Venue: Skype video conference call
Members of the public may hear the proceedings by tuning into the Council’s YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Oyu8OHOZI&;feature=youtu.be
Spelthorne are holding an extraordinary council meeting on 10th September at 6pm to consider the following motion concerning the death of Zane Gbangbola 6 years ago:-
“This council is deeply concerned that the tragic events surrounding the death of 7 year old Zane Gbangbola, and the paralysing of his father have not been adequately dealt with. The tragedy occurred during the floods of 2014 when an old waste site behind the family’s house was inundated with water. We believe crucial evidence on the potentially toxic nature of the site has been ignored. The recent claims of the dumping of toxic waste behind the house by a nearby military institution, only serves to make it more important that the truth behind this terrible incident be uncovered.
To this end within 14 working days this Council resolves to:
1) Write to the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the strongest possible terms expressing its deep unease and anger at the way this issue has been dealt with so far and
2) Call for an immediate, full Independent Panel Inquiry (similar to Hillsborough) into this tragedy and all the events surrounding it.
3) this letter to the Secretary of State is open to be signed by the leaders of all political groups on Spelthorne Council and
4) the letter is featured prominently on Spelthorne Council’s web site and in attendant Council publicity.
You can listen in to most of Spelthorne’s meeting on their YouTube channel. They are broadcast live and then available to watch later.
The link for this meeting can be found here…
We do not know where this will lead or what will happen. We want actions not words we will reassess things after the 10th when the meeting has been held. There must be a full and fearless investigation from an independent panel inquiry with powers to compel disclosure into Zane’s death. It has been almost 7 years on since Zane’s passing and he was only 7 years old when he died. This has simply taken too long.