County Council assures councillors that Elstree closure is not a 'done deal'

Borehamwood Times: Officers assured the councillors that the closure is not a ‘done deal’ and will look at the costs involved in reducing the opening hours of the site in line with other centres in the county Officers assured the councillors that the closure is not a ‘done deal’ and will look at the costs involved in reducing the opening hours of the site in line with other centres in the county

The closure of the Elstree recycling centre is not a ‘done deal’, Hertfordshire County Council has assured councillors fighting to save the site.

Councillors Harvey Cohen, Morris Bright and Caroline Clapper met three county council officers and a representative from contractor AmeyCespa to discuss the cost of running the Elstree recycling centre, off Allum Lane.

Officers assured the councillors that the closure is not a ‘done deal’ and will look at the costs involved in reducing the opening hours of the site in line with other centres in the county, as opposed to its closure.

Cllr Bright said: “We have to find a way of saving the service. Signing the petition is important to show support, but it’s not enough. What we want is for people to fill in the online form and give their opinions to the council.

“There is time for people to sit down and work out some alternative ideas for how to save the site.”

The official petition to save the site now has more than 730 signatures.

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3:46pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Reader (R) says...

"The closure of the Elstree recycling centre is not a ‘done deal’, Hertfordshire County Council has assured councillors fighting to save the site".

That will be a first! They said the same about Radlett Fire Station and then closed it down.
"The closure of the Elstree recycling centre is not a ‘done deal’, Hertfordshire County Council has assured councillors fighting to save the site". That will be a first! They said the same about Radlett Fire Station and then closed it down. Reader (R)
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10:48pm Sat 12 Jul 14

watfordman says...

its not a done deal till they sell for luxury flats and housing . like bwood police station closed and boarded up.
its not a done deal till they sell for luxury flats and housing . like bwood police station closed and boarded up. watfordman
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10:49am Sun 13 Jul 14

Sasha12 says...

Rubbish!!..... (pardon the pun) its a done deal alright they are just saying that to get everyone off their back & the online form would be good if the website worked its always down I was lucky to be able to fill it out. Another concern in the national papers to they are saying that councils are planning to have 3 wk rotating bin collections now you haven't said that & that also will have a huge impact on how much the dump is used but I say it again how do you justify building more accommodation yet reduce community facilities? This includes the dump? You say you are making up for loss of council tax but number 1you are getting more from the houses/flats built number2 you will be wasting more on cleaning up the mess people dump their mess in the area so how does it cut costs closing it?? ..... there is no logic sometimes in your thinking!
Rubbish!!..... (pardon the pun) its a done deal alright they are just saying that to get everyone off their back & the online form would be good if the website worked its always down I was lucky to be able to fill it out. Another concern in the national papers to they are saying that councils are planning to have 3 wk rotating bin collections now you haven't said that & that also will have a huge impact on how much the dump is used but I say it again how do you justify building more accommodation yet reduce community facilities? This includes the dump? You say you are making up for loss of council tax but number 1you are getting more from the houses/flats built number2 you will be wasting more on cleaning up the mess people dump their mess in the area so how does it cut costs closing it?? ..... there is no logic sometimes in your thinking! Sasha12
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