MEP MEETS THE GOSPORT RESIDENTS WHO WANT TO RECYCLE WITH THE REST
Event: Seminar on Right to Wear Conspicuous Religious Symbols
Place: 14 Bittern Close, off Green Lane, Hardway, Gosport. (The
home of Ray Charman. If you have any problems finding it
please contact Andrea on 07787 326 724)
Time: Friday, March 3rd, 1pm
CAROLINE Lucas, the Green Euro-MP for Hampshire, is to visit Gosport
residents who want to join the rest of the borough in having a doorstep
The council said the residents, who live on an estate off Green Lane in
Hardway, that they would have a recycling collection last summer, but it
still has not been introduced.
Keen recyclers from the estate take their paper, cans and bottles to nearby
recycling banks and one couple, from Pipit Close, go so far as to take their
recycling to Port Solent tip because it offers plastic recycling.
Caroline said: "These people are some of the most conscientious recyclers I
have come across - and I am sure that more people on the estate would make
the effort if they had the doorstep service that has been rolled out across
most of the borough. I would urge the council to join them onto the system
as soon as possible."
The council lost thousands of green bins in two fires in 2004, but the
council has said that the current delay in introducing doorstep recycling is
that the estate will need two different recycling systems. The houses will
have the wheelie bins while the flats will have communal bins and this means
the collection rounds will have to be changed.
Local Green Party member Andrea Claire Smith said: "If the introduction of
the big, communal bins is the sticking point, then we have thought of a way
around using them and will be asking residents in the flats what they think
of the idea. Basically, the estate is a mixture of terraced houses and low
blocks of flats. Each block of flats has semi-enclosed areas adjoining each
block providing bin storage for six flats. Recycling bins could be situated
outside these areas - three on each side and padlocked to the wall with the
recycling collectors holding the key.
"However, whatever the details of the system, we think the council should
match the residents' enthusiasm with action and give them a doorstep service