To: Hampshire County Council

SAVE ALTON'S RECYCLING CENTRE

SAVE ALTON'S RECYCLING CENTRE

PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE THE HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRE IN ALTON.

Why is this important?

We all want to protect our environment. We want to do the "right thing' and stop stuffing our rubbish into the ground or burning it in incinerators - that's why we all want to recycle more.

With planned cuts to Altons' Household Waste Recycling Centre opening times, and new charges for certain types of waste, we are already seeing an increase in flytipping. There have been reports on the Alton News Facebook Page, and the recent BBC South programme 'Inside Out' showed the scale and cost of the problem (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07v6yk6/inside-out-south-19092016).

If we lose our recycling centre in Alton, we could be faced with a journey to Bordon or Petersfield and we would see a further increase in the amount of flytipping.

Please sign our petition today, to send a clear message to Hampshire County Council that we do not want our Recycling Centre to close.

Thank you

Alton, Hampshire

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Reasons for signing

  • Promotes recycling and not fly tipping!
  • Already seeing more fly tipping
  • I use the tip regularly. There will be more flytipping

Updates

2017-10-02 10:54:42 +0100

We will be submitting our petition to Hampshire County Council, ahead of it's next FULL COUNCIL Meeting, on Thursday, 2nd November. This meeting may give final approval to close up to half of all Recycling Centres cross the county. Please encourage as many of the users of the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Alton to sign this petition, within the next 30 days. Thank you.

2017-09-21 18:47:41 +0100

DECISION TO CLOSE UP TO HALF OF TIPS, APPROVED
On Tuesday 19th September 2017, Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr. Rob Humby, approved the proposal to close up to half of Hampshire's Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC's).

These suggested closures are part of the Council's "Transformation to 2019 - Revenue Savings Proposals", which seeks to cut a further £140million from public services.

This recommendation will now be submitted to HCC's Cabinet in October, then full Council in November.

While there will be a further consultation, when no doubt we will have a greater understanding of which HWRC's will close, the future of Alton's Recycling Centre has never been under greater threat.

http://democracy.hants.gov.uk/documents/s6305/Decision%20Record.pdf

2017-09-19 11:51:38 +0100

SCRAPHEAP BECKONS FOR ALTON'S TIP
Our petition has continued to grow, clearly demonstrating that the people of Alton want our tip to be saved.

Today, Tuesday 19th September 2017, the Executive member for Environment & Transportation, Councillor Rob Humby will decide on recommendations to close up to half of Hampshire's Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

As reported in the Alton Herald in August last year, East Hampshire District Council (EHDC)were "strongly opposed to these closures" - quite rightly, as figure show the cost to EHDC of dealing with fly-tipping has increased four-fold in recent years.

Please sign our petition to make your views known. Thank you, John Pritchard

http://www.altonherald.com/article.cfm?id=113123&headline=Recycling%20centre%20row%20rumbles%20on&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016

2017-04-09 11:50:36 +0100

Those who have signed my petition, have persuaded Hampshire County Council not to close the tip 1 day a week for now. With £140 million of more spending cuts coming by 2019, the threat of permanent closure has not gone away. Please consider giving me your vote on Thursday 4th May to help save our tip.
Many thanks
JOHN PRITCHARD

2016-10-05 07:10:51 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-10-03 23:42:08 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-10-03 16:06:06 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-10-03 15:03:25 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-10-03 14:45:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-10-01 19:34:44 +0100

10 signatures reached