Future Of The Marchwood Household Waste Recycling Facil;ity

David handing in a petition to Hampshire County Council
David handing in a petition to Hampshire County Council

I attended a meeting of Marchwood Parish Council this evening, providing them with my report as the local Hampshire County Councillor.

I referred to the £80 million savings that HCC are looking to achieve over the next two years (on top of the £940 million savings that have been made in the last 10 years).

The major worry of the Parish Councillors is that the local Household Waste Facility might be closed.

I reminded them of the campaign to keep it open I ran a few years ago, with the petition signed by a couple of thousand people.

I have no doubt at all about the popularity of the facility.

It is extremely well used.

I agree that it should remain open at all costs.

I made the point that we need to be encouraging recycling, not making it even more difficult or impossible.

The New Forest has a poor enough recycling record already.

At this stage, nobody knows where the axe will fall.

It’s obvious that some services are going to be cut.

The County Council has already signalled that it is going to try and protect Education and Adult Social services as a priority.

They seemed to agree with me when I said that it would be wrong for the County Council to attempt to make savings that only increase costs elsewhere.

We know that fly tipping is something that increases when recycling centres hike up charges or limit hours of operation.


Sign up to David's latest stories which are delivered to your inbox in the morning. Please note: your details including your email address will not be sold or given to a third party. 
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Leave a Comment

Search the site

Latest Marchwood Stories

Boot Sale In Totton...

July 4 2020



Railway Line Discussion...

July 3 2020


RAILWAY LINE DISCUSSION I was out delivering my Annual Report in Marchwood today and got chatting to a lady whose house is right next to the railway line. She told me that she didn't support the campaign to restore a passenger service along the Waterside line and I asked her why. She was most concerned…

Remembering The Fallen...

July 3 2020


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN It is thrilling to see the excellent condition of the war memorials in Marchwood, a village that has strong military connections. I provided some grant money from my Hampshire County Council budget towards the cost of restoration. It’s important to keep these things in good order.

Can You Spare A Minute To Help Councillor Hilary Brand?

July 3 2020

Can you spare a minute to help Councillor Hilary Brand?

Can you spare a minute to help Councillor Hilary Brand? Petition Against the continued closure of Camping in the Forest Campsites

Trading Places...

July 2 2020


TRADING PLACES Still no news on whether the government has managed to strike a deal with the EU, which is especially important when it comes to keeping a large part of our trading arrangements. At one time, the government were claiming that we were going to get a great deal with the USA, which would…