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More than 3,000 residents sign petition to save Sandy Lane household waste site


VIDEO: MORE than 3,000 people have signed a petition to Save the Sandy Lane Recycling and Household Waste Centre at Stockton Heath, Warrington.

The petition has been launched by local Lib Dem councillors who are concerned for the future of site, which came under threat in June 2014.

Warrington Borough Council is reviewing its waste strategy at the Executive Board next Tuesday (May 22) and while funding is earmarked for two other sites in the town at Woolston and Gatewarth, nothing is earmarked for Sandy Lane which is set to undergo another consultation, just like it did in 2014.

Local Cllr Peter Walker, who has helped organise the petition says he has read the Executive Board document and still doesn’t understand what is proposed for Sandy Lane.

“What exactly do they mean by consultation? Are they planning to close it or relocate it?”

“It is important people sign the petition and show their strength of feeling,” he said.

“We have already collected over 3,000 names and more are coming in every day.”

Fellow Lib Dem Cllr Sharon Harris fears closure of the Sandy Lane site will result in increased fly tipping in the area.

“We already have serious fly tipping issues in the area and they will only get worse with the loss of this site.”

As well as Freepost petition which is in circulation and online petition can be signed here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-samdy-lane-waste-site-under-threat-again

The Sandy Lane Recycling and Household Waste site



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