PERTH residents have given massive backing to the Stop the Incinerator campaign this weekend.

Campaigners at Tesco’s Edinburgh Road store, adjacent to the proposed incinerator site, collected more than a thousand objections to Grundon’s planning application.

Taking time out from collecting objections at Tesco, campaigner Tina Ng A Mann from Oakbank, said: “The response has been tremendous. To collect over a thousand letters of objection in two days is simply amazing. I was a bit nervous about how people would respond to us when they were out to do their shopping but it was just overwhelming. Everyone thinks the incinerator would be terrible.”

South Inch resident Margaretha Linacre thanked Tesco for assistance provided to the campaigners. She added: “Tesco gave us a table at the entrance to the store, people were queuing up to sign the letters of objection. I think it is great that so many people are prepared to join the fight to oppose the incinerator.”

Meanwhile the on-line campaign broke new barriers as over 200 people joined the Stop Perth Incinerator group on Facebook.

Perth City centre Councillor Peter Barrett has also taken the incinerator petition on-line. He said: “It seems that the campaign is going viral this weekend. I had so many requests from people wanting to sign the petition on line I was delighted when another campaign volunteer set this up. We now have the ‘Say No to Perth incinerator’ petition at”