As part of their budget review Nottinghamshire County Council are proposing to close the recycling centre at Langar.
If the closure goes ahead the closest recycling centres will be West Bridgford and Newark.
Cllr Neil Clarke, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, said: “I am disappointed with the announcement from Notts County Council of their proposals to close the recycling centre at Langar. I don’t believe this sends out the right message to residents. We should all be supporting recycling and be doing even more to encourage it.
"Furthermore, the proposal is particularly worrying given the fact that the population of Rushcliffe will be substantially increasing as the plans for housing growth emerge over the next few years. Therefore the need for this facility at Langar will only increase."
There is also a serious threat of ‘fly-tipping’ if the Langar recycling site was to close.
Councillor Richard Butler has created an ‘on-line’ petition available at:
As part of the petition Councillor Butler says:‘Nottinghamshire County Council have announced that they plan to
close this centre down as part of their 2014 budget. This is an outrageous idea! It is the only facility in the immediate area, is well used, efficient and user-friendly. And it is ironic that the county council has committed to increasing recycling over the next few years and "to make facilities available to help residents achieve this."
We know that savings have to be made, but this will cause much inconvenience to residents and users, as well as a real risk of fly tipping.
When I was the Cabinet member for the Environment (up to last May), if this had been suggested to me, I would have thrown the idea out straightaway! Closing it will not actually save much money, in the greater scheme of things. (Approx £500,000 a year)
As well as signing the petition, you can also email the decision makers directly with your comments. The names you need are Cllr Alan Rhodes (Leader of the council), Cllr Jim Creamer (Chairman of the Environment & Sustainability committee) and Cllr David Kirkham (Chairman of the Finance committee).
The email format is: cllr.first.surname(at)nottscc.gov.uk’
The proposed closure will have a direct and detrimental impact on our and surrounding parishes.