Get Involved

Without YOU we will not be able to stop the development so please get involved.

Hopefully you will have seen the publicity surrounding the proposed anaerobic digester in Leven, and perhaps had the opportunity to make your feelings about it known at the open meetings.

However, there a few SMALL things that you could do that would make a BIG difference…


1. THE MOST IMPORTANT – make people aware!

Though we are in the interim period between the plans being rejected and the Planning Inspectorate Appeal (which will be some time in 2018), we need people to understand that THIS HAS NOT GONE AWAY!

CAD will need your support more than ever for the Planning Inspectorate Appeal – and everyone needs to step forward and show a united front against the monstrous proposals that are threatened with being thrust upon us.

So when you are talking to friends and neighbours – keep them on an action foting to fight this going forwards.


** Please consider putting one or more posters up in your window, and ask your neighbours to do the same –

so that everyone who drives through your village gets the message **

Download PDF poster below, for easy home printing

NO poster

Tell all your friends and neighbours and get them:

  • To visit our website
  • To attend any local open meetings
  • Like our Facebook page
  • Follow us on Twitter.

Lets raise awareness and get the word out.

2. Contribute

Not just money – we will be holding a regular series of events, socials and fundraisers going forwards.  If you can come along and make tea, eat cake and sell raffle tickets you are invaluable to us….  We are going to need a fighting fund of between £30-50K going forwards, to retain the services of an excellent Planning Barrister (who will be the difference between winning and losing), and several qualified expert witnesses.  So join in with the activities!  You’ll have fund and meet great people without even realising that you are helping…

Campaigning costs time and money, and we don’t receive funding – all work is carried out due to the generosity of individuals and businesses. If you could spare some time to help with the cause or feel able to provide a financial donation (even a £1 would help!) please contact us, or direct transfer to CAD Account;

Bank: NatWest
Name: Communities Against Digester
Sort: 52 21 52
Account: 28643895

Cheques (payable to Communities Against Digester) or cash also fine now that we have a bank account…  Or donate at our events – details to follow.

We also have a Just Giving Account – (though we do pay a small commission on any donations through this route)

3. Lobby, Lobby. Lobby

If you have time you might also wish to email, write, or telephone your MP; they may not get involved with local planning matters, but they certainly should be concerned about the Government’s policy in terms of AD – which is massively less efficient, less green and more expensive that – for example – off shore wind generation;

Leven, Long Riston, Tickton & Routh, Catwick Brandesburton
The Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP
House of Commons
SW1A 0AA Tel: 0207 219 4340E-Mail:
The Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight MP
House of Commons
SW1A 0AATel: 020 7219 4077E-Mail:

Or your Ward Councillors via the East Riding of Yorkshire Council address above:

Cllr Stephen Parnaby
Cllr Phyllis Pollard
Cllr Bradley Birmingham

Catwick & Long Riston
Cllr John Holtby
Cllr Brian Skow
Cllr Peter Turner

Cllr Margaret Chapman
Cllr Jane Evison
Cllr Jonathan Owen


We can not reiterate how much we need your support!