Charlton & Cribbs team support a ‘Bigger and Better’ SORT-IT Centre in North Fringe

Charlton & Cribbs team support a ‘Bigger and Better’ SORT-IT Centre in North Fringe.

Charlton & Cribbs Conservative campaigners Sanjay Shambhu, Brian Hopkinson and Jo Buddharaju are advocating to further boost South Gloucestershire’s sterling reputation for recycling with the pledge to provide a brand new recycling centre that would be able to provide a better service to a larger number of residents and deal with an expanded range of materials.

Sanjay Shambhu, Chair,  Charlton & Cribbs Conservatives said: “I fully support a brand new recycling centre. It would ensure that residential developments in Charlton Hayes, Filton Airfield, Cribbs Causeway and Patchway have capacity and best recycling technology to serve our residents and maintain our recycling leadership nationally. “

The proposal to find an alternative site in the “North Fringe” to the existing site in Little Stoke is a key pledge for the Conservative Group’s campaign ahead of the Local Elections on May 2, with a promise to further their work to dramatically improve recycling standards which, under their watch, have already surpassed international targets.

Jo Buddharaju said: ‘I am delighted with the prospect and wholeheartedly support the proposal as it helps everyone in our community.’

South Gloucestershire Council is currently searching for potential alternative sites within easy reach of residents living in communities such as Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Charlton Hayes and Patchway – a site which would complement the existing recycling facilities Thornbury, Yate and Mangotsfield.

Cllr. Brian Hopkinson said: ‘This is a true example of planning ahead and looking after environment with residents at heart. Street litter is a real problem in parts of Charlton Hayes, Patchway has a litter picker which does not come into Charlton Hayes even though our residents pay taxes to them. We need to ensure the facilities are made better and until such time as all litter is picked up by your Town Council we will continue with our voluntary clean ups.’

Under the previous Lib Dem and Labour coalition on South Gloucestershire Council, recycling levels slumped, with residents being forced to pay a charge for their green bins.

But since the Conservatives came in to power in 2015, the charge has been cut both in real terms and money terms, and weekly recycling collections have been introduced, with thousands of tonnes of additional recycling escaping the clutches of landfill sites, pushing recycling to an all-time high. The introduction of smaller black bins has also resulted in a drastic decline in waste collected.

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