We have been busy working with our local MP’s to put pressure on the government and BCP Council to reopen the refuse tips and prevent a spike in illegal dumping and fly-tipping. Tobias Ellwood MP said “A rising number of constituents have raised their concerns with me regarding the closure of refuse sites. We must have the tips reopened as soon as is safely possible to do so. It is vital we address the huge spike in fly-tipping seen across the Country.
As they begin to reopen across the country, with social distancing measures in place, I would like to see an appointment system considered as a possible solution for Bournemouth.
While this issue is a delegated matter for local authorities, I have made several enquiries to Ministers to look into how this will be possible for Bournemouth. I will continue to follow up with BCP Council so we can find a resolution and address this as soon as possible.”
Refuse tips are now being opened around the country and
Councillor Mark Anderson , the BCP Council’s Conservative Group Shadow Portfolio Holder for Environment , says , “If Greater Manchester can open it’s tips this weekend why can’t BCP Council ? We have suggested a variety of workable schemes to BCP Council on how this can be done safely. Alas , we believe the Administration aren’t listening to the Residents” .
We , the Conservative Group of 36 Councillors on BCP Council have listened to Residents’ suggestions and incorporated them into the schemes we have forwarded to the Administration.
We hope they will respond soon.
Councillor Anderson went on to say , “In the light of the Manchester tips reopening I have written to the BCP Corporate Director for Environment and Community asking for a date when this vital civic amenity across all three Towns will be re-opened.”