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Stockton Heath Recycling Centre call in meeting

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    Scrutiny committee discussing closure of recycling centre in Stockton Heath
  • Council's executive board made the decision as part of new contract for waste management
  • Liberal Democrat's Clr Peter Walker called in decision to be reviewed
  • Sites no consultation and impact on South Warrington among reasons against closure

Comments


AppleJunkie 9:28pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Ok, so Stockton Heath closes, waiting times get longer and longer at Woolston which at times is bad enough with the poor layout of the centre, are the opening times going to get extended? New Cut Lane road surface is terrible which is full of pot holes, with increased traffic this is going to get worse, are the any plans to resurface the road (properly, not patch it like everywhere else) to cope??

Score: 3
grey_man 7:27pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Will David Keane come up with some examples to back up his view? Because I can come up with a few that disprove it.

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grey_man 7:35pm Thu 3 Jul 14

"Consultation was planned once the decision was made"

Beyond satire.

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pnewsome 7:47am Fri 4 Jul 14

Actually they have already said they will be reducing hours at the 2 remaining sites.

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grey_man 8:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

pnewsome wrote…


Actually they have already said they will be reducing hours at the 2 remaining sites.

Which exacerbates the problems of recycling and disposing of waste for people in outlying parts of the borough (not just South Warrington).

Also, this decision to close SH tip and cut hours at two others appears to have been made to a greater or less extent at the behest of the only firm considered for the contract. Amazingly, this is also the firm giving the council the runaround over Arpley Landfill.

I know David Keane says that the council is working in the interests of all people in Warrington, but that is self-evidently untrue.

Score: 2
AppleJunkie 9:46am Fri 4 Jul 14

pnewsome wrote…


Actually they have already said they will be reducing hours at the 2 remaining sites.

Great!! Current hours during the week are 8.00am - 6.00pm, if this reduces how are those of us that work between those hours suppose make use of the centers?

Score: 2
grey_man 10:03am Fri 4 Jul 14

AppleJunkie wrote…


pnewsome wrote…


Actually they have already said they will be reducing hours at the 2 remaining sites.
Great!! Current hours during the week are 8.00am - 6.00pm, if this reduces how are those of us that work between those hours suppose make use of the centers?

You're not. You'll either have to wait till the weekend and join the queues along with everybody else, stop recycling or fly tip it. Those are the options the council is giving people.

Score: 4
AppleJunkie 2:41pm Fri 4 Jul 14

grey_man wrote…


AppleJunkie wrote…


pnewsome wrote…


Actually they have already said they will be reducing hours at the 2 remaining sites.
Great!! Current hours during the week are 8.00am - 6.00pm, if this reduces how are those of us that work between those hours suppose make use of the centers?
You're not. You'll either have to wait till the weekend and join the queues along with everybody else, stop recycling or fly tip it. Those are the options the council is giving people.

UNACCEPTABLE! Maybe I'll start using the town hall skips!

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grey-area 8:52pm Sat 5 Jul 14

I do agree it needs closing because it's in a lousy spot and probably selling the land (done deal I think)
But does need reopening in a more suitable site south of the canal.

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local man 11:02pm Sun 6 Jul 14

I live in Warrington but work in Leigh - and the tip in Leigh is run by a private contractor and is absolutely superb, open really late including weekends, recycle almost everything, staff always on hand to help - and friendly too (not just to attractive females please note staff at New Cut Lane) helping you with heavy stuff and forever sweeping up around the skips to prevent the dreaded punctures I used to get from Woolston.
If the council seriously think people can skip everything on week days during the working day or at weekends when the queue's will be horrendous then they are living in a dream, fly tipping and the associated costs to the council and many landowners including farmers will sky rocket.

Score: 1

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