Worstead recycling centre to remain open and free to use

Plans to make Worstead recycling centre part time and charge an entry fee for using it have been scrapped. The news has been welcomed by North Walsham Liberal Democrat, Eric Seward.

The County Council has reviewed it's initial plans and come up with new proposals that protect the service provided by the site. The new proposals would see changes elsewhere on the network – and all recycling centres would close an hour earlier during the Summer – but with that exception, there will be no changes at Worstead recycling centre.

“Residents in and around the North Walsham area will, I am sure, be pleased and relieved that the original ideas for changing Worstead recycling centre have been shelved once and for all," says Eric Seward. 

“We all know that the County Council faces major challenges and needs to make big savings to make up our funding gap. But we made a very strong case last year that this was the simply the wrong plan in the wrong place and that we should pause, review and reconsider – and we’ve been proved right.

“The County Council’s review showed clearly that Worstead is one of the busiest recycling centres in the county’s network. Making it part time would just have inconvenienced a great many people and put unnecessary pressure on other sites. The decision not to go ahead with those plans means residents in this part of Norfolk can continue to make a big contribution to Norfolk’s recycling effort for the future.”

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