Thousands complete survey on rubbish tips

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THOUSANDS of people have told the council what they would like to see happen to rubbish tips.

Almost 6,500 people took part in the survey run by Hampshire County Council as it assesses the future of the county’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC).

The council is looking is cut money from the service and it asked residents to list the parts they thought were the most valuable.

The responses will be analysed before a decision is made later this year.

Councillor Seán Woodward, executive member for environment, said: ‘I would like to thank, residents, businesses and organisations that took the time to fill out the HWRC survey; we have had a very positive response which just goes to show how passionate people are about the service they receive.

‘We will be working hard to analyse the results, which will inform and help to shape the future of the service.’

His decision could see centres close, shortened opening hours or fees introduced at the county’s 24 HWRCs, including centres in Segensworth, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Waterlooville, Peterfield and Bishop’s Waltham.