Waste centre at heart of residents association meeting

Possible closures of Hertfordshire's recycling centres was at the heart of discussions at a resident's association meeting tonight.

Elstree and Borehamwood Residents Assocation met at the Ark Theatre this evening to discuss issues affecting residents.

Chairman Andrew Lewis thanked those who had helped at last weekend's carnival parade, which was the first attended by the group.

Councillor Morris Bright, leader of Hertsmere Borough Council, then spoke about the county council consultation regarding the possible closure of the Elstree recycling centre at Allum Lane.

Residents at the meeting asked what would be done with the site if it were to close, while a number suggested that the consultation document was skewed towards the county council's plans.

They added that the Elstree site was not referred to in questions about possible future opening times for the county's 17 sites, implying that the consulation had already been decided on.

Further topics of discussion included housing developments, such as the plans for the new Hertswood Academy building and the developments at the New Horizon building.

Parking also featured in discussions, including a new scheme that the group hope to launch called 'Parking Watch'.

EBRA member Sue Alford has been in talks with Sgt Watson of the police about a new scheme to tackle parking in the town.

More information regarding the scheme is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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