Dear Llanfyllin Resident
Here in Montgomeryshire we take the environment seriously. We recycle and we re-use when we can, and we don’t flytip in our beautiful countryside.
However, Powys Council have plans which will make protecting our environment much harder. They are considering closing one of the only two remaining recycling centres we have left, either in Newtown or in Welshpool.
They shouldn’t even be considering this. Their consultation on the proposals finishes on November 30th, so we don’t have much time to collect a huge petition telling them that we value our recycling centres, and they should drop these plans. If you haven’t done so already, please sign our petition online at www.montlibdems.org.uk/
Please also share the petition on facebook and twitter to spread the message as far and wide as possible. We can also send you printed petitions for local shops and community groups. Contact the Liberal Democrat Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can email them to you, or you can pick them up from our office at 3 Park St. Newtown SY16 1EE or from Richard Church in Welshpool Tel 01938 558861, 34 Woodside Welshpool SY21 7N
It’s time for the Independent councillors who run Powys Councillors were told that plans like this are unacceptable to local people
PS. We have collected over 600 signatures already, but we know there’s thousands more people who will sign the petition given the chance. www.montlibdems.org.uk/
If you would like to take part in the Powys Household Waste Recycling Centres Savings Survey visit http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/corporate/find-out-about-consultations-in-powys/household-waste-recycling-centres-savings-survey/
These are the options Powys is considering…
- Option 1 – Reduce opening days at all five sites to three days per week to include Saturday and Sunday and one weekday. This would provide potential savings of £140k (£28k per site) However the difference of £560k would have to found from elsewhere in the service budget.
- Option 2 – Close one site (either one in Montgomeryshire or one in Brecknockshire) for savings of £350k. This would mean that either Welshpool/Newtown or Ystradgynlais/Brecon would close). The shortfall of £350k would need to be found elsewhere.
- Option 3 – Close one site (as above) and reduce opening days at the remaining four sites to save £462k. The £238k difference would need to be found from the service budget.
- Option 4 – Close two sites leaving one in each shire. This would most likely mean leaving the site that was in the most central location so Newtown for Montgomeryshire and Brecon for Brecknockshire. There is only one site in Radnorshire at Llandegley. This would save the £700k.
- Option 5 – Close two sites and reduce opening times at the remaining three to save £784k.
The consultation ends 30th November.
If you have any further information on this topic please contact us or use the comment section below.