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NEWS EYE: Jersey's No Space for Waste Oddity

NEWS EYE: Jersey's No Space for Waste Oddity

Friday 17 March 2023

NEWS EYE: Jersey's No Space for Waste Oddity

Friday 17 March 2023


The Planning Committee's decision to throw out government plans to increase the size of the "illegal" and growing "mountain" of waste at La Collette yesterday has prompted the release of a new single.

Today, News Eye can exclusively reveal the lyrics to the soon-to-be released 'No Space for Waste Oddity'...

Contaminated ground for Major Crisis Tom,

Contaminated ground for Major Crisis Tom,

Seal your ash pit up and put your hazmat suit on.

Contaminated ground for Major Crisis Tom,


Commencing work with no planning permission from

The authorities whose favour you’ve not won,

Detached from the law and may the court rules be with you.

 

This is contaminated ground for Major Crisis Tom,

Your waste has failed to make the grade,

And the papers want to know which mound to clear,

But it’s time to stop adding to it, if you dare.

 

This is contaminated ground for Major Crisis Tom,

I’m walking by La Collette,

There’s a floater moving in a most peculiar way,

And the stench is smelling very different today.

 

Here I am, stepping on a tin can,

Sitting on top a toxic mound of ash,

We once had an island green and still, 

But unchecked growth has made it ill.

 

Endless building, human spoil, 

Has contaminated the very soil,

We’re running blind into a mess,

Generated by our own excess.

 

We need to stop, we need to brake,

There’s not even space for the waste we make,

What does that say about the island we are, 

When toxic crap is a skyline scar?

 

Can you hear us, Major Crisis Tom?

Can you hear us, Major Crisis Tom?

Can you?

 

Here I am, with a floater in a tin can,

A last glimpse of the world,

The planet Earth is blue and I fear there's nothing you can do…


With utter deference and sincere apologies to the late David Bowie

 

READ MORE...

The mystery of the growing mound

Dealing with growing waste mound “a matter of urgency”

As waste piles up... How much bigger could La Collette get?

FOCUS: Does our bulging island need to grow further?

 

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