Councillors examine decision to close Stockton Heath Recycling Centre at meeting tonight

Warrington Guardian: Councillors examine decision to close Stockton Heath Recycling Centre at meeting tonight Councillors examine decision to close Stockton Heath Recycling Centre at meeting tonight

COUNCILLORS will be examining the decision to close Stockton Heath Recycling Centre at a special meeting at the Town Hall tonight at 6pm.

Clr Peter Walker (LD - Appleton) called in the decision taken at the last executive board meeting on a new waste management scheme which includes the closure of the Sandy Lane site.

Since the announcement there has been an outcry from the community about the lack of consultation.

A petition opposing the decision has garnered more than 600 signatures so far.

But in a report to the council's scrutiny committee, who will look at the decision  tonight, it recommended councillors do not make any recommondations for the executive board to review it.

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4:47pm Thu 3 Jul 14

grey_man says...

It's actually nearly 750 signatures and counting. Can be seen here. https://www.change.o
rg/en-GB/petitions/w
arrington-borough-co
uncil-please-reverse
-the-decision-to-clo
se-sandy-lane-recycl
ing-centre-in-stockt
on-heath

The council concealed this decision ahead of the elections, knowing how they are currently viewed in South Warrington. Let's see if they are prepared to listen to local opinion any more than they have been in the recent past.
It's actually nearly 750 signatures and counting. Can be seen here. https://www.change.o rg/en-GB/petitions/w arrington-borough-co uncil-please-reverse -the-decision-to-clo se-sandy-lane-recycl ing-centre-in-stockt on-heath The council concealed this decision ahead of the elections, knowing how they are currently viewed in South Warrington. Let's see if they are prepared to listen to local opinion any more than they have been in the recent past. grey_man
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Thu 3 Jul 14

grey_man says...

It's actually nearly 750 signatures and counting. Can be seen here. https://www.change.o
rg/en-GB/petitions/w
arrington-borough-co
uncil-please-reverse
-the-decision-to-clo
se-sandy-lane-recycl
ing-centre-in-stockt
on-heath

The council concealed this decision ahead of the elections, knowing how they are currently viewed in South Warrington. Let's see if they are prepared to listen to local opinion any more than they have been in the recent past.
It's actually nearly 750 signatures and counting. Can be seen here. https://www.change.o rg/en-GB/petitions/w arrington-borough-co uncil-please-reverse -the-decision-to-clo se-sandy-lane-recycl ing-centre-in-stockt on-heath The council concealed this decision ahead of the elections, knowing how they are currently viewed in South Warrington. Let's see if they are prepared to listen to local opinion any more than they have been in the recent past. grey_man
  • Score: -1

4:54pm Thu 3 Jul 14

wirematt says...

More cutbacks from our idiotic council.let me guess selling the land and flats will be built on the site id guess.
More cutbacks from our idiotic council.let me guess selling the land and flats will be built on the site id guess. wirematt
  • Score: 3

12:11am Fri 4 Jul 14

garywar50 says...

What a farce!! only 35 people allowed in the chamber Many others having to sit in another room and listen on an antiqued speaker system.
To then sit and hear councillors and the chairman woffle through a prehistoric process just to be told that any results following voting will not change the executive committees decision!? a decision made after failings in the legal tendering process and without a full financial overview of costs.
Ive never heard of so much under handedness in my life!and to hear our own council finds it necessary and lawful to keep full information from its electorate is an absolute disgrace. I advise you councillors before ANY further decisions are made in relation to this issue and any contracts are agreed that you make ALL documentation on white pink or whatever colour papers your hiding from us the tax payer whom the cost of your decisions are paid are presented with full consultations taking place. If you do not I will take legal advice and pursue the whole bloody lot of you for not following the FULL legal processes that you are legally obliged to follow by LAW.
You have made local politics sound and appear as corrupt as it is in Westminster and you should be ashamed of yourselves Not once did any of you mention the livelihoods of the people who work in these centers not one of you! all that concerned you was cutting your budget with no regard whatsoever to the residents of Warrington. SHAME ON YOU!
What a farce!! only 35 people allowed in the chamber Many others having to sit in another room and listen on an antiqued speaker system. To then sit and hear councillors and the chairman woffle through a prehistoric process just to be told that any results following voting will not change the executive committees decision!? a decision made after failings in the legal tendering process and without a full financial overview of costs. Ive never heard of so much under handedness in my life!and to hear our own council finds it necessary and lawful to keep full information from its electorate is an absolute disgrace. I advise you councillors before ANY further decisions are made in relation to this issue and any contracts are agreed that you make ALL documentation on white pink or whatever colour papers your hiding from us the tax payer whom the cost of your decisions are paid are presented with full consultations taking place. If you do not I will take legal advice and pursue the whole bloody lot of you for not following the FULL legal processes that you are legally obliged to follow by LAW. You have made local politics sound and appear as corrupt as it is in Westminster and you should be ashamed of yourselves Not once did any of you mention the livelihoods of the people who work in these centers not one of you! all that concerned you was cutting your budget with no regard whatsoever to the residents of Warrington. SHAME ON YOU! garywar50
  • Score: 5
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