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Lib Dems Secure Opening of Hampshire Tips

May 2, 2020 10:54 PM


We are delighted to be able to report that the campaign to persuade Hampshire County Council to re-open the Household Waste Recycling Centres has succeeded!

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who contacted us online and through other means to support the campaign to safely re-open the facilities.

The decision was made by Councillor Rob Humby (Pictured here with our colleague Cllr David Harrison D Harris ()receiving an earlier petition to keep the tips open for business).

County bosses have confirmed that they are working on plans to re-open rubbish tips, with a number of social distancing measures set in place.

It comes as on Tuesday night Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for housing, communities and local government, asked councils to "safely plan" the opening of recycling centres in line with social distancing guidelines.

Now Hampshire County Council said it is working with its waste contractor on plans as to how and when recycling centres could re-open safely.

A date has not yet been fixed, but we are hopeful it will be in the next two weeks.

This is good news for everyone. It will certainly assist residents wanting to dispose of waste, reduce bonfires and fly tipping incidents. Of course, it will need to be done safely and in that respect, we are grateful to those who also expressed concerns.