Subject: The Proposed Closure of the Household Waste Recycling Site on Faircrouch Lane
Dear Friends and Residents of Wadhurst and the Surrounding Villages
Many of you may have already heard of East Sussex County Council’s short-sighted decision to close Wadhurst Household Waste Recycling Centre as part of the cost cutting measures. Any decision to close the recycling centre will increase fly tipping, reduce overall recycling, increase traffic and pollution on the roads to Crowborough, Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells, increase transport costs to residents and increase traffic movements across the Ashdown Forest. We will be circulating a petition to all Wadhurst’s Clubs, Societies and the shops in the village. We will also be speaking to the local schools and the Parish Councils in the surrounding villages. You may well be accosted at the station or on a Saturday morning the High Street in coming weeks! The consultation closes May15th. but we don’t want to leave any response until the last minute.
PLEASE ADD YOUR VOICE AND SIGN THE PETITION. In addition, can you please:
- respond to the ESCC Household Waste Site Consultation available on the ESCC website or Google ESCC waste recycling consultation: https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/household-waste-recycling-sites-have-your-say-1/
- Send a selfie of yourself at the site at Faircrouch Lane to firstname.lastname@example.org or attach it to a tweet #wadhurstrecycles
- Tweet your support to #wadhurstrecycles
- Provide a comment on the WPC website www.wadhurst-pc.gov.uk/contact-us or the Wadhurst Parish Council Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/WadhurstParishCouncil/
Would you consider approaching your friends and neighbours? If so, please print off a copy of the attached “Keep Wadhurst Recycling Petition”. Once you have filled out a sheet, please take the completed forms to Carillon Cottage on the High Street.
With many thanks for supporting your community in this way.
KEEP WADHURST RECYCLING
We the undersigned deplore the short-sighted decision of East Sussex County Council to close Wadhurst Household Waste Recycling Centre as part of the cost cutting measures. Any decision to close the recycling centre will: increase fly tipping, reduce overall recycling; increase traffic and pollution on the roads to Crowborough, Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells, increase transport costs to residents and increase traffic movements across the Ashdown Forest. We the residents of local villages who use this site ask that the decision be reversed and our local recycling centre be retained.