Good news at last. The closure of 6 out of 7 HWRC sites destined to close has been delayed until 31st July. The exception is the site at Ingham. This should allow other probably community solutions to be found. Sense strikes home at last! Liberal Democrats have been fighting this since the County’s budget scrutiny in November and Mid Suffolk members for a similar time. Its been looking for some weeks as though we would all be doing less recycling and more fly tipping as the County Council closed HWRC’s to “save” money. There are at least three obvious problems, the reduction in recycling, the impact of increased fly tipping on our environment and the cost of clearing up to the district council tax payer.
As you will be aware there has been an intense campaign in the County to find some way out of the problem which would be caused by the County closing HWRC’s. Mid Suffolk and Babergh Councillors local to Broom, Chelmondiston and Bramford sites have, across party lines, tried to prevent closure. The waste portfolio holder Roy Barker has worked to ensure alternatives are in place and local councillors have been working on possible local solutions.