerated,  puts out   deprivation. The population of the area around Wisbech and the Fens
       at least a  tonne of carbon dioxide, sometimes more. So the UK cannot   in West Norfolk is among the most 30% deprived in the country. So
       meet its carbon reduction targets, if it builds new incinerators.   building the incinerator would be against the principle of equality of
       5. It would be a breach of the Proximity Principle.  Waste would be   health life chances. Air Pollution already causes 40,000 early deaths
       brought in from areas of high population to areas of low population   in the UK. The incinerator could make this worse. 1 in 10 cases of lung
       like the Fens. London’s waste could be brought to the Norfolk border,   cancer in the UK are caused by outdoor air pollution.
       as travel time of up to two hours for the waste would be permitted.   14. Although West Norfolk and King’s Lynn could be more affected
       This would affect rural roads.                      than Wisbech by airborne pollution from the incinerator given  the
       6. Health – not all particulates or gases are captured or monitored by   existing weather conditions,  the residents of King’s Lynn were not
       the filters, in the incinerator chimney stack. The residue can lead to   consulted about the incinerator. The firm only consulted within a
       acidification of the soil and can contribute to air pollution, affect the   narrow radius of up to 5 km and this was not sufficient.
       environment and human health.
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